Women scrolling Instagram will come across thousands of posts with the hashtag #fitspiration. Attractive, fit women in form-fitting clothes show off their “fitness lifestyles” in order to inspire other women (or satisfy narcissistic tendencies.) But do these posts actually have the opposite effect? Are they doing damage to women’s body image?
Music holds a near-sacred place in the fitness world. Many exercisers swear that their music makes the difference in whether they finish a workout and the effectiveness of that workout. Some exercise programs are even built around specific types of music or rhythm structures. But does music really have benefits to exercisers?
If you heard the first one, you already know this one is going to be fun! Lyle McDonald joins me once again for a lively shout at some clouds! In this episode, Lyle shares: How he got his start as a Karaoke superstar! His thoughts on “sport-specific training.” When early specialization might actually help. Why… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour With Lyle McDonald – The Sequel
As an observer of the fitness profession, as well as fitness professionals, it looks to me like there are plenty of fitness coaches – strength coaches, youth fitness coaches, personal trainers and coaches all over our field – who are trying to be terrible. Maybe they’re really not, but it sure as heck looks that… Continue reading 5 Surefire Ways To Be a Crappy Coach Or Trainer
According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study
A casual look at the life of Ben Boudro, owner of Xceleration Fitness in Auburn Hills, Michigan, might lead you to believe he’s like a lot of other fitness professionals. Fit, successful, family man, living the dream. And all of those things are true. But there’s more to Ben’s story. A deeper pool of humility,… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory
Back when the internet was powered by mice on steroids sprinting on wheels, Lyle McDonald was writing and arguing about nutrition and fitness. In 2004, he wrote the original “A Guide to Flexible Dieting,” which outlined a way to lose weight and get lean without rigid rules around food and without going insane. He has… Continue reading Podcast: Happy Hour Friday with Lyle McDonald – “We’re all just trying to fix ourselves.”
1. Your mindset sucks (you’re “trying” again. Screw that, just effing do it!) Ok, so maybe it really isn’t THAT simple. But it kinda is. How many times have you “tried” to lose the weight? You know, once and for all? Maybe you even lost a bunch of weight once (twice? 3 or 4… Continue reading 9 Reasons Women Don’t Lose Weight
Once upon a time, in a galaxy not so far away, women believed that weight rooms and strength training facilities were places where big, burly and mostly smelly men ruled. Then a few brave women decided to challenge that belief and go to a gym. They found some women on cardio equipment, but they didn’t… Continue reading 7 Questions Women Ask About Strength Training
Pregnancy can be an amazing time in a woman’s life. She’s nurturing a new life, full of promise and with a near unlimited future to embrace. Her body is changing and she has so many questions. One of those questions is often “What the hell happened to my body and how do I get it… Continue reading 4 Questions About Pregnancy Weight Gain Answered