FREE WORKOUT FRIDAY: TRX Full Body Workout
Okay so I’m not using an actual TRX in these pictures, I’m using a “Jungle Gym” (the TRX we have at Hurst Strength is in a spot that isn’t easy to film), but a suspension trainer is a suspension trainer, am I right?? So use whatever kind you have available, rings work just fine too! I love mixing suspension trainer […]Read More →
5 Ways To Make Squats More Challenging
Squats are a girl’s best friend, am I right? But not everyone is ready to walk into the gym and squat with a barbell on Day 1, and for many squatting with a bar isn’t the most optimal or safe option. And that’s fine, because there are plenty of other super effective ways you can make a regular squat more […]Read More →
Six Reasons You’re Battling Cravings
Cravings are the #1 struggle I hear about from women trying to nail down their nutrition. If you’re struggling with food cravings and feel out of control around certain foods, especially at night time, these six culprits are possibly to blame. You need more sleep. Less than 7 hours of sleep? Yeah, probably not cutting it. The quality and quantity […]Read More →
Why I Didn’t Eat My Whole Birthday Cupcake
I want to tell you a secret. Those who are most successful at sustainable fat loss never eat “perfectly”…and that’s exactly why they are so successful and consistent over the long run. What I mean by that is they don’t battle to see how perfectly they can restrict and “be good”. They enjoy a life of nutritional freedom and flexibility, […]Read More →
FREE WORKOUT FRIDAY: Sweat Strong Body Weight Hotel Room Circuit
I hate packing. I truly do. I’m rarely 100% successful in the endeavor. On my most recent trip, I actually had to ship some stuff home because I couldn’t fit it all into my suitcase. How bad is that?! I mean, I wear the same boring rotation of outfits when I’m home, but suddenly on vacation I’m worried that I’m […]Read More →
How To Get Results Working Out Twice Per Week
Can you actually only work out twice a week and still get results? Absolutely. BUT, not without a little extra effort in the key areas I’m going to chat about below. I’m going to warn you though, they’re not very flashy, exciting or complex. If you’re only in the gym for a couple hours each week, we need to make […]Read More →
Why I quit having cheat meals, and what I now do instead.
I used to white knuckle through the week. I’d eat clean as a bee* Monday through Friday, so I could earn my weekend cheat meal. Typically when that food finally got in front of me, I’d be fiending so bad for something that wasn’t “diet food” or low calorie that I would lose all control, eating with complete abandon…usually right […]Read More →
Is THIS View of Fitness Making You Miss Out On Life?
I just got back from an incredible 10 day road trip with my boyfriend, his best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend through part of the Southwest. We (Scott and I) ended up covering 40 miles of hiking and biking in 8 days, including hiking as far as we could down into the Grand Canyon (and back up) and an […]Read More →
Squats *Shouldn’t* Hurt Your Knees (A QUICK HOW TO GUIDE!)
Squats are one the most fundamental and effective movements we can perform in the gym. However, they are so often performed improperly or are wrongly blamed for causing knee pain. More often than not, it’s not squats that are causing knee pain, but the way the squat is being performed that is causing pain. So let’s break these suckers down […]Read More →
FREE WORKOUT FRIDAY: Simple Strength Circuit!
One of the major tenets of my fitness philosophy revolves around the idea that more isn’t better – BETTER is better. So spending more time working out isn’t necessarily more advantageous, especially if what you’re doing isn’t the most effective and efficient use of your time and resources. Plus, seriously, no one wants to live in the gym. Not even […]Read More →