The Mandatory Muscle Manual: Your Exclusive Bulking Guide for Maximum Muscle Growth

The Mandatory Muscle Manual: Your Exclusive Bulking Guide for Maximum Muscle Growth

Once again, the much-anticipated season is upon us. I know what you're thinking, "Already?" I know. Me, too. "But it feels like I just packed all my holiday decorations away for next year!" Um, no. Not the holiday season. The bulking season. 'Tis the season to switch gears from dieting...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

If you've been following my squat series, Crafting a Successful Squat, then you already have a great base of knowledge for squat success. But sometimes knowledge is not enough.  Unfortunately, squatting doesn't come naturally for everyone.  And if you've been following along, you know this already. So let's take a...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: Squat Setup & Execution

Crafting a Successful Squat: Squat Setup & Execution

One of the most important aspects of a successful squat is the setup.  If you want to learn to squat properly, you have to learn how to set up properly. There are several things within the setup that need to be accounted for, and we will go over them, step...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Many videos on YouTube, and much of the squat advice found online, will treat the squat with a one-size-fits-all approach.  These "squat tips" often miss the mark because the squat is not a one-size-fits-all situation. There are definite squat rules that should be followed, but squat tips must be taken with a grain of...Read More
Rest Days Are Essential to Fitness Success: 3 Reasons You Need Even More Time Off

Rest Days Are Essential to Fitness Success: 3 Reasons You Need Even More Time Off

You already know that rest days are your friends, but did you know that taking a longer block of time off is especially beneficial to your fitness goals? Believe me, I know motivation is a fickle thing. And tempting said motivation with even one unscheduled day off often ends in...Read More
How I Fell Off the Fitness Wagon & What I Plan to Do About It!

How I Fell Off the Fitness Wagon & What I Plan to Do About It!

I have a confession to make. I fell off the wagon. I fell off that great, big, beautiful fitness wagon I used to proudly and effortlessly board daily. Picture me in a street parade, aboard said wagon, waving my best pageant wave, and flashing my biggest pageant smile.  It's quite...Read More
The Secrets to Sexy, Toned Arms: The 5 Exact Methods I Used to Go From Sweatshirts to Sleeveless in Under 1 Year

The Secrets to Sexy, Toned Arms: The 5 Exact Methods I Used to Go From Sweatshirts to Sleeveless in Under 1 Year

Sleeveless shirts and dresses are calling your name, but your arms aren't having any of it.  Instead, they are doing their best turtle impression, content to hide in 3-quarter-sleeve tops forever. That used to be me, too.  I've been there.  After having my kids things weren't exactly . . ....Read More
Of Supersets & Pyramids: 6 Simple Training Methods to Bust Through Plateaus & Banish Workout Boredom

Of Supersets & Pyramids: 6 Simple Training Methods to Bust Through Plateaus & Banish Workout Boredom

While a straightforward weight lifting program is more than ideal, training methods such as supersets, drop sets, and pyramids have the ability to inject your workouts with the oomph needed to overcome muscle-building stalls and banish boredom. I'm a big proponent of compound lifts.  I believe you can get a...Read More
Goals: How to Successfully Navigate Your Fitness Journey

Goals: How to Successfully Navigate Your Fitness Journey

Goals are dream destinations.  They can be things you've always wanted or newfound ideas.  Goals gives you direction and purpose.  And every new goal has the potential for new adventure. Without goals we risk living life at a standstill.  Imagine never aspiring to a higher position at work.  Or never...Read More