Posts in "Female Training"

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

“Why should I be fit?” Ask a male that question and you’ll hear a bevy of terms and phrases ranging from “to get swole and jacked” to “to get swole and ripped.” Ask a female that question? Well, the bulk of them will have an entirely different orientation or framing of answers.   Most of… Read more

Fitness Celebrity vs. Fitness Pro: Part 2 – Shots Have Been Fired

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, Erica Suter. A few months ago she wrote an excellent article comparing fitness celebrities vs. fitness pros (linked below). Deservedly so, it made its rounds around the internet and reiterated a message I 100% agree with. It was so popular she decided to write a follow-up and… Read more

It’s Time for Women to Buy Into Strength Training

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of NY-based personal trainer, Meg Julian and covers a topic I feel is very important: the notion that some women still have a phobia about walking onto a weight room floor. It’s gotten better in recent years, but there are still some roadblocks which Meg discusses below. Enjoy.   It’s… Read more

Yoga: For People Who Lift

I lift. You lift. We all lift. Raise your hand if you do yoga? [Cue crickets chirping] Chances are not many of you raised your hands. I can count on one hand the total number of times I’ve been to a yoga class. In fact, I wrote about taking one HERE. It was okay, but it’s… Read more

Why Women Should Embrace the Bigness

Or, to make things a bit more click baity maybe an alternative title of this post should be: “Why Women Should Train for Gainz.”   I mean, why do words such as “mass, size, gain, muscular, bulk, and bigness” need only apply to men? While the tides have changed in recent years – in no… Read more

Maybe Less Isn’t More

Peruse pretty much any fitness magazine targeted to women and you’ll inevitably see words like, “lose, fat-loss, tight, drop a size, tiny, hot, and lean” plastered all over its pages. This is unfortunate. Women are programmed, often at an early age, to be less, that in order to be attractive and have self-worth, the smaller… Read more

Why I Prefer Training Women

I recognize the title of this post can be a bit misleading; as if to imply I don’t like training men. This is not the case.   I mean, I spent eight years of my career at Cressey Sports Performance training predominantly men (baseball players). They were all lovely, if not a bit overzealous with… Read more

What To Expect In the Gym When You’re Expecting

Note From TG: This is a re-publication (with updated edits/additions) of an article I wrote a few years ago. I figured since I’m currently working with three women who are pregnant, one of which is my wife, and given she’s still strength training 3x per week AND teaching three spin classes a week – and giving… Read more