Posts in "Female Training"

Hey Vogue Magazine, Thanks For Setting Women’s Fitness Back A Few Decades

My wife is angry at you Vogue. And so am I. Photo Credit: Derrick Harvin The other night as I plopped down on the couch after a long day at the gym to say hello to Lisa and to catch up on her day, she chuckled and said, “oh boy, do I have something to… Read more

4 Strength Goals For a Beautiful Body

I make no secret my disdain towards the mainstream media (magazines, newscasts, infomercials, pop culture, fads) and how it relays fitness information to women. Wait, what? You mean women can lift weights heavier than 3 lbs???? Photo Credit: Bobby Gallant Most of it – mind you, not all of it – is predicated on the… Read more

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Told Women “Don’t Get Too Muscular”

NOTE: As some of you may or may not know, I’m getting married this weekend. As such, I’m going to be a little hit and miss as far as how often I update the blog for the next week or so. I’m going to be too busy eating my fair share of carrot cake and… Read more

Female Fitness Marketing: Why Performance Matters

I like training women. I think it’s easier in many ways. Photo Credit: Dmitry Mordolff Women listen. Women tend to be more patient. In the gym that is. Lets not get carried away here….LOL. They’re patient in that they’re less likely to add 50 lbs to the barbell when I’m not looking and performing a… Read more

Getting Your Female Clients to “Woman Up”

Today I have an excellent guest post by CT based strength coach, Erika Hurst, covering a topic I’m very passionate about: Encouraging women to lift heavy things. Before we jump into the article:  We made it safely to Australia, and if you’d like to keep tabs on our trip Lisa is writing a daily blog…. Read more

Fitness Marketing to Females: Don’t Be a Victim!

Note from TG: Today’s guest post comes courtesy of friend and strength coach Kelsey Reed. I’ve known Kelsey (and her husband Steve) for a few years now (they actually got engaged on my blog and came to Cressey Sports Performance for their honeymoon!) You can check out those shenanigans HERE (<– the actual sneaky engagement… Read more

Training Jane From Joe: Do Women Need to Train Differently Than Men?

SPOILER ALERT:  No. Women don’t need to train differently than men. Sometimes they should, however.  More on that below. And speaking of spoilers – how many people stayed for the bonus scene after the end credits of Guardians of the Galaxy? How many in the ballpark of my age (37) chuckled to themselves with the… Read more

How the Kettlebell Can Improve Your Deadlift

I had an interesting conversation with my good friend and fellow strength coach, Ben Bruno, not too long ago. He and I like to catch up every now and then to 1) discuss our mutual affinity for JP Licks ice-cream and 2) talk some training and fitness shop. He’s originally from New England and worked… Read more