Posts in "Female Training"

Some Thoughts On Training Women (Post # I Don’t Know, I Lost Count)

“Can we please just shut-up about Tracy Anderson!?!” Those were some powerful words uttered by David Dellanave of Movement Minneapolis last weekend during the Expert Panel at The Fitness Summit. Up until that point a fair amount of Tracy Anderson bashing had accumulated, partly in jest (as the brunt of some jokes), but too, partly… Read more

3 Reasons Your Female Clients Aren’t Seeing Results

Note from TG:  Today’s post comes courtesy of Molly Galbraith. She and the rest of the Girls Gone Strong pack released their new resource, The Modern Women’s Guide to Strength Training, today. Molly was kind enough to write a little sumthin, sumthin to serve as an adjunct to its release. Enjoy – it’s a doozy! If… Read more

Male vs. Female (Fitness) Double Standards

I just got done watching last night’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the opening bit, as always, was hilarious……but there was also an important commentary on societal stereotypes concerning women in politics. In a nutshell, Chelsea Clinton (Hillary’s daughter) let if be known to the world that she’s expecting her first… Read more

The “X-Factor” When It Comes to Convincing Women to Lift Weights?

What an awesome weekend. Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this post, I first wanted to offer my gratitude to Randy Martin and his staff over at POWER Fargo for not only inviting me to speak but for being amazing hosts during the 3rd Annual Sanford POWER Strength and Conditioning Clinic. Not only… Read more

The Conditioning Conundrum: 4 Common Mistakes

Setting the scene:  Jen Sinkler, former USA Rugby player, former fitness editor of Experience Life Magazine, current “free-agent/entrepreneur” fitness junkie, and 100% fashionista was asked a follow-up question when being interviewed by a reporter. When explaining how she prefers to train and not ONCE uttering the words treadmill, elliptical, or Thigh Master, the reporter incredulously… Read more

Wearing a Cressey Performance T-Shirt Instantly Improves Strength**

** =  It’s science (video evidence below).  Well that, and I’ll take around 7.3% credit for the kick-ass programming. I received this video over the weekend and I HAD to share it here. It’s sooooo freaking bad-ass (and mirrors nicely with yesterday’s post on women lifting heavy things.) A little back story:  Kim was a… Read more

Hey Ladies, Lift Something Heavy!

The term passion is defined as “an intense desire or enthusiasm for something,” or as a “strong and barely controllable emotion.” Everyone reading (I hope) has a passion for something.  For some it’s their children and loved ones. For others it may be the charity work they’re involved in.  And even for others it may… Read more

A Simple Way to Increase the Total Number of Push-Ups and Chin-Ups You Can Perform

This post is mostly targeted towards women, but there are plenty of guys who should heed this advice as well. Whenever I start working with a female athlete or client almost without fail one of their long-standing goals is to be able to perform “x” number of push-ups or pull-ups/chin-ups. NOTE:  thankfully, one of the… Read more