Posts in "Female Training"

A Thoughtful and Reflective Discussion On Postpartum Training

My son, Julian, was born January 31, 2017. Four days later my wife, Lisa, accompanied me to the gym. The workout wasn’t anything crazy. There were no burpees, no deadlifts, no squats; hell I don’t even think there was a barbell involved. If anything, the field trip served as more of a rendezvous back to… Read more

4 Things to Consider When Working With Postpartum Women

I’ve always prided myself in my ability to recognize (and then attempt to address) my knowledge gaps. Understanding functional anatomy? ✅ Peeling back the onion on the importance of breathing mechanics? ✅ Having a better understanding of how to appropriately program plyometrics? ✅ Long division? ❌ One of the best things I did for my… Read more

Showcasing Strong

What is strong? That’s a good question, and one I feel I don’t have a concise way of answering. I mean, some questions are a cinch to answer: Q: What would be your weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse? A: Easy. Samurai sword. Q: If you could pick one career to have what would… Read more

Building Strong Women Starts With You, Coach

Today’s EPIC guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular (and fav), Erica Suter. Working with young female athletes isn’t solely about Q-angles and the x’s and o’s of a proper depth jump landing. It’s also about recognizing that they’re not delicate snowflakes and that they very much can train just like the boys (and oftentimes… Read more

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

NOTE: This is a blog I originally wrote back in 2017, but I’m repurposing it today because: It’s really fucking good. AND       2. It matches well with the release of Psych Skills for Fitness Pros, my wife’s (Dr. Lisa Lewis), latest resource for personal trainers, strength & nutrition coaches, and physical therapists… Read more

Ladies: Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Stronger

Today’s a travel day for me. I’m heading back to Boston after spending the weekend in Houston, TX with Dean Somerset teaching our (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop. Pinch writing for me today is Lana Sova, personal trainer and competitive power lifter based out of Boston, MA. Enjoy. Ladies: Here’s Why You’re… Read more

How To Maintain Your Back Squat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an arduous and delicate time in a woman’s life. To be a bit more colloquial…shit goes down. Shit goes down hard. I’m a firm advocate of strength training during pregnancy. It’s a great way to keep the body healthy and strong during those nine months, and to (hopefully) expedite the recovery process… Read more

One Year Postpartum: Are There Any Special Training Considerations?

The short answer is a resounding yes. A lot of articles and information directed towards postpartum women cover the initial weeks and months after giving birth. That’s awesome. But what about one year after? Five years? As Dr. Sarah Duvall, creator of Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, mentions below in today’s guest post: once postpartum, always… Read more