Posts in "Female Training"

You Need to Lift Shit to Fix Shit: Some Postpartum Considerations

I know, I know… I’m a dude. What could I possibly have to say when it comes to the delicate intricacies of postpartum anything? Well, as it happens, I’ve worked with many women during and after their pregnancies throughout the years, and have had pretty good success with mansplaining the inner workings of a uterus… Read more

Failures Hurt. Here’s What I Learned From One

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of good friend, colleague, and past contributor to this site, Kim Lloyd.  If you’re a coach/personal trainer you’ve likely experienced what Kim describes below… …being “fired” by a client. It never feels good. But did you take it as an opportunity to reflect, learn, and grow or to just shrug… Read more

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