Stronger Now

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You’re not strong enough to be strong yet

You’re not strong enough to be strong yet

I really enjoy helping women build strength, but my challenge is helping them understand that they are not strong enough to be strong yet.

Some Simple “Hacks” To Better Control Your Appetite

Some Simple “Hacks” To Better Control Your Appetite

by Mike Prevost, PhD If you are a science geek like me, you will enjoy this recent review article on the biological control of appetite.  It is an extremely complex interplay between various brain centers, neurotransmitters, hormones, and emotions.  Although I enjoy decoding complex biological […]

10 Reasons You Can Afford Healthy Foods And Feel Good

10 Reasons You Can Afford Healthy Foods And Feel Good

“I can’t afford healthy foods.  It’s too expensive.”  This is what I said for many, many years.  I assumed this was matter of fact without even trying to see if it was true.  The truth was I could have afforded it all along. Looking back […]

Pushup Variations – Which One Do I Choose?

Pushup Variations – Which One Do I Choose?

Let’s talk about some pushup variations.  What I mean by “variation” is a change in pushup technique in order to change the emphasis of the exercise.  This is different from progressions.  Pushup progressions are changes in pushup technique to make standard pushups easier or more […]

The Optimal Training Dose for Women is the Simple Approach

The Optimal Training Dose for Women is the Simple Approach

Choosing simplicity in training is very hard for women to grasp because there are so many fitness exercises, equipment and gadgets to “get in shape.”  Also, choosing the “more is better” approach is difficult for women to back away from too.  The ‘maximal training dose’ […]

Getting strong for health’s sake

Getting strong for health’s sake

So many women are still on a quest to get “skinny, lose weight, look good in clothes, look good for other people, etc.,” and then there are many women on a mission to “begin training, start working out more, get in shape, etc.”  I’ve said […]

There’s no reason women should be intimidated in the gym

There’s no reason women should be intimidated in the gym

There are many women that are intimidated by the gym scene or avoid going to the gym all together.  Sadly, I often read from girls that anxiety sets in and that they avoid certain areas of the gym or don’t show up at all. I […]

One quick approach for women to start training in the “weights” area of the gym

One quick approach for women to start training in the “weights” area of the gym

Rarely do I notice women training in the free weights area of the gym.  This is where all the dumbbells, kettlebells, plates, barbells, squat racks, power racks, deadlift platform, pull-up bars and benches are located.  All of that certainly sounds complicated, overwhelming and intimidating especially […]