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