Understanding the pure basics of exercise and how to develop more physically fit bodies!
Q: Hello Erika, How are you? I respect you for giving out the information that you have for us women. I just had a few questions for you. Every year I say I am going to eat right and lose weight and I don't. I have gained so much weight through the years that now every time I do get on the treadmill my knees hurt. They hurt so bad that when I lay down at night they throb inside. I know it has to do with the excess weight I have gained in my legs and around my knees. What kind of exercise do you suggest for this and did you go through this also?
Q: I'm rather unsure of how to go about some target areas like these sagging arms. How I can go about resolving those problem areas?
Sure, coffee can give you a nice burst of energy leading into your workouts, but are there any side-effects you should be worried about? Yes.
One of the frustrating things that I've learned in reading about depression is that people rely heavily on the idea that you should just be able to work out, and boom—problem solved. And this is sort of true. Sort of.
A beginner's guide to understanding flexibility, and how to improve it step by step, begins with a basic question: what does it mean to be flexible?
Eager to get out of the house sans-Baby Sprout and get a little positive and active energy flowing through my system, I decided to take a class of some sort. Something, anything to help me get moving, but I had a few caveats: it had to be low-impact, because my knees have been feeling a [...]
Q: I was told to do cardio first, then lift weights since I don't need to tone the fat. Can I weight train, too? Can weight lifting help burn fat?
A discussion of what muscle knots are, what they aren't, and what you can do about them when you find yourself suffering from them.
Q: Is there a way for me to figure out what is “good” weight gain vs “bad”?
How do you layer for cold weather? What are your favorite cold weather pieces? In this post, I share mine!
The five questions women ask me the most regarding strength training and weight lifting, and some insight to help make you a strength training dynamo.
The wearing of a garment that presses directly on your nerves in the midst of strenuous activity leads to not only nerve damage, but muscle damage...
Q: I want to lose several breast cup sizes, but I don't know which method I want to take - breast reduction or exercise. Can you please provide any insight?
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Someone claims their magic elixir can "spot reduce" body fat, and I explain the realities of 'spot reduction' and how you can shape + sculpt the smart way.
Q: I'm heavy and its appears because I'm heavy I can't do squats. Please tell me how to get started...
Q: Hey Erika, I’ve seen people at my gym using foam rollers all over the place. What exactly is their primary function? Is it stretching?
Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.
'There's actually validity to the claim that pregnancy is comparable to waist training.' True or False?