Everything you’d want to know about strength training for weight loss
Q: My problem is that I am overwhelmed when I go to the gym. There is so much equipment and I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?
Q: Erika, I finally figured this weight loss thing out. I'm eating clean, I'm working out, but my booty is going away!!! Nooooo!
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?
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?
Q: I'm heavy and its appears because I'm heavy I can't do squats. Please tell me how to get started...
Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.
Q: can you suggest any leg strengthening exercises that won’t hurt my knees? Any suggestions (other than lose weight) on how to save/strengthen my knees?
No, you're not going to go into the gym, lift a few fifteens, go home, and then wake up looking like Macho Man Randy Savage. And here are five reasons why.
So, ever since I started talking about #babysprout, lots of people have hit me on the side asking if I have any idea what my post-delivery fitness plan is going to look like. I mean, first and foremost, the answer will be sleep! Even more...sleeping on my belly! I'm a stomach sleeper, and sleeping on [...]
Why you need to be all about your body fat percentage. Like, right now. Toss the scale out the window, then come read this.
Q: I should be able to get to and maintain a healthy weight without all the exercising shenanigans. Right? My answer, inside.
What are your experiences like in the weight room? Do you experience fear? Are you the Alpha Dog?
How to choose the right sports bra, the proper fit, shopping for plus sizes, breastfeeding, and how to care for it once you've got it!
Q: Can you give me the brief step-by-step of how you got started?
Q: What is high intensity interval training (HIIT)? A: It is... gloriousness in the form of 60 seconds (or more... or less) of struggle.
Five things I've learned about dieting, why it sucks, and why you should hang up your dieting habit.
You know, I get it. If I'm having a long day, I may forget to eat. That hunger hits me. I wander over to the donut table in the break room. I take the first bite... and the angels sing. The chain of events is something like this: The problem presents itself. I [...]
Oh, women can't do pull ups? Wonder why. Let's dig deeper into that.