Strength Training

Everything you’d want to know about strength training for weight loss

8 03, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: I’m a Gym Newbie—What Do I Do First?

By | March 8th, 2017|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|0 Comments

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?

10 02, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking!

By | February 10th, 2017|Booty, Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training, Tools For Weight Loss|0 Comments

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!

17 09, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Can’t Tone the Fat, Can I?

By | September 17th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|8 Comments

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?

24 07, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Common Questions About Working With Weights Answered

By | July 24th, 2015|Friday 5, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

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.

14 07, 2015

The Case Against Working Out in Waist Trainers — Or Wearing Them At All

By | July 14th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Stop Doing This at the Gym, Strength Training|5 Comments

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...

8 07, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Fat Loss Plan vs. Breast Reduction – How to Choose?

By | July 8th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|1 Comment

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?

4 06, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I’m Too Heavy to Do Squats!

By | June 4th, 2015|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|4 Comments

Q: I'm heavy and its appears because I'm heavy I can't do squats. Please tell me how to get started...

19 05, 2015

“Now That You’re Pregnant, Do You Feel Like You Lost That Weight For Nothing?”

By | May 19th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, My Journey, Strength Training|8 Comments

Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.

13 05, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Protecting Your Knees During Training

By | May 13th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|15 Comments

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?

28 03, 2015

5 Reasons Women Don’t Bulk Up in Strength Training

By | March 28th, 2015|Exercise 101, Friday 5, Strength Training|2 Comments

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.

27 03, 2015

3 Simple Tips to Help You #MakeYourMove to Post-Partum Fitness

By | March 27th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Exercise 101, Running, Strength Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 03, 2015

5 Reasons Your Body Fat Percentage is More Important Than Your Weight

By | March 20th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Fat Loss, Friday 5, Strength Training|13 Comments

Why you need to be all about your body fat percentage. Like, right now. Toss the scale out the window, then come read this.

18 03, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Want to Lose Weight…NOT Work Out!

By | March 18th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|5 Comments

Q: I should be able to get to and maintain a healthy weight without all the exercising shenanigans. Right? My answer, inside.

6 03, 2015

Sound Off: Does the Weight Room Frighten You?

By | March 6th, 2015|BGG2WL, Strength Training|2 Comments

What are your experiences like in the weight room? Do you experience fear? Are you the Alpha Dog?

28 02, 2015

Sports Bras: The Ultimate Guide to Ta-Ta Protection

By | February 28th, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

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!

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Where Do I Begin?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|31 Comments

Q: Can you give me the brief step-by-step of how you got started?

12 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What Is High Intensity Interval Training?

By | February 12th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|10 Comments

Q: What is high intensity interval training (HIIT)? A: It is... gloriousness in the form of 60 seconds (or more... or less) of struggle.

31 01, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Things I Learned the Hard Way About Dieting

By | January 31st, 2015|Friday 5, Strength Training|13 Comments

Five things I've learned about dieting, why it sucks, and why you should hang up your dieting habit.

8 01, 2015

Putting All Your Faith In Fitness

By | January 8th, 2015|It's All Mental, Strength Training|50 Comments

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 [...]

22 12, 2014

Why Women DON’T Do Pull Ups, and How to Change That

By | December 22nd, 2014|Exercise 101, Strength Training|12 Comments

Oh, women can't do pull ups? Wonder why. Let's dig deeper into that.