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I started lifting weights in my early 20s, fresh out of Army Basic Training and desperate to get stronger after realizing just how weak I was compared to my male counterparts. Trying to walk 12 miles with a 35-pound rucksack while wearing a suffocating weighted vest and carrying my rifle was more difficult than I […]
Among my clients, the concept of all-or-nothing behavior around fitness is all too common. You’re probably familiar with this concept, too, whether in fitness or in other parts of your life. In short, it’s the tendency to operate in extremes—sometimes you’re all in, pushing at 110 percent through a regimented workout routine, or you’re calling […]
There’s no denying that all the muscles in your core are important. You need them all to be strong in order to keep your body stable and supported throughout everyday movements and intense workouts. But many workouts that target the abdominal muscles (and even compound exercises that don’t necessarily target the core but engage those […]