I look at myself and my own programming as an ongoing experiment: how far can I push it? How much work can I do before I break down?
If you’ve been involved in strength training for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the “anabolic window.” This is the period of time, typically around an hour, after a workout that your body is primed for protein synthesis (in super layman’s terms, the process where your body takes ingested dietary protein and uses… Continue reading Nutrient timing, and why sex matters in nutrition research
A quick update on my own training It's been an eventful first half of 2020 to say the least. I've experienced a lot of transitions - leaving my job and working for myself full-time, isolation into full quarantine, then moving. I went from planning on doing another race (13.1) and a meet in the fall… Continue reading Building my Running Base (for the first time)
Ever since finishing the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon, I’ve been thinking about one thing: how I could have done it better. Trained better, prepped better, planned better, raced better. On race day, I made a critical mistake by not warming up AT ALL before the gun went off (you can read all of my mishaps here).… Continue reading I’m Taking Warming Up and Cooling Down More Seriously: Here’s Why
Your core strength (and endurance) is always be the limiting factor in your athletic performance . When you start running longer or faster, you’ll notice that its your hips and abs that fatigue first, causing weird changes in your gait (and maybe even pain). Plus, from the lifting perspective, those legs can undoubtedly squat a lot more than your torso can hold upright. So core work it is!
With gyms closed and outdoor activities limited, it goes without saying that our normal fitness routines have been interrupted. Yes, there are tons of home options being broadcasted all over the internet. Yes, home workouts mean saving a lot of time (not having to travel back and forth to the gym). Yes, home workouts are… Continue reading Feeling Unmotivated without the Gym? You can change that.
One of the most common goals I see with my clients that are beginners to strength training is mastering the push-up. Getting a full, on the toes push-up can feel impossible when you’re just starting. It can feel especially out of reach for women that are new to resistance training, and the option to “just… Continue reading FIVE STEPS to Perfect Your Push-up From Anywhere
There is no shortage of home workout options on the internet right now. And while it can be comforting to turn on a video and let someone else tell you what to do and how to do it, there’s a lot of utility in being able to put together your own well-balanced workouts customized to… Continue reading Create Your Own Home Strength Workout with this Template