The Benefits of Muscle-Building for Women

In the lusty 1999 comedy-drama flick, Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez’s character, Ramona, teaches newcomer Destiny (played by Constance Wu) her incredible pole dancing moves. As Lopez (who dominated that role btw) shows off her top moves – “the martini”, “the tabletop” and “climb” – awe-struck Destiny says, “I can’t do that. I don’t have the muscles to do this.”  Ramona shuts …

The Power of Rest: Your Most Underrated Tool for Fitness Success

Rest days is something most elite athletes look forward to and plan for. Oddly enough, the average, recreational athlete like you and me, will overlook rest days in their strength and fitness regimen. As I tell my 1:1 BarbellSTRONG Coaching (BSC) ladies – Rest days are just as important as the workout day. It’s programmed intentionally to allow your body …

What is the Tripod Foot?

The best movers have the strongest feet, and yet so many of us treat the foot like an afterthought when lifting. If you’re serious about improving your main lifts – the squat, deadlift – and every other exercise in between, you must get reacquainted with the tripod foot. Not only will this activate the muscles, joints, ligaments in the foot, …

Better Core Training with Bear Crawl Variations

When it comes to core training, the choices and variations are endless. Deadbugs, farmer’s carry, planks, and crawls appear in my programming and my clients’ programs literally always.  Not a single crunch in sight!  The bear crawl in particular is one of my favorites to play with because it challenges and ignites muscles that the majority of people need, including: …