Do the work

Do the work

     I’ve been playing around with this concept in my head for the last several weeks.  I’ll be totally honest, I took inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new book “Be Useful.”  It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from French physical educator Georges...
It’s not just about reps

It’s not just about reps

     When I first picked-up weight training, I was a scrawny 13 year-old.  I had been bullied for years, and decided to do something about it.  I was the shy, timid kid in the classroom and had less than zero confidence in myself, in...
Stop waiting for the “perfect” day

Stop waiting for the “perfect” day

     “As soon as things settle down, I’ll make it back to the gym.”  “Once I get through these next two weeks, I’ll get back in the game.”  You and I have both heard this weak excuse.  I’ve said it many times, fooling myself...
Vivi’s superhero training update

Vivi’s superhero training update

     For far too long, the gym has not been a welcoming place for women.  In my almost 10 years as a coach, I’ve noticed that despite many great changes, this remains the same.  I’ve spoken with so many women that simply don’t feel...
3 Steps to strong, safe lifting

3 Steps to strong, safe lifting

While seemingly simple on the surface, there’s quite a lot that goes into lifting weights effectively and strongly.  It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the mountains of information out there (not all of it good, unfortunately).  Unfortunately, a lot of...

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