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7 Honest Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey

 

As a fitness professional, I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside many other women as they start their journey to a fitter, healthier life.

Not to mention, I’ve been there myself. I remember panicking over just walking into the weight room. I would walk in, spend 10 to 15 minutes using whatever equipment I already knew how to use, and bust out of there as fast as I could, hoping that nobody noticed me wandering around looking lost like a newbie. 

I remember a time when the only arm workout I wasn’t afraid of was pushing and pulling the handles of the elliptical machine. I remember being so confused about what to do, being scared of getting bulky, and being scared people could see that I didn't know what I was doing!

I’ve tried no rules/eat anything I like, clean eating, and tracking macros. I’ve had seasons in which I spent 6 days a week in the gym lifting heavy but I’ve also gone through seasons in...

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7 Fun Ways to Increase Your Workout Intensity

workout tips Oct 25, 2019
 

If you’re like me, you probably get bored doing the same dang thing day in and day out in the gym. I like to spice up my workouts each time by adding in new challenges that amp up the intensity. There are sooo many ways to add a new spin on a standard exercise movement. 

Below are just a few of my personal favorites.

1. Supersets

Supersetting is when you complete 2 exercises back to back without rest in between.

There are a couple different ways to do this: you could perform an exercise that works both a primary mover and a supporting muscle and then burn out the supporting muscle with the second exercise. Example: Bench press superset with a tricep kickback.

You could also superset exercises from two totally different muscle groups. Example: Bicep curl superset with overhead tricep extension. 

2. Drop Sets

Drop sets require you to lift until failure and then drop to a lower weight, continuing to lift until failure, and repeat. I love a good drop set! I...

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