Tag Archives: strength training

What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

At the gym you’ve probably seen the big, beefy guys and fully defined ladies lugging around jugs of water. You know the kind you usually only buy when you’re stocking up for a natural disaster? Well, it may look a little ridiculous, but t ...
Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Repeat after me, ladies: strength training, lifting dumbbells and entering the free-weight area of the gym are not going to make me look like a man.While it seems like a logical progression””lift weights, build muscle, turn into a bodybuilder&# ...
5 Bad Workout Habits You Need to Drop NOW

5 Bad Workout Habits You Need to Drop NOW

It’s like brushing your teeth, or cleaning  the kitchen countertops. When you do something over and over again, you get comfortable with the routine. The job gets done. But are you really doing it right? The same applies to regular workouts. Yo ...
5 Reasons to Try Resistance Training

5 Reasons to Try Resistance Training

Reluctant to try resistance training? Many women think it will make them look too muscular or that their routines are tough enough without it. But strength-building exercises are a smart addition to a healthy fitness plan, and they can be easily inco ...
Build Bigger Shoulders in Just 8 Weeks

Build Bigger Shoulders in Just 8 Weeks

Even if you’ve built huge biceps and a rock-hard chest, if your shoulders are lagging in size, you’re not going to look as big as you could. In fact, if you’re serious about body sculpting, you’ll want to put in the effort to ...
Build Muscle Fast: Up and Down the Rack

Build Muscle Fast: Up and Down the Rack

Who doesn’t want to  look in the mirror and see bulging biceps and six-pack abs? In order to get continuous results from your workouts, you’ve got to increase their intensity””and do it often. Switching things up regularly will brin ...
5 Ways to Bust Through a Strength Plateau

5 Ways to Bust Through a Strength Plateau

You’ve been training like an animal, but the results just aren’t showing. What gives? It’s likely you’ve hit a plateau””a point where gains are minimal and your body is working only to maintaining only base-level strengt ...