Radical Strength’s Fitness Archives will provide you with top-notch advice from certified personal trainer Rachel MacPherson. With over a decade’s experience in lifting weights, designing exercise programs, prenatal and postnatal fitness, these articles will provide you with real, solid advice to up your fitness game.
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You won’t want to miss the article The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a New Workout Routine which is a massive post written to help guide you through making a decision about which workout routine to choose based on your goals, lifestyle, and preferences.
Inside this article is a variety of workouts for you to try at all fitness levels. There is information on dealing with stress, lack of time, and lack of money to work out. Feel free to use the links to jump to any section in the post that appeals to you. Make sure you bookmark it or Pin it to refer to later as it is full of advice for any point in your fitness journey.
Whether you are a newbie or a hardcore lifter, you will love this post. It is the cornerstone article on fitness here on RadicalStrength.ca.
In the What I Ate Wednesday series, there are often workouts linked from Instagram or directly inside the post. Have a look there for some workouts Rachel did during those weeks.
Also be sure to check out Core Strength Exercises that Actually Work to find full core strengthening exercises and a workout circuit to help you function at your best and look great too!
Most people have heard about stress hormones, particularly cortisol, causing weight gain or preventing weight loss, especially around the midsection. While being overweight is of course not something people should judge each other or themselves on and “fat shaming” isn’t cool, as a health professional, I will not ever agree to say that overweight and obesity are not a health concern.They absolutely are. And moreover, stress in and of itself, regardless of your weight, is very damaging to your health. View Post
Proper core exercises can help you say goodbye to back pain and weak pelvic floor muscles (no, you shouldn’t pee when you sneeze!). These are very common ailments that, with proper training, you can overcome while improving the overall strength and function of your whole body. View Post
Whether you are a total beginner or you are Mark Wahlberg, there will be a time when you have to choose a new workout routine to commit to. That is not always easy.
Especially as a beginner or when you want to focus on a new goal and you don’t know where to start.
Luckily, the solution can be found by taking a look at your own preferences and goals as well as any constraints that may factor in such as time, budget and your fitness level.
Even something such as how easily bored you get with workouts or how awkward you find gyms can play a huge role in whether or not you’ll enjoy and stick to your routine. View Post