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.
Find workouts, how-tos, advice, practical know-how and more. Check out the one-rep-max calculator for help in designing a strength training plan.
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!
Full body HIIT circuits with weights are excellent time savers.
The fat-burning, metabolism boosting potential of HIIT is well known. If you add weights to the cardiovascular aspect of high-intensity interval training, you can amplify the affects of your workout. View Post
If you’ve seen people using long heavy ropes at the gym and have wondered what are battle ropes good for, you’re in for a treat. Battle ropes benefits are vast and practically everyone can use them to improve their fitness. Battle ropes are another tool in the arsenal of popular functional fitness training. “High-intensity functional training (HIFT) is an exercise modality that emphasizes functional, multi-joint movements that can be modified to any fitness level and elicit greater muscle recruitment than more traditional exercise. As a relatively new training modality,” (Sports Journal) This type of training in general helps to improve… View Post
A shoulder supersets workout to blast your delts and get you nice rounded shoulders. Build muscle and blast through plateaus with shoulder supersets! View Post
Looking for fun indoor activities for kids at home? Sick of screens and having trouble motivating kids to keep active? Check out this monster list of fun and easy diy activities and games for toddlers, preschool, older kids, and teens. A ton of diy activities, educational games, programs and apps designed to keep kids moving! Whether you’re stuck inside on a rainy day or just can’t get out, these ideas have you covered. View Post
For so many people out there, going to the gym is an unattainable expense. The good news is that with the right small home gym exercise equipment, you can get an effective workout without all of the expense and time suck that is the gym (not to mention avoiding people!) And as so many people struggle with increasing gym fees, and of course, right now, social distancing, the best option for many is to exercise at home. Even though there are so many resources online to make sure that your whole body gets the benefit of exercise, for many it… View Post