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!
Share! Fitness motivation and willpower fail. No matter how many times you gain momentum and try a new workout plan, a new diet, a new way of battering your self esteem by looking at pictures of “fit chicks” for fitness motivation on Instagram, you never seem to be able to force yourself to stick to your goals long term. Naturally, we beat ourselves up. Girl, stop blaming yourself! Science has proven what we already kinda knew deep inside – motivation and willpower are bullshit. At least in the way we tend to approach them. Let’s dig a little deeper. (Check out… View Post
This pyramid workout for the shoulders and legs is really a full body strength training and metabolic cardio workout combined. The nature of pyramid workouts provides an elevated heart rate throughout the workout so that you are burning massive amounts of calories while stimulating anabolic hormones to build nice, curvy muscles. For this pyramid workout we will do the following: Shoulders and Legs Pyramid Workout Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Lunge Dumbbell Lat Raise Dumbbell Still Legged Deadlift Dumbbell Front Raise Banded Glute Bridge on bench Dumbbell Rear Delt Flye To perform these exercises as a pyramid workout, the key is… View Post
Use these two powerful kettlebell moves to burn fat, strengthen your entire body, and amp up your cardio. The kettlebell is an excellent tool for fat loss and strength building. You’ll love this full body HIIT workout circuit! View Post
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