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Beginner’s Guide to Tracking Macros

Tracking macros for the first time can be overwhelming. This might be your first time using a food scale, downloading an app like MyFitnessPal, or thinking about how to structure a meal that will keep you on target. The good news is that the longer you stick with it, the easier tracking macros will get. There is a learning curve with tracking macros, so be patient with yourself! Below, I… Read More »Beginner’s Guide to Tracking Macros

How to Build Your Booty

Congratulations on taking the first step towards growing your glutes! Some of the most common questions I get from clients and followers are about glute growth. I absolutely love glute growth as a fitness goal! Growing the glutes takes the emphasis of your workouts and nutrition off of shrinking your body and onto growth. Growing the glutes also involves lifting heavy weights, which can feel super empowering! Now for the… Read More »How to Build Your Booty

How to Actually Get Back to the Gym on Monday

We’ve all said it: “The diet starts on Monday.” “I’ll get back to the gym on Monday” “Monday will be my fresh start.” Then Monday comes along and nothing has changed. It’s an exhausting cycle to be in, and often results in unnecessary guilt and shame. But it’s a cycle that you have the power to break! You really can get started on Monday. The key is to start the… Read More »How to Actually Get Back to the Gym on Monday

How to Ease Back into Your Fitness Routine

It has been a very weird year for fitness. (And everything else!) Many gyms closed and reopened multiple times. We saw at home equipment go completely out of stock. Most of us have lost motivation largely due to our homes becoming the place where we work, eat, sleep, socialize, and exercise. If you have consistently stuck to your fitness routine for the last 365 days, you are in the minority.… Read More »How to Ease Back into Your Fitness Routine

How to Actually Hit Your Protein Goal

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not eating enough protein. Most people don’t eat enough protein. Are you eating enough protein to survive? Sure. Are you eating enough protein to actually meet your health and fitness goals? Unlikely. Whether your goal is to gain strength, build muscle, or lose fat, eating adequate protein is essential. For most people, that means about .8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of… Read More »How to Actually Hit Your Protein Goal

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick

So you set a resolution this year. Maybe it’s fitness related, maybe it’s not. (It’s probably fitness related.) And you probably set a similar resolution last year. And the year before that. I’m guessing that they didn’t stick. Partially because you’re reading this article, and partially because most people forget about their resolutions well before December. Heck, most people forget about their resolutions in January. But that’s not because resolutions… Read More »Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick

Lessons Learned Completing My First “Murph”

Even if you are not very familiar with CrossFit, you have likely heard of the Murph workout. CrossFit is known for its grueling WODs (Workout of the Day), but Murph is on another level. Murph is a Hero WOD. Hero WODs are longer, more intense, and usually named in memory of a military member. Murph is one of CrossFit’s toughest Hero WODs. The workout is in memory of Navy Lt.… Read More »Lessons Learned Completing My First “Murph”

Struggling to Stay Motivated with Home Workouts?

I get it. It has been two months. Your friends in Texas get to go back to the gym, but there doesn’t seem to be any sign that your state will ever reopen. Using your wine bottle as a dumbbell was cute at first, but your living room workout routine is getting old. How many times can you be expected to do an air squat? Before you give up on… Read More »Struggling to Stay Motivated with Home Workouts?

The Best Training Techniques to Boost Your Workouts

You do not need any fancy tricks to build muscle. In fact, until you have mastered the basics, adding complicated techniques to your workouts can do more harm than good. Most of your strength gains will come from mastering foundational movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead press, and row. Practicing good form and getting stronger at straight sets of these exercises will do wonders for your physique… Read More »The Best Training Techniques to Boost Your Workouts

The Best Exercise Routine

There is none. The truth is that there is no perfect workout routine. The routine that works best for you might make someone else miserable. There are many factors to consider when planning out an exercise routine. Starting a fitness routine can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information out there, and sometimes it can be hard to decipher what matters and what doesn’t. Should you lift weights or… Read More »The Best Exercise Routine