How often should I lift weights?

It’s best to lift weights three to four times a week and you want to do three to four sets for each muscle group you are working to get the best bang for your buck. For example, today I worked biceps and triceps. For my biceps workout I did four sets of hammer curls, four sets of […]

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Trainer Tip – Calves in 8 minutes

If working your calves for eight minutes sounds easy, I have news for you. It’s hard! Grab two heavy weights, set your timer for 8 minutes, and do 25 calf raises without stopping. Rest for 15 to 30 seconds and repeat until the timer goes off. You should do at least four sets of twenty-five. […]

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What Happens if I Stop Weight Training?

When I was a teenager my mom advised me not to lift weights. She said when you stop lifting weights you get fat, so it’s better not to start. This was before Arnold Schwarzenegger entered politics so I’m not sure where she got this information from. Mom was right, but only somewhat. When you lift […]

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Cardio – too much?

In the media and practically everywhere else, you hear: if you want to lose weight, do cardio. Cardiovascular workouts do burn fat, but they can only do so much. I wanted to lose those extra pounds and was doing 30 minutes of cardio every day. Nothing. Then I did 1 hour of cardio a day. […]

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