Why I don’t squat (anymore)

To help you get past your gym-timidation and dread of squats.. here are a few squat rack alternative lifts.

Quick and effective shoulder workout

Legs, chest, and arms get a ton of attention at the gym, so one muscle group is often forgotten: shoulders. Keep working your shoulders to complete your toned, strong, amazing upper body. Shoulder day is much quicker than the other groups, so keep this workout in your back pocket for when you don’t have a…

Leg day: Yes you need to do this

Leg day gets a bad wrap among gym bros, but everyone should be working out their legs to balance their physique. This quick workout will hit all the major components of your legs to give you a complete aesthetic.  Bonus: Leg day has helped shape and lift my booty! My favorite lift, and one I…

Great back and bicep workout

To complement the chest day workout here is my schedule for back and biceps. When you segment your workout, it is important to evenly work opposing muscle groups. When one side is stronger than the other, your tendons and bones can become strained or misaligned.  The first column is the lift or exercise you will be doing. The…

Get to lifting: A workout for chest day

You got up, got dressed, got to the gym: now what? It can be daunting trying to find your place at the gym. Below is a sample workout that Preston and I do for chest day. If you are more interested in a total body plan, rather than segmented days, check out my total body…

Quick 300 calorie workout

Workout- 300 calories burned… but don’t let a workout influence your diet! Lifting 3 sets of 10 Shoulder Press 2 sets of 12 Bicep Curl 2 sets of 12 Tricep Extension 2 sets of 5 Pull Ups 2 sets of 10 Dips 3 sets of 10 Seated Row 3 sets of 10 Leg Extension 3…

May 23, 2016

Remember when I said most of the 7 pounds I had “gained” was food and bloat? Today I am 133.8. Yup. Just restricting my diet, sweating a lot at the gym, and healthy BMs (sorry, not sorry) shed 5 pounds.  Here is what I did today! Diet: 912 cal, 84 g Protein, 97 g Carbs,…

You have 20 minutes: An express workout

Class was let out at 9:40 this morning, and I didn’t need to meet with my advisor until 10:30. With just under an hour I made the trek across campus to hit the gym. Even though I didn’t have much time, something is always better than nothing; it is possible to have a good workout…

The start of the journey: Preston

My senior year of high school I wrestled at 140. Hayley could hardly believe it (seriously I still wouldn’t if his mom hadn’t brought the photos out at Thanksgiving. Yay for holidays!!), but I have been dieting to bulk and gain weight. While Hayley struggled to shrink down, I struggled to size up. I first learned…