I was Fine with Gaining Weight

I’ve had an amazing 2016, food wise, that is.  I’ve indulged in a lot of donuts,  ordered Pizza Hut at least once a week,  and threw tracking my macros pretty much out the window.  That MFP crap starts to get old after doing it everyday for way too long.  Sometimes we need a break.  I wanted to be able to let loose, train hard,  and not feel restricted every time I wanted to get some damn food.  Well,  25…

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Women + Weight Lifting (from a woman’s perspective)

Hey you guys! Actually you girls… Claira here making a guest post on the blog. Since opening the gym, it’s surprising to me how many women are either too scared to lift weights in fear of the word “bulk,” or just don’t lift weights because they think they will “lose more fat by spending 30+ minutes on the treadmill.” Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing you being all hypocritical and telling you never to do…

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“I don’t want to get too bulky” (ladies addition)

It comes with the territory I suppose.  Almost every time I talk to a girl about training, or weight lifting, I always get the classic response, “But I don’t want to get too bulky.  I LITERALLY gain like, ten pounds of muscle in ONE day.” So what do you ladies do instead?  Cardio… ALL THE TIME. I get it. It all makes sense in your head.  The more cardio you do, the more calories you’ll burn, which will…

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