Category Sculpt

The Controllables Versus the Uncontrollables

There are a few words that are commonly misunderstood, but communicate very similar concepts, in the world of women’s strength training.  When talking with women about how they would like their physique to look, I often hear the following: sculpted, toned, shaped, defined, but “not bulky.” What this translates to is: I want to be […]

The “Dieting” Mindset Can Leave You Lacking–In More Than Just Satiety

I have to preface this: you are reading the fruit of hopping on my Facebook Soapbox a few weeks ago about the “dieting” mindset. Who doesn’t love that social networking gives anyone with an opinion the ability to express it…really… “…everybody is on a diet–it’s the foods we choose to partake of. The mindset that […]

I Need To Stay In My Fat-Burning Heart Rate Range!

I have had this conversation twice in the past week with two different clients of mine: Client: “I need to stay in my ideal fat-burning heart rate range.” Sarah: “Do you have a heart rate monitor?” Client: “No..” Sarah: “Do you ever measure your heart rate?” Client: “No..” Sarah: “Then giving you numbers would be […]

The World’s Best Abdominal Exercise

Abs. Six-packs. Washboards. Everyone wants them, yet only the elite athletes who spend hours a day training seem to be able to achieve them. Nearly every Olympian, male and female, you will see has the physique we all want, including a shredded six-pack. How do we get those muscles out from “under the covers”? “Some […]