Chasing away the winter blues

Chasing away the winter blues

We've been talking a lot about physical health, so I want to talk a little bit about mental health too - especially with the current pandemic. Fitness and overall health 100% includes mental. In fact, stress relief is the number one reason that I work out. Studies...

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Lifting weights does not make you manly

Lifting weights does not make you manly

One thing I hear way too often from other women? I don't lift weights because I don't want to look manly. This statement drives me crazy! Women seem to think that if you just run and run and run, you're going to develop the toned physique they're looking for. I've got...

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Does Occlusion Training Work?

Does Occlusion Training Work?

Todd is constantly educating himself on the latest and greatest in training, theories, and exercises. One technique that has been gaining popularity lately is Occlusion, or blood flow restriction, therapy. Basically, you restrict the blood flow from the muscle group...

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Lose Weight: Stop starving yourself

Lose Weight: Stop starving yourself

If you want to lose weight, stop starving yourself! One mistake people tend to make when trying to lose weight is to starve themselves. Sure, in the short-term, this type of crash diet may work, but it can not, and should not, be maintained. Your body will not have...

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Bosu Squats

Bosu Squats

When I was 20 years old I messed up my knee pretty badly while skiing. 4 surgeries later my every day life is fine, but I have no cartilage and my knee cap pops off track occasionally. All of this to say that training legs can be painful for me and my knee will swell...

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DIY Gym Tops

DIY Gym Tops

Many of you may have originally found me via my DIY blog, Inspiration Made Simple, so it would come as no surprise that I occasionally will whip out the scissors and make my own DIY gym tops. Most recently I simply turned two tee's into crop tops that paired perfectly...

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Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

We talk a lot about physical health on Muscle Made Simple, but I want to talk a little bit about mental health too. We've discussed the importance of self-care and accepting things that can't be changed. Today we're going to talk about anxiety. One thing that many...

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Taking Control of your Health

Taking Control of your Health

Today’s fitness transformation involves taking control of your health. Major life changes can make a person spiral when it comes to both physical and mental health. Learning how to take back control isn't always easy and sometimes takes outside help. Megan Burke was...

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