FtM Muscle Building Pre T

FtM Muscle Building Pre T

How to Build Muscle: A 3 step guide for pre-hormone FtM guys.   Hey, all of you FtM guys out there don’t wait until you are on testosterone to start building muscle. Putting on muscle takes a long time. The sooner you start the better! Also now is the perfect time to lay down a good foundation of strength so that you are ready for when you do start testosterone.   Step 1. Lift weights More specifically lift progressively heavier weights. When you are looking at programs remember that frequency is important for non-enhanced lifters. You will make faster progress doing a full body program 3x a week and hitting every muscle group 3x a week than you will doing … Continue Reading


Supplementation for beginners

Supplementation for beginners

What supplements should a beginner take? A question I often get asked as soon as I take on a new client is “what supplements should I be taking?” When you are a beginner the two things that you want to be worrying about first are: Your nutrition Your training You need to get those two things completely on point before you want to even look into supplementation. Because supplementation is really only the last 10% of the progress you are going to be making and that is after you have very good nutrition and after you are being very consistent with a good training program. If your nutrition and your training are not on point you are wasting your money … Continue Reading


How To Master Your Inner Dialogue

Make Your Inner Dialogue Work For You

Make your inner dialogue work for you, not against you. We all have that little voice inside our head that comments on almost everything. What we do, what we don’t do, the things that are going on in the world. At least I really hope it’s not just me who has this little voice. It is important to keep tabs on this little voice and make sure that it is not working against you. Things are a thousand times easier when that voice is cheering you on and saying things like “I can do it” or “what a beautiful day for a morning walk”. It is a thousand times harder to get your workout done when that little voice is … Continue Reading


Quest To Become She-Hulk

My quest to become she-hulk so far

My quest to become she-hulk so far! I have wanted a muscular physique for a long time, but have hesitated to actually set that goal for myself. Not because it would be an atypical goal for a woman in the eyes of general society, but because I knew how much effort I would have to put into it. If I decided that that was something that I wanted to truly strive for I would not be able to half-ass it. The thought was daunting. Eventually one fateful morning I woke up and decided it would be great to do it and make a video series to document it. It would help keep me accountable and consistent. It would be a … Continue Reading


My Post-Workout Smoothie

My Post-Workout Smoothie

How to make my post-workout smoothie. The first thing I put in is a scoop of my protein powder. The protein powder I use is plant based. I get it from Costco. Some people find it a little bit sweet because of the sweetener that they use, but I find that it tastes just fine as long as you put a banana in there with it. You can use whichever protein powder you want there are a couple options for dairy free protein powders out there you just have to look. Next I put in about a tablespoon of milled flaxseed. It is an easy source of omega-3s. The next ingredient is a biiiiiig handful of spinach. The spinach gives … Continue Reading


How To Identify Snake Oil Salesmen

Identify Snake Oil Salesmen

How to identify a snake oil salesman. The very first thing you want to do is, follow the money! Ask yourself does this person stand to make any money by convincing you that this product works. If you find that the answer is yes it does not mean that they are automatically not trustworthy it just means that it is time to be a little bit more sceptical of their claims. The second thing that you want to ask yourself is, does this person seem to care at all about my long term results. Or do they just want you to give them your money and then never see you The second thing that you want to ask yourself is, … Continue Reading


How To Be Successful

How To Be Successful

How to stick to your program and be successful. First thing you want to do is to be honest with yourself about why you are doing this. It does not have to be a socially acceptable reason and it does not have to be a reason that anyone else has suggested to you. It has to be your reason, the actual reason that you are doing this. You are going to remind yourself of this reason as often as you can and you are going to write it down. Preferably you are going to write it down in a place where you can always have access to it. You want to be able to have a look at it every … Continue Reading


How Online Training Works

How Online Training Works

How online training with me works. The first thing you are going to do when you sign up for online personal training with me is fill out your intake form. Take your before pictures and also take a video of yourself doing the 3 movement screening exercises. I will use all of that information as well as everything that we talked about during your consultation to write you your individualized exercise program. From this point on your level of support depends on exactly how much you want. You can take videos of yourself doing the exercises that I have given you. I will make sure that you are doing them with good form and will make any corrections as needed. … Continue Reading


How To Build Confidence

Build Confidence

Weight lifting helps people build confidence. Today I want to talk about why. Over the years I have seen a very interesting side effect of weight lifting in my clients. They started to build a whole lot of confidence. Something that they were not expecting or really hoping for but it just sort of happened. And I think it is just due to the nature of weight lifting itself. When someone starts weight lifting a lot of the time doing something like deadlifting 200lbs off of the floor seems like a goal that they could never accomplish. But then a few months down the line all of a sudden they are able to do it and do it with ease. … Continue Reading


What Is Fitness

What Is Fitness

Let’s talk about what fitness is. If you ask me fitness is not just about fitting into a certain size of clothing or looking a certain way. Fitness is about a lot of things. It is about increased quality of life. It is about longevity. It is about increased confidence. It is about being pain-free. Fitness is about feeling good and taking care of yourself and being the best version of yourself that you can be! Fitness is not just about changing your body, it is about changing your mind too. Fitness is about building a body that will not get in the way of what you want to do with your life, but will help facilitate it. To me … Continue Reading