My Interview With Beautiful Badass, Nia Shanks

I recently included Nia Shanks in my “5 Female Bloggers You Should Be Following” and for good reason.  I believe she has a great philosophy when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle.  Nia encourages people to focus on performance goals rather than aesthetic goals – lifting more weight, running faster, or jumping higher rather … Read more

Emme’s Training Log: Week of May 6 – New Program!!

This week starts my new program!  It will look very similar to my last one.  Zach Moore says since I am getting more into the competition training, I need to keep hammering the primary lifts and work the accessory lifts that will give me the most bang for my buck.  He says he will change … Read more

Emme’s Training Log: Week of 4/14/13

Before I get into this week’s training log, I have to give a huge congratulations to all of the ladies who lifted in the SPF Women’s Power Weekend at The Sweatt Shop in Cincinnati, OH last weekend.  Talk about amazing displays of strength, power, and mental toughness all coming out of a bunch of GIRLS!  … Read more

A Call To Action: Make One New Positive Change In Your Life Today

I just recently finished the book, “The Power of Habit“, which is a fantastic read (thanks, JB!).  One of the big things that this book reaffirmed for me is the benefit of starting small and being consistent when attacking goals and habits – we are much more likely to be successful in achieving our goals … Read more

A New Study On The Benefits of Strength Training For Women

You already know that I am a huge proponent of women strength training, which is why I was very excited to see this recent study showing the benefits of strength training for women. Basically, researchers took 20 untrained women between the ages of 19 and 44 and put them through a “12-week moderate-intensity, progressive resistance … Read more