Posts tagged Weights
In case you don’t know Angry Trainer Fitness is based on the East Coast – I’m in Connecticut and my site producers Richard and Roger are in Hoboken New Jersey. And unless you live under a rock, you know that Hurricane Sandy just made her presence known in many areas with high winds and flooding taking down trees, power lines and leaving many of us in the dark – literally. I’ve been really lucky with just a few minutes of power loss, but others haven’t been so fortunate. And all across the area the Internet is offline and cell service More >
Some of you are new to the Angry Trainer site and with nearly 1000 posts to read through, you may have not seen some of the ‘classics’ we’ve run over the last two years!
So a couple of weeks ago I decided to start reposting some of the most popular articles from the Angry Trainer archives that truly represent my philosophy and ideology on training.
Today I’m sharing a post that speaks to the still present debate as to whether women should lift weights or not. Truthfully even asking that question is silly in my opinion because the answer is obvious! Right?
Needless More >
After a year of doing the Insanity workout (see my review of Sean T’s Insanity program here http://www.angrytrainerfitness.com/2011/03/testing-the-trainers-insanity/) and boot camps, I’m looking for something new and exciting. I started classes at Gold’s Gym and I really like them. I’m trying to organize the workouts so I get the most for my effort. Currently, I’m 5’3 and about 135lbs. I want to get back to 120 lbs. Here’s how I’ve been working out so far. Tell me what you think.
Mondays-Body Pump (weight lifting class) and Body Attack (Sports-Inspired Cardio Class)
Tuesday-Body Step (step class) or RPM (spinning class)
Wednesday- Body Pump More >
I’m a 21- year old male and I workout regularly. My question is thi s- how often should I change the number of reps in my routine? Currently I do 6 weeks of 4 – 6 reps, and then change it to 8-12reps for the following 6 weeks. And I change my exercises in my workouts every three weeks.
Should I instead do two weeks of 4- 6 reps, and then change to two weeks of 8 – 12? I’m a little confused as to which is a better way.
Several months back I wrote a comment regarding your thoughts on the Biggest Loser and the fact that I agreed. I had mentioned that I had a trainer and was on my way to a fitter self. Glad to say I am 40lbs down and 4 sizes smaller!
I would like to lose another 20-30lb. My question this time is on weight/strength training versus cardio. I am still with the same trainer and he has helped me get this far. He told me today that his is going to change my routine AGAIN.
I train 3 days a week alternating body More >
I’m 34 years old and work out on a regular basis at my local gym.
Recently I’ve noticed a few guys using kettlebell’s on the gym floor, swinging them around and working up quite a sweat!
I must admit I’m a bit ignorant when it comes to kettlebells and don’t really know what they do! Are they to help you bulk up – or do they help you lose weight? Do you need a range of weights – as you do with dumbbells – or do you use the same weight all the time? And how exactly do you use More >
What A Lot Of Women Could Learn From Padma Lakshmi
For the last twenty years I have listened to women complain that lifting weights will give them big muscles, that it will make them look like a man, and have sat by and watched as they have neglected a very important aspect of any fitness program – strength. I’ve seen numerous fitness “gurus” promote the use of very light weights or body weight training as the only form of exercise women should be doing to get a sexy, feminine body. Guess what? The Angry Trainer couldn’t disagree more!
I’m usually disappointed when I read about More >
Some people seem to think that here at Angry Trainer Fitness all I do is bash other trainer’s “methods”. But that’s not true at all! I only do that some of the time!
Seriously though, the rest of my time is spent studying and learning about new exercises and systems I believe have merit and a place in not just my own, but everybody’s fitness regimen. Remember that I am not just a trainer but a fitness enthusiast myself, so I am always looking for new and exciting ways to workout and stay motivated. One of my “finds” that I’d like to More >