One of my biggest pet peeves is getting female personal training clients who have never done a pushup or bodyweight row.
Now I'm not talking about beginners...but about women who have been training with other personal trainers and who have decided to train with me instead.
Time after time I would ask my new clients to do pushups or even eccentric chinups, and they would say...
"Oh, my old trainer never had me do those exercises."
That always pissed me off.
Because it means their "old trainers" didn't respect their strength, fitness, and ability.
Instead, like most of the fitness industry, they were just out to get their client's money.
And that's how it remains today. Most personal trainers just like to talk to their female clients and give them a few fluff exercises, rather than respecting their client's time.
So that's why I'm excited to see one of the first "respectful" fitness books written for women is now available.
It's from Rachel Cosgrove, an amazing trainer, who has worked with triathletes, fitness competitors, obese women, beginners, and even female powerlifters.
She is a true female fitness expert, and her new book includes:
1) The ultimate guide to strength training for sustainable fat-loss, increased energy, and healthy body image for women who want to be in great shape, look amazing, and feel sexy and empowered
2) A 16-week program
3) A 2-week Bodyweight-Only Jumpstart Phase that will help women adjust to strength training while seeing results in just days
4) Over 100 fully illustrated warm-up moves and innovative strength-training exercises using everything from dumbbells and barbells to bands and straps
5) A comprehensive nutrition plan including nutrient-timing strategies that work with workouts, satisfying foods that promote optimum health and energy, and even an indulgent snack every day
Grab your copy of her book here:
To your success,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS