So You Want to Recover Part 1: The Other BIG 3

Need To Improve Your Recovery Strategies?

So You Want to RECOVER Part 1:

The other big 3, what YOU can do for YOU.

When I signed up for Raw Nationals this year, I committed to working on recovery just as hard as I work under the barbell. This meant trying different strategies, finding what worked the best for me, and also setting aside the time to do this in an already busy day.

The biggest three things I think people need to work on and have an honest talk with themselves about before looking for other recovery methods are: nutrition, sleep, and active recovery.

Read More
Meghan Scanlon
Most common questions... For the Newbies and the Curious!

For the Newbies, and the Curious!

For those who get the courage to go to the gym, but still get butterflies when they walk in for their workout. To those who sometimes become confused with “bro talk” or “gym lingo.” To anyone who just needs a refresher for confidence. These are questions I COMMONLY hear from clients and from people in the gym.

Read More
What the HEALTH, eat meat if you want to!

After having a conversation in regards to obesity, health, diets, and supplements with Brian and watching “What the Health?” with him this weekend, I felt I needed to talk about a HUGE ISSUE.

While anything that promotes health is fantastic, there is something to be said for skewing facts, and missing a huge problem. What the health reminds me of many “food” documentaries that have been made in the past decade pushing plant based diets, how the diet will nearly cure any disease, and talking of the horrid environments of animal farms/slaughtering practices. However, I was struck with some of the facts that were stated(stretched) and all of the people they used as case studies. I feel like there is a huge thing that is missing…

Read More
Meghan Scanlon
How to Get Strong 2

So you read How to Get Strong Part 1 and understand the rules, but what is the first thing you should do once you get in the gym?

First and foremost, work on form.

Have you ever lifted before? Do you know you have correct form? Do you think your form is perfect?

I hope you answered no to at least one of those questions, because there is always more work to do when it comes to form for big lifts. There is a continuum of things to work on as you advance and even when you are an advanced lifter you still need to drill technique?

Read More
How to Get Strong

Accept your strengths, and embrace them.

Realize your weaknesses, and get to know them.

Find what you are good at, there will be something. Maybe you have always seen your legs as big, now that you lift, your realized how strong they are and that you kick ass at squatting. EMBRACE THIS. Those legs are not big, those legs are strong, those legs are capable and now make squatting fun! Foster this strength and allow it to continually grow.

Read More
Weight Loss: The Truth

Many people say, “I need to lose x pounds.” I generally say okay, and then ask why?

The thing is, whether you NEED to lose x pounds or not,  is not the most important factor to your success in losing weight. Sometimes you may NEED to lose  X pounds, sometimes it is because they THINK they need to be a certain weight, and sometimes I honestly think they say it out of habit.

What my challenge to you, before you say, “ I need to lose X pounds,” is to think, WHY?

Read More