Strength Training Mistakes (Are you making these?)

At the risk of sounding terribly dramatic, I’m gonna go there anyway…

Strength training saved my life.

For real. And in very big ways.

But here’s the thing…in order for strength training to truly serve you, it’s got to be done correctly.

As I always say, ANYTHING is better than nothing. As long as you are picking up some weights 2-3 times every week, you’re going to get some great benefits.

But in order for it to transform you, it’s important to be following some helpful tips.

And on a personal note, I’m just going to say it: Yes, I AM a bit dramatic at times when it comes to strength training. I am deeply and passionately possessed about the power of strength for you. So, if you feel my drama, I’m thrilled! If I can get you fired up about strength training, I’ll be able to help you become exactly what you envision for yourself on the physical and spiritual levels.

You deserve to feel strong, and powerful, and empowered and unstoppable.

So, let me share with you some of the biggest mistakes that women make in their journey to become strong! This week’s video is SO GOOD and you need to see it right now.

Check out this week’s new video…

Holly started Women’s Strength Nation to improve the ratio of women to men strength training around the world. You can Join the Movement by sharing your thoughts and questions below. Your thoughts and ideas may help another woman’s journey. Please join the conversation and leave a comment below!

Stay strong, friend. 

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8 replies
  1. Shalini
    Shalini says:

    Thanks Holly for the wonderful tips that you share. I had clicked on the link you shared on your FB last Wednesday, but haven’t received the videos???

    • Admin
      Admin says:

      Hi Shalini,

      Thank you so much for watching and being a part of my inner circle.

      Sorry I’m asking, but what videos are you referring to from 2 weeks ago??

  2. Nadja
    Nadja says:

    Hi, I have one question, how do you know that your workout is just right for you, not too advanced or too easy?

    • Admin
      Admin says:

      Hi Nadja,

      Thank you so much for this great question.

      You want to feel fatigued after your workout and energized for your next workout the next day. If you are feeling fatigued before and after your workouts, then your program may be too advanced.

      Stay strong,

  3. Dianne
    Dianne says:

    I too would love to know how you know you are just above your fitness level I see slight results but I feel very tired after working out however I am trying to loose few pounds and I have but have several more to go Thanks !

    • Admin
      Admin says:

      Hi Dianne,

      You DO want to be fatigued after your workout. You also want to make sure that you are energized for your workout the next day. You shouldn’t be going into your workout fatigued.

      Make sure you are fueling your workouts as well. Here is a link to get my Macro 101 handbook:

      In strength,

  4. Connie Fuller
    Connie Fuller says:

    After reading about you in The Kappa Key, I bought your book and started Newbie program in April but travels intervened. I have now just completed two weeks of Hard Gainer program. I read your book completely and like your number 2 step of tempo. I have been careful to count four seconds on easy section which means using a lighter weight to achieve. I am pretty sure my form is good after a number of years of training with professionals (although some years ago). Now that I am on your web site and watching your videos it seems to me that your tempo is far faster than 4 seconds. My question is whether I should continue with the 4 second timing on the easy phase of each lift albeit with a lighter weight of should I speed up the rep and use a higher weight. My instinct is that I will get a better result with the slower pace.

  5. Lisa Alexander
    Lisa Alexander says:

    Hope you enjoyed your break!

    I need to know how to use my dumb bells to work the rotator cuff muscles while standing (I can do these at work!).


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