Strength Training Articles

Can a Vegan Get Enough Protein Without Soy? (Gasp!)

Can a Vegan Get Enough Protein Without Soy? (Gasp!)

First I want to say that I eat soy as an occasional component of my diet, and I’m not advocating an all-or-nothing approach unless you have a legit soy allergy or sensitivity.  Let’s bust the myth that you have to eat soy to get enough protein when you remove animal products from your diet. Since discussions of…

My Game-Plan for a Healthy 6,000 Mile Road Trip

My Game-Plan for a Healthy 6,000 Mile Road Trip

My husband and I set off this week to hit the road for a month and a half. We’re traveling all across the United States and Canada – 6,000 miles total – and I’m going to take you with me on my North American road trip. I’m excited to get on the road, but at…

Stay Fit While You Travel: 7 Workout Ideas

Raise your hand if you are addicted to the endorphins released during exercise – the runner’s high.  You can’t see it, but I just raised mine.  I always have a better trip, whether it be a vacation or for work, when I get moving.  More than a day of inactivity, and I will not be a…

Is a Protein Shake Necessary After Strength Training?

Is a Protein Shake Necessary After Strength Training?

Will you still build muscle if you don’t drink a protein shake after lifting weights? When I told a nutritionist that I down a protein shake religiously after each strength training session, she looked at me funny.  She’d never even heard of the concept and thought it was bogus. Yet, it is widely acknowledged in…