We all have our starting points. Sometimes if I’m giving my parents fitness advice, they’ll exclaim “Where did you even learn all of this?” I’ll be honest, I wasn’t always the best informed about fitness and exercise, but I’ll show you where I started out. I feel fortunate that the first sources I used when deciding I wanted to get serious about exercise were reputable and full of good information, because I likely wouldn’t have known the difference if they hadn’t been! So here are just a few resources for you to use and further your own journey towards health:
I had already been introduced to the idea of lifting heavy as a female, but this site really helped to solidify the idea for me. You could start with the series of squat articles (Here), but there are so many great articles and before and after stories, I’d really suggest taking some time to explore the whole site!
With posts ranging from tips for healthy eating in the office to how to correctly perform a power clean, the Core Performance fitness blog is full of helpful advice in all aspects of wellness.
Mike Robertson can have some articles that are very technical and directed towards those of us well educated in anatomy and physiology. However, there are other articles that are perfect for anyone and are high quality and well detailed. Check out his post on squat form and you’ll get an idea of what I mean: (Here) He has a similar post on deadlifting: (Here) Make sure to check out ‘related posts’ at the bottom of each article!
While there are many, many more sources out there for good information on exercise and fitness, these really helped me out when I was just beginning, and I hope they’ll be helpful to you too!
Also my own personal blog has a few posts that would be appropriate here, one on the difference between abs and core (Here), and one going through a fitness magazine article point by point (Here). Here’s the homepage: http://modern-fitness.blogspot.com/
Kat Whitfield B.S. NASM-CPT