Getting good coaching on technique is expensive and resources are scarce, so it may seem easier to simply NOT explore the upper reaches of your strength potential.
But that would be a mistake. (To quote Pretty Woman, it would be a “big mistake. Big. Big. Huge!”)
Because getting stronger can change everything. It can change the way you feel about yourself, it can change the way you feel about your body.
That change starts with doing things right inside the gym. You can’t build immense strength on a shaky foundation of skills. A few form tweaks here and there, a great program and the payoff is huge in terms of progress.
I can help you build an indestructible house. I will tell you exactly how to perform the exercises that will lead to your best fitness results, tell you when to do them, and in what combination. I will guide you through the entire process.
This isn’t going to be a long, drawn-out process. In 12 weeks—less than a season—you will become measurably more powerful.
If you follow the 12-week program I’m going to tell you about, you will begin seeing your strength shoot up right away, and your results will stack on top of one another like so many weight plates.
In a 2001 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women with basic experience in strength training experienced significant strength adaptations when training multiple sets of a whole-body strength training program just twice a week. (In other words, they took up a powerlifting style of training.)
You can see strength gains in just six weeks? And that was training just twice a week? Plus, this was in a study protocol, which is great for revealing the relationships between variables, but not exactly ideal for making optimal strength gains. Imagine if you found an even sweeter spot of three or even four sessions a week.
We asked one of the groups we worked with to develop this program test their new maxes after just six weeks. That’s half of the full program. And even at that stage, these are the types of results we saw:
What were Rebecca’s exact PRs? A boost of 20 pounds in the deadlift. Another 30 pounds in the bench press. And 30 more pounds in the squat.
That wasn’t even the most eye-popping one among them. Cameron Radke saw a 40-pound increase in her squat (from 145 to 185 pounds). A 20-pound increase in her bench (from 125 to 145 pounds). And a whopping 50-pound increase in her deadlift (from 225 to 275 pounds). All in six weeks. Now think about where they ended up after 12.
What it all comes down to is feeling stronger, braver, and excited about trying new things. I say over and over again that strong is fun, and never once have I been proven wrong. Join me on this raucously fun adventure, and you’ll see for yourself.
An apology is in order. I haven’t introduced myself. My name is Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake, but my friends call me JVB. This is because I am a trainer and strength coach at The Movement Minneapolis, where I work alongside Jen Sinkler, and since both of us Jens have an affinity for bright clothing, side ponytails, and heavy weights, we needed an easy way for our members and clients to address us separately… Read more…