There are two essential exercises you can’t escape when you strength train: squats and lunges. Daphnie explains why they matter and how to do them properly, and Joanna makes her come up with approximately one billion variations because no one likes a boring workout. Plus, does Daphnie really eat cookies for breakfast? We find out in “What Your Trainer Eats”.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a framework for exercise that didn’t have to do with weight loss? Something that focused on making the rest of your life easier and more awesome? That thing exists and it’s called functional strength training! Daphnie gets us set up to train for functional strength at any age so that we can walk farther, jump higher, and keep going to the bathroom solo. Plus, we investigate Daphnie’s sweet tooth in “What Your Trainer Eats”.
Links in this episode: Squat form, Deadlift form, Plank form
Many injuries can be blamed on bad form, and most physical therapy is just practicing good form so you won’t hurt yourself again. This week, we’re saving you the time and hassle by talking about how to have good form in the first place! Daphnie offers form tips and tricks for your most common strength exercises and goes on Posture Patrol for you runners out there. Plus, we make sure to chew our food 50 times in “This Is Crazy, Right?”
Links: Terry Crews pec dance, Michael Jackson lean
Joanna and Daphnie attack the myths surrounding strength training, especially for women. This episode explains why strength training is good for you, why it won’t turn you into Arnold Schwarzenegger, and how you can do it in your tiny apartment without any equipment. Plus, Joanna apologizes to Daphnie on behalf of all normal people, and Daphnie answers a listener question about mixing vegetables and fruit in smoothies.