#162 Master the Weight Machines

Lots of us are paying for gym memberships where we show up, walk past all of the weight machines we don’t know how to use, and hang out awkwardly in a corner using hand weights. That’s fine! But if you want to up your level of gym mastery, Daphnie explains how to correctly use some of the most common machines at your gym, which ones she loves, and which are, in her words, “completely useless”. Plus: we get angry in “Rage Box”!

Links in this episode: Photos of most of the machines we mention, Ad we discuss in “Rage Box”

#139 Chest Muscles

Like pushing doors open? Picking up groceries? Getting up from the ground? Then you LOVE your chest muscles! Daphnie explains how our pecs work, how we can strengthen them, and how to know if you may have hurt them opening a sticky window. Plus, we talk pancakes in “Best Choice”!

Links in this episode: Punky Brewster bust clip, Our episodes on Backs and Building Functional Strength, Video on foam rolling your pecs, Form videos: Push Up, Dumbbell Chest Press, Tricep Dip, Chest Fly

#010 Intro to Strength Training

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.

 

Links from this episode: Powersystems link for dumbellsFitness Blender, HIIT It classes