I get to chat with my former barbell coach, Niki Sims, about the overwhelming benefit of lifting. Most women are nervous to pick up a barbell either for aesthetic reasons, for fear of getting hurt, or for lack of knowing what to do with the barbell. All three of these can be solved with the aide of a coach, like Niki. If you are interested in using a coach, sign up for online coaching with Barbell Logic. Use discount code SIMS for $100 off your first month.

 

Highlights of this Podcast Episode Featuring Niki Sims:

  • Progressively overload – what is it and why do we need to utilize it to build strength? (10:38)
  • Dumbells are a good place to be, but you can only do so much with increasing your strength when you rely on dumbbells. (11:42)
  • How building muscle and strength will help you be self reliant as you age (16:32)
  • Niki and Amber’s most cringe-worthy practice in the fitness industry (26:00)
  • How should you get started in strength training? (28:57)

 

Sign up for online coaching with Barbell Logic.

Use discount code: SIMS for $100 off your first month.

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Hear about Amber’s experience with CrossFit: Episode 23 & Episode 54

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