Do Muscles Have a Memory?

Here is another great question that I get asked a lot as a personal trainer. Do muscles have a memory? When people ask this, they usually refer to either of the following: 1) motor learning or 2) gain and loss of muscle size. These are two different things, so let me explain both before I…

Why Women Should Lift Weights Too

I wrote last week about how women are often scared of lifting weights because they are afraid they end up looking like a bodybuilder. They think of bulky men pumping iron to achieve beefy biceps and heavy pecs. So instead, many spend hours each week doing cardio exercises such as running. They feel more comfortable…