“Yeah, you shouldn’t eat a lot of protein because it will turn to ash in your body.”
“Women shouldn’t lift too heavy because our body composition is different.”
You’d be surprised the amount of misinformation I overhear at the gym (both of the above came from instructors). Suffice to say, it’s not where I go for advice.
When I’m in need of fitness wisdom from the experts or just a bit of inspiration, I turn to the internet (seriously, how did people know anything before the internet age?!).
Below are my go-to sites. If you can recommend any more please do so in the comments….because I don’t spend enough of my life on the interweb.
1. Nerd Fitness
Good for: beginners, casual lifters, anyone needing a bit of inspiration and motivation
What’s it all about? Nerd Fitness is a great resource for getting to grips with the basics of strength training. I’m a big fan of their Strength Training 101 series which goes into great detail on the importance of technique and how to get your form rock solid before attempting to lift anything heavier than your own bodyweight.
Good for: more experienced fitness fanatics and those looking to target certain areas
What’s it all about? Aimed primarily at gym junkies and those who know their way around a deadlift, I find this a great resource for when I’m looking to go the extra mile. If you’re bored of your normal workout and interested in building a tried-and-tested regime that’ll target your problem areas, there’s plenty to start with here.
Good for: getting more junk in your trunk
What’s it all about? There’s a reason Bret Contreras is known as ‘The Glute Guy’. If you’ve ever wanted to build a better butt, this is the place to do it with exercise routines, tips on training and advice about equipment. All that and an answer to the age old question: “what do women want?”
Good for: ladies who lift – from beginners to pros
What’s it all about? Aimed at women who are interested in fitness, one of the best things about GGS is the sense of community. Here you’ll find personal testimonials, insights straight from trainers themselves and a firm emphasis on health, nutrition and making fitness fun.
Weigh in: Where do you go for fitness advice? What are some of your favourite sites? Are you familiar with any of the ones I’ve listed?
Like this? You might also like:
- 10 Things I’ve Learned from Pilates (and the gym in general)
- You Know You’re a Fitness Nerd When….
- The Wonderful World of Fitness Memes (or how to motivate by shaming, comparing and judging)
- 16 Reasons to Exercise, None of Which Have Anything to do with Health