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Taylor Ryan – The head trainer

Taylorryan0406(at)gmail.com

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The Art of Weight Lifting

  • Patti Thompson

    Hi,
    I have noticed since I began weight training that veins buldge on my hands and arms the day after I workout. I am 5’&6″ and weigh about 118 lbs. Is there any remedy or way to avoid this?

    Thank you,

    Patti

  • kirsty castles

    i am trying to loose weight and tone up, i am using my fitness pal to record my calories and exersize but am unsure how i count the weights, i am using 400grams at the miniute in each hand but do i say its 400grams or 800grams that i am lifting lol, please help!!! thank you.

    • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

      Do whatever works best for you. When i keep track I write down if it’s barbell or dumbbells. If it’s dumbbells then writing the 400 g is fine, for barbell then you would write 800 g down. it’s all relative to your own preference.

  • Jesse S

    Hi, I am a 14 1/2 year old, 5′ 2″, 115 pound girl. I really want to loose excess fat and get lean muscles. My legs are really strong since I’m in track but I’d like to be leaner, what exercises can I do to do this? Also, my arms are a bit flabby (especially in the back of my arms, triceps) and I’d love to have abs. What exercises should I do to attain my goals? I eat very healthy but have treats here and there. So if you could give me a list of exercises that would help me attain my goal it would be great! Thank you in advance, and you are such a great inspiration!

  • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

    Hey Jesse, thanks for writing. You’re a great healthy weight for your age and your size. If you’re a track runner I am sure your coach has some great moves for you to do, and I would hate to go against his/her training for you. I seems like you’re very active though which is great. For your arms, push-ups and pull-ups are great moves to help tone up the entire upper body, but again at your age talk to your coach before adding any additional training.

  • Zara A

    Hi Taylor,

    I am a 24 year old female from the United Kingdom. I recently viewed a few of your youtube videos which led me to this site. I have been trying to lose weight and tone up for quite some time- however, because of my busy schedule, I don’t have the time to join a gym and I am currently using a treadmill and 1 kg dumbells. My current routine is to run for 30mins on average speed (2miles) at least three times a week. I then do some exercises with dumbells to tone my arms. I also have a fitness ball and try to do about 50 sit ups. I am also attempting lunges but I am finding it very difficult, and my knees became very weak. Please could you advise me on how I can try to lose weight and tone up in a fast amount of time using the equipment I have at home.

    I look forwards to hearing from you!

  • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

    Hey Zara,
    Thanks for writing. Congrats on taking steps to get healthy! That’s the first move and I can tell you’re motivated. My first piece of advice is to change up your cardio routine. Your body adjust to workouts quite quickly so if you’ve been doing that same speed for the same length of time you’re not having to work as hard any longer. change it up with intervals (walking/running); trying to go faster, or add some more time to your current workouts.
    The same goes with your weight training, it’s important to really push yourself to make your body react. You can do a lot with what you have but you have to do exercises that use big muscles and you will have to do reps until you feel them.

    And last, diet is super important and accounts for around 80% of how you look, so take a look at your diet and see how you might can make it cleaner.

    For more help, theartofweightlifting.com has some great workouts, and there are good workouts here on the blog as well.

    Good luck!

  • http://www.outlawfit.com Sarah

    I over eat and feel horrible afterwards. Sometimes I throw up. Is there an exercise I can do to not eat so much?

    • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

      Sarah, your comment concerns me. Unfortunately there isn’t an exercise to control your appetite though working out in general offten does help to decrease it and cravings. However, with your binge eating and burging I really recommend talking to your doctor. I wish you luck!!

  • Amanda

    If you were to continue giving advice to Jesse, what would you say are good excersises for creating well defined and strong abs?

    • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

      First off good abs are made not just in the gym but more importantly in the kitchen. If you workout but eat only semi healthy you’re not going to see great abs. Just life unfortunately. For a woman to show off defined abs she has to bring her body fat down quite a bit which is best done with a fat burning, total body workout that includes weights and interval training. For core moves there are a ton of great exercises… in fact my youtube channel has a lot of ab exercises:
      http://www.youtube.com/user/fitnesstaylor/search?query=abs

  • Lesley

    Hi, I am not overweight just need to tone up. It is my tummy and waist that is my problem. I am in my 50’s have had children,. Please help?

    PS i walk everywhere and have started using light 3kg weight. Also what is the difference between barbells and dumbbells

    • http://www.theartofweightlifting.com TaylorR

      Hi Lesley, Unfortunately spot reduction isn’t possible, however to tone up a strength training regiment is vital. While walking with weights is a great workout, it’s not sufficient for toning the body up. Being a beginner, I recommend starting with body weight exercises and starting with a program that is designed for beginners to help you. I recommend checking out my site http://www.fitwomensweekly.com it can definitely help you. It’s getting ready to be closed for new registration so def see if it’s what you are looking for.

      As far as dumbbells and barbells. Dumbbells are weights that you hold one in each hand, so if you were to do let’s say bicep curls, you might have a 10 lb weight in each hand. A barbell is a single bar where weighted plates are added to it to make it heavier. So for the curl, your hands would be on the bar and you would have to do them simultaneously to get the weight up.

      Hope that clarifies!
      Thanks!

  • Erica

    Hi Taylor. I’ve been reading your blog a lot lately and really enjoy it. One question – I see a lot of references to”clean diets” on here. What does that phrase mean exactly?

    Thanks very much

    Erica

  • Tracy Lutz

    Am I missing something…Im trying to follow you on Pinterest and cant locate you. I see where you have pins obviously on your page but they wont pin for some reason. Any help?? LOL.

    Thanks so much!

  • wendy

    Hi, I am almost 16 and I want to gain weight, but I don’t know the best way? My BMI is actually a little below what it should be, according to the charts, but I have very, very little muscle mass. I recently read one of your articles on skinny fat, and I’m afraid that if I try to gain too much the wrong way, I will only gain fat and I will only be even more unhealthy. I never really exercise, I get dizzy and winded easily, and I don’t think I’ve been in shape in my entire life. I’ve tried running before and actually enjoyed it, but I hear that you don’t really gain any muscle that way? I don’t know what kind of exercise I should be getting to gain muscle and possibly lose a little fat, (I tend to gain weight on my stomach) or how I should even start. Any suggestions? XD I eat healthy (mostly) but I’m so LAZY!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Best way to gain wait at your age… of course talk with your doctor. And then it’s about eating the right “clean” foods but upping your calories each day. Eating more lean protein and healthy fats (nut butter, nuts, avocado) is the easiest way for the calories to go up. Hanging out on a treadmill will only make it harder to put weight on. Talk with a trainer around you about lifting weights. And not being lazy is good too. Good luck.

  • Kristin

    Hi

    I’m 33 years old and just had my first child. She is 9 weeks old. I was in excellent shape before my pregnancy, running 5-6 miles 4-5 times per week and weightlifting 3x per week. I worked out (jogged, elliptical, light lifting) well into my third trimester. Despite this, I gained 60 lbs and lost 25 lbs in the first week post partum. Obviously some of that was fluid. I’ve lost 10 additional pounds. Im breast feeding and at first the weight seemed to fall off. Now I’m left with 25 lbs to lose and I’m not budging. I’m hungry all the time because of the calories needed for breast feeding. I started a baby and mommy exercise class and plan to go a minimum of 3x per week and am hoping to go daily baby continues to be cooperative. I’m trying to eat healthy but am afraid to actually diet while breast feeding. Any tips on what I can do to lose the weight more quickly in a healthy way for both me and baby? I hate having all this extra weight on!!! Thanks!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      First off you’ve made amazing progress for being just 9 weeks out post partum. You’re right dieting while breast feeding can be tricky and the big rule is to make sure you’re not only eating quality foods but eating enough food. I suggest keeping a daily nutrition diary to make sure your ratio of macros (carbs:fat:protein) is good to go but also to make sure you’re eating enough. You could be holding on to weight because you’re body is trying to store fat thinking you’re not taking in enough calories. The exercise will definitely help too! You’ll get there!

      • Kristin

        Thanks, Taylor! That’s an excellent point! I am going to try the nutrition diary and hopefully that will keep me on track :-)

  • TKirk

    Good morning. I love your site. Thank you for providing such great information. I am in a 90 day challenge at my gym. I am in the women’s body fat percentage category. Well we are at day 83 and I am in the top 5 out of 81. My trainer measures my body fat with calipers. I have my final measurement next Tuesday. Is there anything I can do or anything I should not do to be sure I get the best possible results? I am not looking to cheat but want to be sure I get the best possible reading. I am a 43 year old woman. 5’3 and 140lbs. I started at 22.5% and my last measurement was 18.8%. Any last minute tricks I can use to maybe drop a little more in a week? Your advice is sincerely appreciated.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Sounds like you’re on a great path. To be honest, the hard work is over, the next week just eat extremely clean, cut back on carbs, hydrate like crazy and you’ve done the best you can!

  • valerie

    It is almost February and I am wondering if you have a monthly challenge picked out yet. My friend and I did the January challenge and WHOAA loved it but wow. Hope you do one everything month!!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Yes we are going to do another for Feb, it will be announced on Sunday! Make sure to check back for the update!

  • Sheena

    Totally random thought, my friend told me about this: http://www.fitbit.com/flex
    and it sounds super cool to know when I’m sleeping well and when I’m not but I kinda feel like I already know… have you looked at these fitness/sleep tracking bands and what the heck they’re good for?