Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great Article in Women's Health magazine.


On the topic of lifting, check out this great article in Women's Health Magazine this month (with myself and Rachel Cosgrove in it):

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/weight-training-tips

5 comments:

sybil said...

Hey Cassandra,
Just wanted to let you know that I think your book is just great. I've read it several times already and always learn something new from it.

I'm curious about your thoughts on slow cadence lifting as an alternative to more traditional strength training. For the last couple months I've switched from traditional to Fred Hahn's Slow Burn style with good results. Seems like for me, it helps to change things up periodically - not only to keep my body challenged but to keep myself from becoming bored.

Cheers

Rayna said...

WOW. Finally an article that doesn't preach against women lifting weights and "getting too big". :-)

Cassandra Forsythe said...

Hi Sybil!

Slow cadence can be a great way to periodize your workout plan (change it and make it interesting again...).

The bottom line is that almost any exercise is better than no exercise. So, if you like it and it makes you feel good and look great, then use it.

And, if it's heavy lifting that's even better :)

jessica~ said...

Hi Cassandra, I saw this video and though of your stance on lifting heavy and not bulking up so I thought I'd share it with you.

http://staceyschaedler.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/strong-ladies/

I know both of these woman and they probably did these ladders *after* their workout.

Cassandra Forsythe said...

That's a great video Jessica! Thanks!