A woman’s guide to creatine supplementation (Infographic)

As somebody who takes creatine a few times a year, I decided to look into it’s benefits and ways that other women can benefit from taking it. Creatine Side effects: Truth Vs Myth First, I have to admit that there is so much misinformation out there even in regards to female supplementation. With some sources…

Glutes and Core Workout (Gym Video)

I thought I would film today’s workout while I was at the gym. I posted the video right below. I did the following strength training exercises and targeted my core and glute muscles. Perform each exercise at home or while at the gym for a total of 3 sets each. Make sure to take a…

3 Exercises for Round Glutes (video)

In this short video, I am demonstrating three of my favorite glute-strengthening exercises. This short workout can be performed at home on a mat with a band or ankle weights. The butt-firming workout: 1. Squat with isohold- hold the bottom position of the squat for 1 second. Perform 3 sets x 12 repetitions 2. Donkey…

How to be efficient in a crowded gym (Q&A)

When are gyms in Beirut the most crowded? In Beirut, peak times for training are weekdays from 8-11AM and from 5-8 PM. This is the universal rush hour period for gyms and Beirut is no exception. Equipment tends to be hard to access at this time (yes, cardio equipment and mats also included). When is…

Three Lower Body Exercise Variations (Video)

In today’s demonstration video, I demonstrate proper form of three lower body exercises and show different ways of performing them. Among these exercises are the squat, bridge and adductor. These exercises mainly target the gluteus muscle, the adductor and the hamstrings. The video is posted below: The variations in the demonstration are not technically difficult,…

How to Set and Achieve your Fitness Goals (Video)

I thought that I would address concerns about setting goals and objectives within the fitness domain.  While exercise in Lebanon tends to have a rep as being purely a vanity thing, I thought that addressing the goal-setting part of fitness, you can start to see it as more nuanced and varied.   My belief is that…

Health-Conscious Guide to Fitness Supplements

Not all supplements are equated equal. While there are varying definitions of what fitness and a healthy lifestyle looks to one person, I’m sure that we can agree that fitness should be adding value to your life, and not taking away from that. So let’s start by addressing whether supplements can be generalised upon, clearly,…

5 Minute Mobility Routine (Video Tutorial)

I created a 5 minute mobility routine that can be performed before your workout or simply to get movement during the day. Try this routine if you want to improve your squat depth, to relieve tight hips and lower back or simply just to improve flexibility and joint function. The routine consists of both functional…

Analysis of Aesthetics and the Female Body

Today, I decided to dedicate a post to the subject of female-specific physical fitness and cosmetic enhancements. My aim was initially to explore the globalised female ideal, after a few hours of research, however, I find that while there is a trend in the direction of glamor and “bigger is better” type of aesthetic, which…