6 Best Workouts to Try in 2019
Check out 6 best workouts to try in 2019, for some advice from yours truly.
Jewish Times Features Strong With Sivan
Here's an article written in the Jewish Times about my approach and background. Hope you enjoy !!
The Development of Strong with Sivan Approach
My strength training observations and feelings along the past 14 years in a chronological order: I don't want to look like a man, but this lifting game is fun ⬇️ Wow I gained some muscle; I like it ⬇️ I kinda have an idea of what I'm doing ⬇️ Yay. More muscle mass; I can eat more ⬇️ Damn, my ass looks good; I love my broad shoulders and lats. I do not look like a dude😏 ⬇️ I feel so strong; I don't care what others say. This ‘muscular’ look is feminine to ME ⬇
Progressively Overloading Your Habits
“ Just write me a workout program” is akin to “just tell me what to eat and I’ll follow your meal plan”. Both aren’t going to truly help the client, and are a matter of ‘instant gratification’ the client craves. The role of trainers/ coaches is to understand what the clients *want*, but give them what they *need*. Here’s why: 1. There are literally thousands of free programs on the internet for free. Why would you want a trainer to write you a program when you’re not profic
"I remember the day I was driving in my car with tears in my eyes wondering how I would keep up with my two young active boys. I was listening to a podcast about back pain and strength training. The trainer speaking urged listeners to his website to find personal trainers with specific certifications. Two popped up for my area. Sivan called me back first and I knew instantly she was the one. Her passion to help people like me was clear and her knowledge about strength train
Love your body, regardless where you currently stand as far as aesthetics and physique goals. Loving your body doesn’t mean you’re being complacent, or accepting your body as is; it means you’re operating from a place of compassion and appreciation for your body, for all the sh*t you’ve put it through throughout the years. It means you value your body, and when you value something you invest in it. This means growth, This means getting stronger, This means getting fi
How to Structure your Diet to Promote Adherence
I’ve been on a fat loss diet for the past 4 weeks. We all know desserts are forbidden when our goal is fat loss because the calories from the fat and sugar specifically increase fat deposits. JK. I'm just trying to test you 😉 I posted this *mouthgasm* yesterday on my IG story, and was asked how come I’m able to eat this high calorie dessert if I’m on a diet. Here’s the thing- yes, this is a caloric bomb, but I *planed* for it. We know we need to create a caloric deficit
If You Have Fat Loss or Muscle Goals....
Listen, There is no deadline. Stop putting your body on a deadline. 'I need to lose x amount of weight in x amount of time'. 'I only lost 1 lbs this week, what am i doing wrong ?' (nothing) 'I need to change, and I need to change quickly because I want to see fast results'. You know what? Slow progress is still progress. Slow progress is more likely to stick. And good habits are what going to stick for the long term (and isn't that what you want? You want *long* term results,
Strong with Sivan Approach
I’m all for self love and loving your body. However, I’m not for body acceptance. If we were to just accept our bodies as they are, we would be accepting growing weaker every year that goes by, becoming immobile and stiff, gaining weight, and subsequentially—> unhealthy and unhappy as a result. we definitely don’t want that. We want to strive for improvement. We want to strive to make our bodies better than they were ‘meant to be’. We want to get our bodies strong. W
Automating Your Nutrition Is Key
We all have a limited amount of will power. The secret to making a diet work for you is to reduce the amount of decisions you make on a daily basis. The less you need to decide about what to eat in each meal, the more convenient the diet is for you. Thus, you’d be more likely to stick with it. This is the reason why meal plans work so well for people. There is no thinking involved, there’s just following the menu. However, 2 aspects of why following prescribed meal plans isn’