Chatty Monday: My Progress

“How you look at yourself is the hardest part” I continuously talk about losing the weight, lifting and eating right, but I very rarely share progress pictures. For many reasons, but the most important being – no picture is ever going to be 100% honest; the angles, the lighting, the time of day, and the…

Preworkout Calories

Getting the right calories before a workout And how you could be sabotaging your own results  There’s no doubt that waking up feeling lean is a great feeling, I used to love it so much that I would skip breakfast and head straight to the gym. Yes I was hungry, and yes I often thought I…

6 Simple Lower Back Stretches

How To Fix Lower Back Pain 6 Simple Stretches Anyone Can Do! Back when I was working out at commercial gyms, the only ‘squat rack’ I could use was the Smith  Machine (I hate to even call that a squat rack). With absolutely zero knowledge on correct form, progression, and weight in general – something…

Start Loving Cardio 

Why we need to stop hating on cardio “Being apart of the lifting community has taught me a lot of things, but liking cardio was not one of them” Before I really started getting into lifting, I ran every single day and  followed a bodybuilder style workout (aka aimlessly using every machine at the gym). I was always…

Favorite Preworkout Snack

Not too much but just enough Preworkout snack that I’m loving! I know we’ve all heard the crazy myths that working out on an empty stomach helps burn more fat. Trying to hold back eye rolling, I know. It’s the furthest thing from the truth but yet we all have done it. I get it,…

USAPL Meet Harv and Barb

As of three weeks ago, Chad decided it was time to get back to competing and what better way than to sign up for a USAPL meet this fall. Wanting to complete in the 182 weight class, he has nearly twenty pounds to lose in six months. Let the process begin. We’ve been sticking to a…

Abs and Strength

Why you should want a strong core before a six pack Our midsection; it’s what everyone prides themselves on, or its the imperfection that we’re dying to perfect. I remember constantly thinking “If only I had abs.” I thought having abs meant I was strong and lean and toned. I wanted to believe that this…

Happy Heart Day

It’s all about love If there is one thing we are promised in this life, it’s to be loved. And more importantly, to love. It makes you feel invincible, it makes you feel worthy, and it makes you feel bigger than you are. I choose to measure my success in the happy moments, the uncontrollable…

Email Exclusive: Train Like Me!

I’m so excited to announce Nashdog Newsletters are finally here! After talking it over with Chad, I want to extend this opportunity to all of my amazing followers, future followers, and readers! I love sharing my training with you guys because it’s no bs that gets results. With social media and so much hype on…

Quick Stadium Workout

It was my day off at the gym and just so happened to be 50 degrees which means ya gurls going outside. I have such a love/hate/more so love relationship with stadium stairs. Its one of those ‘this sucks so bad’ ‘it hurts so good’ type deals. Chad and I try to get out of…

The Best Time for Carbs

In the wonderful world of fitness, we get to see skinny mini lean as a bean girls eating donuts on the regular. Hell – Donuts & Deadlifts is like a thing. But if you’re like 99.9% of the rest of us, you typically can’t do that. Trust me, I know what you’re thinking – “Whats the perfect time to…

Sugar + Squats

I bet that title was misleading huh? I HELD STRONG! So no sugar for me and I won’t bore you with it anymore, WEEK 2 without sugar is in the books. Fun Part I’m finally getting back to squatting with no pain so I thought I would share my workout with you all. I mentioned…

In The Gym

Getting to the gym more is a great resolution but what you do at the gym is the important part Once upon a time when Hanna trained at Planet Fitness, she had absolutely no idea what she was doing. I knew I needed to do certain things on certain days. #Legday was super trendy so…

Thanksgiving Our Way

I was so proud to be at the gym on thanksgiving morning- I couldn’t help but think “man NOW I can eat all the food!” Little ol’ naive Hanna, you’re funny. Chad & I’s Thanksgiving #squattercouple Challenge 2014- One.Thousand.Squats. Yup a whole 1,000 I couldn’t walk for the rest of the night, I was dead…