In this episode of HER Body™, we invite strength and conditioning coach, Jim Laird, to speak to us about strength training for women.
We DON’T talk about sleep, recovery, and stress management (or at least it’s not the focus).
Many women are able to stop chasing a number on the scale and shift their focus towards strength training goals. However, sometimes, they can get overly focused on a PR # and start to put unnecessary pressure on themselves once again.
With all the social media photos and videos of tiny women hitting 375lb squats, it’s challenging to understand what your own realistic goals might be and what trade-off those might require.
How does Jim train and educate his female clients?
What about the ones who do powerlifting meets?
You might be surprised to hear what Jim has to say.
Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL,CFL, LPGA, and MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division I schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters, The Miss Fits (who are a part of the GYM Laird lifting team).
As an elite-level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years. He now understands the difference between working out to be healthy and working out to achieve a high-level performance goal, and he want to help others understand the difference as well. He has a reputation for two things: getting more results from less work, and getting his clients both strong and healthy. Jim’s motto of “Training Smarter, Not Harder” has earned him the respect and recommendation of numerous orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.
To learn more about Jim’s work, click the following link: