Secret Weapon Strength Exercises

building muscle strength training Mar 19, 2024

It's the strength exercises that you dislike the most that hold the most transformational power. 



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It's the ones that you hate the most, that you need the most. Lean into the ones that are uncomfortable, and watch your body changed before your eyes.

Show Notes

In my many years of experience, I've learned a few extra special exercises that are particularly powerful for women. I like to call them my secret weapon strength exercises because they are super effective for building up your strength, function, and overall conditioning. So, if you feel like you're constantly working out but not seeing the results you want, this episode is for you! 

Today, I highlight my top three secret weapon strength exercises! I explain their research-backed benefits, share my expert advice for avoiding common mistakes when practicing, and teach you step-by-step how to perform and master them. Now, I'll be honest—mastering these exercises takes time and dedication. But trust me, it's so worth it! The sooner you start learning, the stronger you'll be in the long run!

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Topics Covered:

  • Understanding that strength training takes time
  • Demystifying deadlifts
  • How to start practicing your deadlifts 
  • Why you need to do the hardest exercises 
  • The beauty of the Bulgarian split squat 
  • Tips for avoiding the common Bulgarian mistakes 
  • My love for walking lunges 

Resources Mentioned:


  • Listen to the first 19 episodes of Holly Perkins Health Podcast HERE
  • Apply for The Body Composition Project HERE 


  • Check out my Women's Strength Nation YouTube channel HERE
  • See the proper squat technique HERE
  • See the research on the effect of the compound physical activity therapy on muscular strength HERE
  • See the research on the relationship of feeling states after exercise HERE
  • See the research on efficacy of heavy-resistance training for active women over sixty HERE
  • See the research on the effects of strength training on health HERE

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