Over the past two weeks I've been helping a friend develop her workout and nutrition program with an eye towards developing lean muscle tone and shedding body fat. Those goals aren't necessarily unique, in-fact they're fairly common. The unfortunate part is that even though so many of us have the same group of goals, we rarely find someone whose nutrition or training patterns set them on a direct course towards the physique they want.
Fitness competitor Alli McKee is one of those people.
I stumbled onto her blog and series of YouTube videos after reading articles by her trainer and boyfriend Nick Tumminello. Alli McKee's training is a huge departure from so many of the ladies I see each day slaving away on the treadmill or elipticals, or doing dozens of arm curls with 3-pound dumbells.
Alli McKee trains the way I do, and I've actually borrowed a few drills from her videos to use in my fitness classes very soon. My favorite class attendees are the ones who love a challenge and don't back down from something that starts out as very difficult. Particularly the women who ignore classic stereotypes of being intimidated by "heavy" weights or "intense" drills. That's one reason why I think Alli McKee is worth highlighting.
You can check out her frequently updated blog here and below is just one sample of her many training videos available on YouTube. I'll also be using her videos as upcoming samples on my Training & Workouts page.