When women tell me how they are afraid to lift weights because they don’t want to get too muscular, I understand, but personally for me, I think, I WANT ALL THE MUSCLES!

When I see women who have 8 pack abs that are so developed they punch you in the gut when they flex, I think, I WANT THAT.

When I see women who’s backs and arms are so ripped that their muscles sound like bubble wrap popping when they do pull-ups, I WANT THAT.

For me, the more muscles the better. It’s like that old Wendy’s commercial from, “Where’s the beef??” I want the beefiest!

It’s takes so much hard work to build muscle and to get beefy that many women don’t understand that it won’t happen just from strength training 3-4x/week of general strength training. You need to lift REALLY HEAVY WEIGHT at a specific frequency in order to get big and beefy PLUS eat a lot more than you can fathom eating in one day.

On my quest for beefy, I’ve incorporated two days from my husband Eric’s Circuit Shred (launching later this month!) into my training program. His Circuit Shred program is time based training (i.e. timed intervals) and one of these days is 1 minute intervals with a leg focus.

I did the 1 minute interval training day this past Monday which actually ended up being 2 minutes of continuous work before you have 1 minute rest because the format was 1 min of 1 exercise, 7 seconds transition and then 1 minute of step ups on the same leg, THEN 1 minute rest before you do it all over again with a different exercise BUT the step ups are ALWAYS included.

Exercises included:

  • Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats
  • Step-ups (SO MANY STEP UPS)
  • Hinge to Row
  • Chest Press
  • Double Kettlebell Front Squat
  • & SO MANY STEP UPS (did I say that already?)

It was INSANE! I dropped every F bomb combination as I went through the circuit and kept repeating that my husband is a crazy motherf&*$er. It was a good crazy though, just what I needed.

What about you? Do YOU want all the muscles too? Please share by responding to this post, I want to know!

Come build JUICY muscles and become EMPOWERED through strength training at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on:

  • I Am Not Afraid To Lift® IOWA on September 21, 2019 at Grit Gym in Iowa City, Iowa. There are only 3 spots left at the early bird discount rate and then after that the price goes up $100. So get in on it early if you plan to attend!

You can sign up ==> HERE <==

  • I Am Not Afraid To Lift® ALBANY, NY on October 20, 2019 at Her Strength Studio in Latham, New York.

You can sign up ==> HERE <==

OR at one of my Kettlebell or Barbell Courses this fall in Las Vegas:

  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Course LAS VEGAS on September 29, 2019 at LifeTime Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can sign up  ==> HERE <==

  • StrongFirst Barbell Course LAS VEGAS on October 27, 2019 at LifeTime Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can sign up  ==> HERE <==

  • *Advanced Kettlebell Ballistics Course LAS VEGAS on November 10, 2019 at LifeTime Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can sign up ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Discount Ends October 27, 2019!

*Learn more about this course  

==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,



Artemis Scantalides


Iron Body Training Systems &

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Workshops

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