Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Category Archives: Exercises

It’s about intensity (Part 1)

Weight training done at a very slow pace requires more intensity than when done at a faster pace. That’s what Ken Hutchins proved when he coined the term “superslow” training. Hutchins suggests … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Competition Part 2: Training

For me, the workouts were the easiest part of training for a competition. Most people who go into fitness competitions are already gym rats like me. So training is something … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hyper efficient leg workout (#1)

In my last post, I started talking about Low Volume training as the key to a hyper efficient strength training workout. So how do you put this in action? To … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hyper efficient workouts

In my last post, we talked about the paradox of being efficient in the gym, yet not letting your body become efficient at burning calories. That is of course if … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Need a tush toner? Climb that mountain!

Here is a great (no GREAT!) 30 minute workout to get your tush, legs, and lungs in shape. If you have access to a treadmill, and can remember a little … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Workout in your PJ’s!

The most common excuse I get for not working out is “I don’t have time… it takes 10 minutes to put on my gear, 15 minutes to drive to the … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s Leg day again…

I am BACK. Where did I go? Ok maybe YOU didn’t miss me, but my legs did. I was off getting married in June overseas, with our stateside reception still … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · Leave a comment