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Ask The Fighter Diet Girl: Deadlifts, Hard Work, And Old-School Training!

Ask The Fighter Diet Girl: Deadlifts, Hard Work, And Old-School Training!

Pauline Nordin, founder of the Fighter Diet, answers your burning fitness questions. Knock out your goals with this hard-hitting video column!

I received some great questions for this round of Ask the Fighter Diet Girl, and I've got some great answers. Watch the video below to learn my top three favorite exercises, whether genetics trump hard work, the style of training I prefer, and what I really think about overtraining. Use my training ideas to build your own Fighter Diet physique!

Ask The Fighter Diet Girl Episode 2
Watch The Video - 02:48

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What are your top three favorite exercises?

My three favorite exercises are the deadlift, stiff-legged deadlift, and the one-legged deadlift. Why am I so preoccupied with deadlifts? Because they are a woman's best friend! They shape your whole body, from top to toe, especially the glute and hamstring area, which is like a danger zone—like, "Don't go near here!"—for a lot of women. Deadlifts are the remedy.

Which is more important: hard work or genetics?

People often think I'm genetically predisposed to be lean and buff, but nothing could be further from the truth. I am a typical endo-mesomorph. That means my body loves to get fat from not eating anything. If I look at a donut, it's going to end up on my belly. Genes are really important, but they will not compete with hard work and a steady diet of deadlifts!

What's your favorite form of training?

I do old-school, heavy training. I don't do mixed training. I keep lifting and conditioning separate. I know everyone combines them nowadays. People sprint a little here, then curl over here, then hang on some tree, then roll like a ball, then do a ballerina twirl, and call it a metabolic workout. I don't do that.

What do you think about overtraining?

You have to push the limits to get anywhere. You're going to feel overtrained, as in being fatigued or lethargic. You won't want to work out on certain days, but I've never met a champion who doesn't kick ass and beat themselves up day after day. No champion says, "Oh, I didn't feel like training today, so I stayed at home, because I am a little overtrained." That doesn't happen.

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When I work out, my ambition is to push my body harder and harder every time to see how much it can take how much pressure it can stand Pauline Nordin

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She says everything really well!! I aspire to look like her.

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I'm in love a little dude. Her personality. Perfect

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Really like her answer about genetics... Seems majority of the time genetics are mentioned its a cope out or to try and take away from someone. Everyone's body has the resiliency to adapt and grow/lose weight as long as you know how to stimulate your body correctly.

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I think Pauline is my new favorite fitness person ever.

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Love what she said about over training!!!

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this video was just simply motivating

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Keeping lifting and conditioning separate seems to work well for me too. Excellent point.

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Important core info, great motivation... gonna restart my dead-lift training tomorrow... legs, ***... I'm sorry!!!

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true words from an inspirational woman.

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"Going to sprint a little down here and curl a little over here then go hang in some tree" LMAO

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