Brendy Scheerer likes to train heavy. She busts the myth that heavy lifting will turn women into mass monsters. Brendy squats, deadlifts, and dedicates an entire day to glute exercises. But she also does ballet and cardio and keeps fun a high priority. Her training is a perfect example of a well-rounded, holistic approach to fitness.
Brendy's Training Philosophy
Brendy tends to be naturally lean, so she works hard to build and maintain muscle. "I prefer heavy lifting, maxing out, but I also get bored easily," Brendy says. "So I'll be the girl doing the random cardio ballet, or rocking pilates. Heavy lifting is my first choice, but doing fun things on my days off keeps me motivated and going."
To bring balance to her iron lifestyle, Brendy does a little cardio five days per week, often on her lunch break. Because she works for BPI Sports, she has a state-of-the-art gym in her office building, and she hits it up any time her energy lags. Her favorite lifting session? Glutes on Friday.
Brendy loves cardio, despite the fact that it's hard for many lifters. "It's that time when I can get away from everyone in the office and kind of clear my head and, at the same, time burn some extra calories," Brendy says.
Exercise might be hard, but it's always worth it. "If I don't work out," Brendy says, "I don't feel like myself. [Exercise] gets my endorphins going and it makes me feel good. It gives me that positive energy for the day."
Struggling to find the energy to work out? Learn from Brendy: Working out will give you energy. Try her regimen for a week. You'll see.
Day 3: Rest
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Cardio