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December 12, 2018

My mother never taught me how to be physically strong.

Sure, she showed me what it meant to be mentally strong, emotionally strong, and transcend strength into my work, education, and personal aspirations — but being physically strong was not something I learned from he...

June 7, 2018

The process of cutting weight can be confusing, overwhelming, and discomforting if done improperly. It can come with negative health effects and adversely affect your strength. But cutting weight is a big component to the strategy of strength sports and when done prope...

April 3, 2018

How many times do you find yourself in a conversation with other women and the only topic of discussion is what their clothes look like, how their body sizes up, and how they wish they could change or alter their appearance in some way? When you keep your eyes (and ear...

March 31, 2018

Normally, when people think of the sport of powerlifting the first image that comes to mind are huge, burly men using chains and wraps of all sorts, grunting in old-school gyms, snorting nose torque, accompanied by a whole lot of screaming. Fortunately, the picture bei...

March 6, 2018

When I first began powerlifting I was told I had to use the 20-kilogram bar for competition.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with bar sizes, in most Olympic weightlifting gyms there are two bars, the 15-kilogram bar and the 20-kilogram bar (roughly 35 and 45 pounds...

February 27, 2018

I am so fortunate to work at a gym that caters to the youth population. I have helped youth athletes, both male and female, get stronger, faster, and better for their sports and it is a true pleasure watching them excel. We have athletes come to us from all across the...

February 26, 2018

We’ve heard it all too often at the cross roads of every major decision or looming task we set out to achieve—trust the process. Trust the process and you’ll lose weight, trust the process and you’ll finish the race, trust the process and you’ll hit that personal best…...

February 23, 2018

As I sat in a crowded Tim Horton’s off an exit in Indianapolis staring at my grilled chicken wrap and a half guzzled medium black coffee I smiled through my stress. Here I was after the most insane week of travel I’ve ever had, trying to make a writing deadline, in bet...

February 7, 2018

In our technologically driven world, are you keeping up? Is your Facebook profile up to date, are your Instagram pictures perfectly filtered, and are you an undeniable pro at crafting 280-character phrases? Or are you falling short?

On one end of the spectrum, our world...

February 6, 2018

Walking away from a 15-year gymnastics career and turning to the sport of powerlifting changed Chelsea Savit’s life. From constantly feeling like her body was under a microscope and only valued for the way it looked, powerlifting lifted those constraints and allowed he...

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