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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...

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...

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...

January 3, 2018

When Shirley Webb walked into the gym for the first time, a little over three years ago, she was scared, intimidated, and wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for her then 16-year-old granddaughter, Dorian.

At the time, the now 80-year-old grandma couldn’t get off the floor...

December 20, 2017

Terminology is so important. The way we talk about strength training and how we approach certain exercises/supplements/nutrition advice should have no gender barrier. Certainly there are some glaringly obvious times when special consideration should be given to women (...

November 21, 2017

As a competitor, coming off of competition comes with a mix of emotions. It could be regret for not competing or preparing as well as you could have, it could be pride for performing well, it could be gratitude for the people who helped you get to where you did, or it...

October 25, 2017

Whenever Elizabeth Chadwell walks into the gym her smile and positivity are contagious; you can’t interact with her without immediately feeling a little bit better about your day. She has been a client at Force for about six years now and her transformation from the fi...

October 19, 2017

Besides learning that my stomach is, in fact, smaller than my eyes (or my desire to smash about 5,000 calories in one sitting after a meet) I walked away from Raw Nationals with a deeper sense of gratitude, appreciation, and drive to continue bettering myself both in t...

September 21, 2017

One of the many things I appreciate about Derek (my boyfriend, coach, friend, etc.) is the way he pushes and challenges me in absolutely every aspect of my life. In the gym, he pushes me to go for weights I never thought were possible. In my work, he pushes me to pursu...

September 14, 2017

Have you ever wanted to compete in something? Maybe a half marathon? Or a Spartan Race? What about a weightlifting competition? If you’ve ever had any of these thoughts, even the teeniest, tiniest, slightest thought that competition would be fun—go for it. I know it’s...

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