Are you intense and idealistic, too?
Raise your shaker cup, ladies, because we’re about to harness the power in our hormones to get hella-jacked and strong!
This blog isn’t for every athlete – it’s for certain kinds of lifters. the lifter spending 20-40 minutes before a training session smashing the shit out of his shoulders just to get into a decent snatch position. the fitness fanatic whose mind wanders between sets in training or lifts at a meet, distracted by her phone… Continue reading The Corpse Pose at the End of your WOD Isn’t Enough
“I don’t believe in overtraining. I believe in under-recovery.” – Coach Burgener I’m writing this on a day I’m skipping lifting and going to Yin yoga instead. If you’re like me (a perfectionist, a high achiever, a “goal-getter”) you might be thinking, “She’s gone insane.” Or maybe you’re excited, believing if I keep this up you’ve got… Continue reading Train Hard, Recover Harder: Why Less is More
Being an athlete is hard and becoming a great athlete is even harder. Here are the top 9 things I wish I knew when I started training seriously, and as any tricky writer would, I saved the most important point until last and you won’t experience it with full gusto unless you read them all, so, do that.
1. Training environment is everything.
“If you want to squat 500 lbs, go to a gym where everyone squats 500 lbs.” – someone who knows things about lifting.
Got your eyes on a girl who spends all her time at the CrossFit, powerlifting, weightlifting, or a strongwoman gym, but afraid your lifting skillz (or lack thereof) might not be enough to impress her? Guess what? These incredibly strong (SEXY) ladies are my inner circle and, although this might come as a surprise to… Continue reading Guys! Why Girls Who Lift Don’t Care How Much You Lift (but Still Want You To Lift)
If you and your competitor walk up to the same barbell with the same genetics and the same amount and quality of training, recovery, and nutrition, but if your competitor has a stronger mind, knows how to channel positive emotion and ward off the negative when it comes time to compete, and has spiritual beliefs pulsating through their veins when yours are not, who do you think has a better chance of successfully making the lift? Here are 4+ ways to get strong in every sense of the word.