Do you pee when you lift? Me too! I repped the maxi pad in heavy squat, clean, and deadlift sessions. (Where’s the Super-Heavy-With-Wings-For-Lifters commercial?) But guess what, my friend? I haven’t used a feminine product in a workout in months. Why am I telling you this? Because I’m tired of the talk around pelvic floor… Continue reading Do You Pee When You Lift?
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.
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.
To My Mama, Georgina Bergen – Happy Mother’s Day. I love you! As I pulled out of Moose Jaw en route to North Battleford on Tuesday my mind took me back to my grade four classroom. There I sat under a mushroom cut and in baggy boys’ clothing, sideways in my desk with my right… Continue reading Who is Idealistic Isabel, Anyway? (Happy Mother’s Day)
If you lift, your gainz can’t possibly be limited to the gym.
Here are four of my favourite life lessons learned from lifting:
Why the pornographication of lifting might not be the worst thing ever.
Gen Grant, masters powerlifter approaching 50-years-old, shares her journey through fitness and advice for those at any step of theirs.