Failure can be your fastest teacher.
By Brittney Bergen Are you past the stage of getting newb gainz, and at the part where your training feels like a grind? That’s where I’ve been the last two years. This is what my workouts felt like. Can you relate? Like a Painful Means to an End Although now I’m a weightlifter, I used to… Continue reading Escape the Training Grind: Remember Your Love for Lifting
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
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.
Just like three girl friends sitting and sharing their sorrows, and then lifting heavy within the walls of a gym, I’m learning that happiness alone isn’t ideal; there’s beauty in struggle.
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)
A 25 kg plate is a circle. A sweat lodge is a circle. Weird way to start a blog, right? You didn’t land on Normal Nancy’s website. In the past two weeks I competed at Olympic Weightlifting nationals and I attended a sweat at a First Nation’s community and by doing both I discovered something… Continue reading Unleash Your Mental Edge: Max Lifts Take More Than Muscle