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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.
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
How do we love ourselves when we’re 15 lbs too heavy, blemished skin, struggling to get out of bed at a decent time in the morning?
How do we love ourselves with all our fears of failing or being inadequate?
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:
You’re probably doing it every day and don’t even know it.