As women with fat loss or physical performance goals, we have a hormonal cycle to handle that men don’t. Have you ever stepped on the scale and felt frustrated because you’re doing everything right but the number doesn’t want to budge? Ever had a training session where your brain felt foggy and the barbell felt… Continue reading 7 Levels of Female Health and Performance Nutrition
Raise your shaker cup, ladies, because we’re about to harness the power in our hormones to get hella-jacked and strong!
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?
Why the pornographication of lifting might not be the worst thing ever.
The recent attention to the sexualization of women in CrossFit (and sport in general) is important, but I think it is missing the point. Current articles attribute the success of people like Christmas Abbott to their good looks, and blame women who promote their bodies for perpetuating inequality, stating that they are harming themselves and society. Writing suggests men also play a role in the process, stating we all have a responsibility in breaking the cycle.
True: inequality affects and is preserved by humankind, however, people don’t wait in line for hours to meet the gorgeous Christmas Abbott just because she is hot as hell (OK – not everyone in that line is standing there for that reason) – there is more to it than that, and I admonish you to dig deeper. Although Christmas’ beauty and bodacious booty are definitely assets (and she exploits them fully), this is only one aspect of the three-dimensional being she showcases to the world.
My journey in becoming who I am in fitness, strength, and performance with pictures and video.
You won’t find many people in the strength sports world as well-rounded as these three women: CrossFit Games athlete, Alex Parker; powerlifter, Amy Smith; and strongwoman, Tracey Halladay. As such, they offer interesting and impressionable views on the perception of women, in and outside of their sports. Alex Parker is a dedicated law student in… Continue reading Women in Strength, Strength in Women Part 3: “Life is Way too Short to Live it Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin”