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Escape the Training Grind: Remember Your Love for Lifting

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

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Do You Pee When You Lift?

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?

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The Corpse Pose at the End of your WOD Isn’t Enough

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

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Train Hard, Recover Harder: Why Less is More

“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

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Girl Talk and Slammin’ Barbells: Yin and Yang

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.