Are you intense and idealistic, too?
Raise your shaker cup, ladies, because we’re about to harness the power in our hormones to get hella-jacked and strong!
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
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.
“…Often times I would visualize failing…I imagined all the ways the lift could go wrong.” AJ Roberts, one of the strongest (and smartest) men on the planet, a 2X-world record holder in powerlifting replied when I asked him, “What goes through your mind leading up to a meet? What do you do to prepare mentally?”… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Failed Attempt and a World Record?
What do you do to discover your limits? One of my main methods for personal progress is sport. Since the first time I learned about Indigenous teachings of the medicine wheel as an adolescent, I have always believed life should be a constant pursuit of becoming better: Physically Emotionally Mentally and Spiritually. When I began… Continue reading Sport or Alternative Approach, Pursue Progress
The second of a three-part series on women in strength sports, featuring the best female powerlifter in Canadian history: Rhaea Stinn, one of Canada’s top 58 kg Olympic weightlifters: Taylor Findlay, and powerlifter-turned-strongwoman: Taunia Stevens. Learn their unique perspectives on body image, women in strength sports, and the statement, “strong is the new skinny.” Their responses just might surprise – or inspire – you.