I recently lost three hours of my life staring at a wall. Specifically, I was in a single room of the American Museum of Visionary Arts in Baltimore last Saturday ...
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In a “Faces of MN” video interview I did last July, the interviewer, Joel Carlson, asked what I did for exercise. I explained I lifted weights, and how often the follow-up question is, “Yeah, but what do you do for cardio?” My answer is always, always, always, “I lift weights faster.” Anyone who’s ever completed a 5-minute [...]
I hold the secret to eating well at home, always having the perfect leftovers for lunch, and making people think you are a really good cook. This secret is hash — not of the dooby variety (you won’t have to be be high to think this tastes good), but rather the kind where you throw [...]
Like the kettlebell swing, the kettlebell clean is a complicated exercise, but it can often be tidied up with just three simple cues. 1) Pretend you’re holding a cute lil clutch purse under your arm during the movement. Or a newspaper, if you’re not the purse-clutching type. The idea is to keep your elbow close to your [...]
I did a couple CrossFit workouts over the course of this past week, and in the process I was reintroduced to the hand-release pushup, a devil of a pushup variation that thoroughly tuckers the arms and makes you want to cuddle with the floor for longer and longer periods of time between reps. The next [...]
I got a reader question today that I thought I’d share with y’all — some thoughts on training, nutrition and the value of chilling the eff out sometimes. The Question: Hey Jen! I’ve seen your FB posts and have checked out your website. Really enjoying everything you are putting out there! I’m opening my own [...]
Still immersed in a daydream, I had just finished pumping gas outside of Berkeley, California, yesterday morning when a car pulled up and stopped next to me. I heard, “Excuse me, Miss?” I turned, expecting the usual request for a donation of a couple bucks to fill an empty tank. Instead, the driver said, “You [...]