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The following is a short speech—well, let’s call it a reading, thanks to my inability to memorize—that I gave at a spectacular event this past July called #OwnItMpls, organized by MPLS MadWomen and hosted by Space150. (Full recap by the event organizer, Erinn Farrell, here.) There were nearly 300 rowdy women (plus a few men) in attendance and six […]
Something I see all the time in the bench press: women benching with too narrow a grip on the bar. This certainly isn’t true in every case, but I’ve seen it often enough to address it in our Becoming Unapologetically Powerful series. My theory is that women have a significant muscular disadvantage in our upper bodies: […]
Successful execution of the barbell back squat is highly dependent on your set-up. In other words, what you do to get into position to squat the bar is as much of a priority as is sinking down and rising back up. For instance, where you put you hands on the bar and your elbow positioning is like setting […]
Editor’s Note: Jill Coleman is one of my very best friends, and an absolute force when it comes to getting your mind right. She’s funny and insightful, and if you follow me on Twitter, no doubt you’ve seen me retweet her pithy wisbits ranging from Byron Katie quotes to fitness straight-talk gleaned from years of experience. For those who […]
Editor’s Note: The following guest post comes to you from Ilya Igolnikov, MD, physical medicine rehabilitation physician at Temple University in Philadelphia. Last year, I attended his highly educational handstand workshop at CrossFit 215, where he led us through the series of wrist-strengthening drills covered in the video below. His ability to bridge the gap between medicine and athletic movements […]
Editor’s Note: This post comes to you from Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD, holistic nutritionist based in Raleigh, N.C., and cocreator of Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue, a five-week program that helps heal the effects of adrenal fatigue. It’s worth noting that the term “adrenal fatigue” is a controversial one, but the collection of symptoms (which can be caused by […]