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I always joke that some people are made out of rubber and some are made of lead. Personally, I’m lead, meaning I’m not very flexible, but others — many women, ...

How to Get Out of Distance Running (If You Want To)

I once entered a 5-mile race by accident. Let me clarify: It wasn’t as if I tripped and fell face-first into the entry form, but I did think it was ...

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In a 2012 interview for “Faces of MN,” I discussed my answer to the not-infrequent question about what I do for exercise. When I answer that I lift weights and ...

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Get Bent Pressing

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Lift Weights Faster 2 Ecourse

It had been a long, extremely fun and rewarding day of squatting, benching, and deadlifting. I had just finished my fourth powerlifting meet in the past six months (what can I say, I got hooked!) and was seated in the hotel ballroom where the meet had just wrapped, scrolling through social media, when my training […]

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How to Know When You’re Ready for the Gym

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Risky Fitness

Two weekends ago, one of the most recognizable fitness models in the world, Greg Plitt, was struck and killed by a train in Burbank, California. The 37-year-old, who you may know from the show Work Out or his more than 200 magazine covers, had been shooting a workout video with his camera crew at the […]

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