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The Chad Rodgers Butt Burner

“Excuse me, are you…Jen Sinkler?” I whirled around to see Chad Rodgers, former professional baseball player turned personal trainer founder based in southwestern Florida. I knew him, too, through his former strength coaches at Cressey Sports Performance. I was touring what turned out to be his home gym in Bonita Springs, Florida, during my search for a place to […]

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Minty-Fresh Friendships

I never planned to post this video (hence why I filmed it vertically, ugh — those black bars!). I simply wanted another keepsake of this 15-years-and-counting friendship that is so precious to me. I have zero doubt that it will be funny mainly (only) to us, but I keep rewatching it and laughing. The defining […]

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My New Mantra and the Great Unblocking Project of 2016

It isn’t much to look at, my resolution for 2016, but it knocks me on my ass more readily than anything else I’ve ever vowed to do. I just finished Week 1 of The Artist’s Way, a 12-week self-guided course created by writer Julia Cameron that aims to unblock your creative spirit. (I say “unblock” because Cameron claims our […]

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Become Unapologetically Powerful

I ended up a powerlifter something by accident. It was never a goal of mine, and if I’m totally, thoroughly honest, the prospect sounded a little boring to me. In other words, I had zero concept of how thrilling powerlifting meets can be, how much strategy went into picking your attempts, and how many new […]

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Two Strategies to Help You Lift More Weight Today

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post comes to you from Dean Somerset, an exercise physiologist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Between writing articles for publications like Men’s Health, T-Nation, and Bodybuilding.com, Dean trains a variety of clients, from medical rehabilitation to world and Olympic and Paralympic champion athletes of various sports. He also enjoys squats and cookies, not necessarily in […]

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Deadlift Off the Floor

You have no doubt gathered, through all of the powerlifting posts lately, that I love deadlifting. Like…love it. So much so that I built an entire speech around it this past summer. From my “Embrace Your Bigness” talk:  “The deadlift is a simple lift, but an important one. My husband, David Dellanave, describes the deadlift as anti-aging. Think […]

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