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The Rock-n-Roll Workout

His body is guitar shaped. I do not mean that he has an hourglass figure, but rather that long ago, his form had solidified around holding that particular instrument. He looks like he should be cradling a guitar, even when he isn’t: head tilted downward, shoulders stooped forward and slightly uneven, spine curving over the […]

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Lift Weights Faster: The Launch

My heart was pounding in my ears as my finger hovered over the keyboard this morning. I hadn’t felt this nervous since the the first time I represented the U.S. women’s senior national rugby team, over a decade ago now — we were about to take the field against England, and I remember marveling a […]

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Stomp the Yard: A Bodyweight Workout

The other day, I spent 13 hours filming 24 videos for my Lift Weights Faster workout library. (If you’re not signed up for the [free!] upcoming ecourse yet, click over to LiftWeightsFaster.com and make it so!) We had to turn off the heat in the gym, though, because it was interfering with the audio, so the whole crew […]

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The Question That Helps You Lift More Weight

“I just made the most major tweet of my life,” said my husband, David, to me earlier this week. (Why he rails against using “tweet” as a verb I do not know, but it always cracks me up.) “But,” he continued, “I don’t know if anyone is going get exactly how important this concept is […]

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If You Don’t Like It, DON’T DO IT

Every six months for the past several years, one of my former teammates and longtime friend from the U.S. national rugby team, Pam Kosanke, asks me to enter some sort of endurance event with her. Among her requests have been an urban adventure race, a Tough Mudder and a half-marathon, to name a few. Last […]

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Hot Hibernation: An Indoor, Bodyweight Circuit

The polar vortex has ensured that “outside” is not an enticing prospect for many people right now. So, fine, stay indoors and do this. This circuit consists of eight of my very favorite bodyweight exercises, some of which I’m guessing you might not have seen before (big thanks to Scott Sonnon of TACFIT, Evolution Kettlebell […]

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