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Lightning & Thunder: The Blooper Reel

When I watch the outtakes video from the filming of Lightning & Thunder, I feel like I’m watching the inside of a friendship, neatly recorded for posterity. If a videographer followed us around on any given day, this is what they would get. If a videographer didn’t follow us around, this is still what we would get. […]

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The Importance of Eccentrics in Strength Training and Sports

The concentric portion of movements get all the hype, says Tim Moyer, MS, CPT, head volleyball and strength and conditioning coach for Philadelphia University’s team. Concentrics create movement through the application of force, so in general, think about the lifting up portion of various exercises — the concentric phase is the ascent of the squat, […]

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Short on Time, Long on Results: Training With JillFit

Editor’s note: Jill Coleman is one of my very best friends, and an absolute force when it comes to getting ya mind right. She’s funny and insightful, and if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me retweet her pithy wisbits ranging from Byron Katie quotes to fitness straight-talk gleaned from years of experience. When we travel together — […]

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Unapologetically Powerful: Virtual Powerlifting Meet

There are two things I really love: 1) Competing in powerlifting meets, and 2) Connecting with other humans who love to lift weights, and also connecting those people to one another. (This really is the very best thing about the internet.) And, I had an idea to bring those two loves together: An online powerlifting meet. […]

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A Leaky Issue: Bridging the Gap to a Pee-Free Workout

I love lifting heavy weights so much one might say I could pee my pants with excitement over doing so. In my case, however, this isn’t just an expression but a reality. That’s right, I’ll own it: I pee my pretty workout tights every time I deadlift 300 pounds or more and almost every time I […]

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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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