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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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Build a Strong Foundation to Become Unapologetically Powerful

Strength: it’s the result of consistently training large, compound movements (like the squat and deadlift) and manipulating resistance, training volume, and frequency as your body adapts to the movements and gets stronger. It’s simple, but it’s also not the whole story. As a powerlifter, you might think I’ve gone off the rails by saying this, but […]

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Standing Tall: How Powerlifting Builds Mad Confidence

“Stand up straight,” my mom was always saying to me. I was a painfully shy kid and my parents knew it. I’m also an only child who was more comfortable around other adults than other children. I had no problem looking a grown-up in the eye and holding a conversation but put me at school […]

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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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