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The Act of Consistency

[photo credit: Jalbus Photo] Observation: I often see people getting ahead of themselves when it comes to fitness goals. I witness frustration with the speed of results, and sometimes a peculiar sense of entitlement to results that haven’t actually been earned. Just like nutrition, the process isn’t sexy, but showing up again and again and […]

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How To Tame Big Tatas: Part 2

Growing up, I knew there were some girls who begged their moms to take them to the department store for their first bra. They would beg and plead, only to be gifted with a training bra, if they were lucky. I was not one of those girls. Training bra? Psshht, 12-year-old Jenny didn’t even know […]

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The LiVit Consistency Challenge

You could say that our gym, The Movement Minneapolis, isn’t your typical gym. Beyond the barbells and kettlebells, big liftin’ and conditioning circuits, we often offer up a monthly challenge to our members — not typical challenges that revolve around body composition or clean eating, normally, but the kind that focus on completing a task: 5,000 swings, […]

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Understanding and Managing Joint Hypermobility

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, especially — are over at the far other end of the spectrum. Hypermobile joints can be a major concern in the context of fitness, and I […]

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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 a 5K, which was already very nearly the furthest I’d run at one stretch before. I hated every moment, but wasn’t I supposed to be […]

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Can You Lift Weights Faster Instead of Doing Traditional Cardio?

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 leave it at that, I’m often met with a hesitant follow-up question: “So…what do you do for cardio?” My answer has long been, “I lift […]

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