There’s a lot of bro-science (or anecdotal trial-and-error) in the realm of hypertrophy training. And no matter what any of us gym rats want to admit, we have all participated ...
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OK, hunker down, friends, because I’ve got a lot of info coming your way. I have been asked many questions about the new Unapologetically Strong Coaching program, and honestly, the enthusiasm I’ve seen from those who have already snagged a spot on the team is so, so thrilling. Below are the answers to your […]
Pull-ups. You plus the bar plus gravity, and nothing else. Are you sweatin’ yet? If you are, you are exactly who I want to talk to today. Because if this is you, chances are pretty good you’ve bought into the myth that continues to hang on with the tenacity of Super Glue: that pull-ups are not […]
Author’s Note: Andrea Williams has been a member of Unapologetically Powerful coaching since August of 2016 and while you can already see how warm-hearted and enthusiastic she is in the photo above, her strength and tenacity should not be underestimated. A trainer herself, Andrea embodies what Jen and I call our favorite motto, “Always be […]
Training for and competing in powerlifting is about so much more than what it appears to be on the surface. Sure, there are big weights, goofy singlets, and a few loud grunts, but since I’ve began competing, I’ve learned what the sport is really about: a community that gathers together lifters of all levels of […]
First, the basics! Your name, age, and where you live. Melanie Ash, 34, Columbus, Ohio (We’re still in a fun-hangover after the recent Arnold Sports Festival!) I am also a certified personal trainer and owner of Melanie Ash Fitness. “Building strong women” is a header on the main page of my website and I help clients find […]
Like so many of my favorite moments, it began in a car filled with rugby women. I wasn’t even there, and yet that road trip resulted in what is undoubtedly the single most perspective-granting, oft-repeated phrase of my life. “Oh Well, Girl”: The Backstory En route to a match, a stranger in another car suddenly […]