Articles | Workout RSS feed for this section

Powerlifting for Women: Train to Your Strengths

Photo cred: Martin Rittenberry  It’s a question I am asked often: Should women train differently than men in powerlifting? For the most part, the answer is no, because when you place the lion’s share of your training on getting stronger in the big three, the outcome is the same: Any human who trains the competition […]

Continue Reading

Leggings Review: Go High-Waisted or Go Home

  I’ve always been a fan of big things: Big muscles. Big weights. Big hair. (One of my favorite sayings used to be, “The higher the hair the closer to God,” and I still say it sometimes, in full jest, tongue firmly planted in cheek.) Big things also often mean the same to me as […]

Continue Reading

The Case for Hypertrophy

Editor’s Note: today’s guest post is from someone I’m downright giddy to feature, and that’s hypertrophy specialist Bryan Krahn. Krahn, a fellow longtime writer, editor, and coach, is more passionate about the prospect and process of building a muscle than anyone I’ve ever met, and as such, he’s turned over every rock and tried every practice […]

Continue Reading

Do It Better: Front Squats

“Ugh, I hate front squats,” a member of The Movement Minneapolis said to me during evening class recently, as she moved around the rack setting up her barbell and plates. “They just don’t feel good.” What she meant, after further discussion, was not that front squats caused her pain but that they were uncomfortable. Or, […]

Continue Reading

Do It Better: Your Path to Bodyweight Pull-ups

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 […]

Continue Reading

Power Portrait: Andrea Williams

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 […]

Continue Reading