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Why be Vegan?

by Pam Kalstad There seems to be a divide not just in the non-vegan vs. vegan but also in the vegan vs. vegan world. It’s becoming a competition of a tiered world of veganism. Does it matter why someone becomes a vegan? Or is it more important that are vegan? I’ve had this debate with […]

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4/9/14

by Crystal Moulon I have lifted with many people throughout my life from old to young and one thing I have seen come up again and again from my older weightlifting friends is comparing their current abilities to their younger selves, always with a negative effect. I’ve seen this in powerlifters, strongmen, arm wrestlers and […]

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Be a poser!!

by Pam Kalstad, MS When I see the word poser I first think of my children using the term to describe someone who is pretending to be something they aren’t. Now I practice religiously to be the best at posing I can be. It’s the icing on the cake, bow on the present and the […]

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My Vegan Voyage

by Athena Iglesias With today being day one of my second year of sobriety I thought I’d get really real about my own personal Vegan Voyage. I’m sharing this info to hopefully help others. Ok, so I grew up a competitive figure skater, my coach actually lived with me for a bit. In Elementary years-High […]

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Karate

by Amber Sperling I’ve been training in martial arts for two years now. The style I practice is called Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu, a style of Karate-Do which originated in Okinawa from the desire for self- preservation. I study under Kyoshi Pike and Sensei Middlebrook in guidance of the WSKF, formulated by Hanshi Grant. In karate, we […]

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Going It Alone?

by Erin Fergus I’m not even two weeks into this season’s contest prep (at the time of writing this article), and I’m already overwhelmed. Every day I dream of coming home to some type of personal assistant, minion, cabana boy or kitchen bitch, and every day there’s only my wiggly butt dog sitting by the […]

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“Perfect 10”

by Elana Priesman I have been struggling lately with the “perfect 10”, as in life will be better when I lose 10 lbs. But then somehow it’s the next 10 lbs. and I wonder when I am ever going to find that magic place where everything seems “perfect.” I have experimented with different eating plans […]

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Methods of Change

by Jason Morris Thus far my favorite lifting program has been the classical 5×5 protocol that get’s touted by Pavel of Strong First, and RKC. I have also spent some time using Dan John’s mass made simple program, which if you eat all the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches and hit all of your squats, […]

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The CF Open – 14.1

by Amber Sperling The Open is here!!! In 2014, athletes from all over the world will have a chance to compete in the CF Open. Athletes have until Monday, 5 p.m. PT of each week to perform the workout and submit their scores for a chance to qualify for regionals. Essentially this is what cf […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

by Emily Zukle Two months before I entered my first bodybuilding show and earned my first of three “Top Five” placings in the bikini category, I joined a local bodybuilding team for support in competition preparation. This decision was a large reason I believe I did so well in all my shows. Every Saturday, I […]

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Cheezy Crispy Chick’n

by Ashlee Harrison Ingredients: 2 pieces of Gardein Chick’n Scallopini. 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast. Mrs. Dash garlic and herb seasoning to taste(optional). Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to taste (optional). Slightly thaw scallopinis until they can be easily pulled apart into pieces (about one hour). Pour nutritional yeast on top. Add Mrs. Dash (optional) and toss […]

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Beginner’s Mistakes

by Erin Fergus I said in my Plantbuilt application video that I made all my beginner’s mistakes during my first competition season of summer 2013. The night before the first competition, I posted on Facebook all the other times that I made beginner’s mistakes (during running races and triathlons) and how I was going to […]

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