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Book Review: 10 Minute Toughness by Jason Selk

by Sara Lee   Sara Lee’s Reading Corner I compete in kettlebell sport, the NASCAR version of Olympic weightlifting, in which a competitor has 10 minutes to perform as many lifts as possible without resting. Being mentally tough for that 10 minutes is just as important as being physically up to the task. When I […]

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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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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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Strike a Pose

by Dani Taylor Torre never breaks for even a second when on stage. Although flexing every muscle in his body, he is always graceful. How you hold yourself on stage is everything. You have spent months (maybe years?) building up a foundation of solid muscle to create a certain frame, and then dieting down and […]

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the year of the open-mind

by Billy Prusinowski I have been a huge proponent of functional fitness for the past few years now, after sharing thoughts and tips with fellow personal trainers at my Gold’s Gym Santa Cruz (my former employer). Things like triple-extension movements (lifts where your ankle, knee and hip joints all involve themselves [like the CLEAN]) just […]

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Dealing With Injury

by Crystal Hammer Weightlifters can be stubborn, honestly that is what makes most of us keep going. When people tell us “no” or that we cannot do something, it only motivates us to push harder. But when it comes to injuries, we need to put these hard-headed attitudes aside and heal. Injuries can take many […]

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Injuries Suck!

by Christian Garcia As humans, we’re able to endure a lot of things; we’re a resilient species. However, just because we can endure those things, it doesn’t mean we come out just fine. As an athlete, I am more than familiar with people call injuries. I’ve had my fair share of injuries ranging from thoracic […]

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Lessons Learned The Hard Way

by Kelly Colobella Right now the year is turning over, people are making resolutions… getting healthier, losing weight, going vegan (hopefully), and doing things they want to do to better themselves and the world around them. I was never a big resolution setter… I figure, if you want to change something enough you will just […]

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Cardio

by Athena Iglesias So. Let’s talk about cardio, shall we? I struggle just like anyone else might with “enjoying’ cardio. I have tried many different styles of cardio/fat burning workouts, some are more effective than others and some really make me want to break things out of boredom and frustration! Luckily, I had an opportunity […]

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Strong Girl VS HIIT

by Jonna Edwinson So as we all know, the dreaded word “cardio” can be frightening for us bodybuilders. Muscle is a precious thing for drug-free bodybuilders, so I am often asked if cardio is truly all that necessary. The answer is YES… but of course with a measured program. I find that if competitors don’t […]

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Simply Put

by Pam Kalstad, MS How often do I eat? How many calories do I eat? How do I break those calories up? Do I need to eat an 80-10-10 diet? Or should it be 60-30-10? What about 50-20-30? Do I need to do cardio every day? How many minutes? What is the best type of […]

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