Category Archives: Strength Training

Feeling Weak & Hungry: What I Ate & Lifted

I wrote this up a month ago during my absence, so never posted. Looking back, these numbers aren’t so bad, but I had it in my head to INCREASE INCREASE INCREASE the weight I lift. That’s not healthy for me … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Research – Good Science?

I had a professor in college who ranted about research with small sample sizes. It seemed to really tick him off. I can’t even remember the class (I think it was a marketing class), but I clearly remember that point. … Continue reading

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F–k You Forearms! F–k you!

Ok, maybe a little harsh, but that is how I feel. I could have deadlifted 155# for probably a good 8 reps, which means if I were to do sets of only 3-4 reps, I could probably do 165 or … Continue reading

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Push-Jerks: Barbell vs. Chin

How much is too much? Well, “too much” will vary for everyone and at different times. I had a session with my coach last week & my hips haven’t recovered well. That’s the area where I had trouble when Olympic … Continue reading

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Kettlebells & CrossFit Injury

My first CrossFit class, my first CrossFit injury. OK, I’m kidding – it’s not really an injury. I’m just slightly bruised on both my forearms, just above the wrist, from the kettlebells (KBs). I mentioned it to my friend who’s … Continue reading

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I Cleaned 121#! Another Great Session with the Lifting Coach

I can’t resist a bargain! The Olympic lifting coach I met with in October emailed me that he’s having a “Winter Special:” 25% off. I figured I could use another tune-up of my technique and some tips on my training … Continue reading

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Exercise Less – Play Video Games!

I already eat mostly paleo and am a big believer in “lifting heavy things.” Additionally, I’m already a barefoot trainer, so I was pretty much onboard with the “Primal Blueprint” (PB), but it was fun reading the book by Mark … Continue reading

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Finally Went to CrossFit

I previously posted about why I don’t go to CrossFit. But one opened closer to my house & a neighbor attends & likes it, so I gave it a go today. Class consisted of only me, 2 other women, and … Continue reading

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Sale – 25% Off Sessions with My Olympic Lifting Coach!

I love a bargain. I mean, I really love a deal. How tempting is this?! Tim Guarino, the Olympic Lifting coach I previously posted about working with, is having a 2013 WINTER SPECIAL. Any individual lesson taken with Tim during February and … Continue reading

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Olympic Lifting: I officially know what I’m doing

I honestly can’t recall how I landed on Tim Guarino, Olympic lifting coach’s Web page. I don’t remember if I was actually actively seeking a lifting coach or not. I do recall that once I saw his page, I wanted … Continue reading

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