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5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

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In the beginning, there was negligible muscle on my doughy, 19-year-old body. At this point, I didn’t have the information. Then I did, thanks to FigureAthlete.com (RIP). I started to lift free weights in an effort to get stronger and more muscular. I followed 5×5 for a while. I played around with set and rep […] Read more…

Strength training is the thinking person’s sport – Part I

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I read this article recently about how strength training is seen as a lower class pursuit. (Okay, so I’m three years late, but to be fair, I wasn’t on social media when it was published.)   To quote the article:   “Upper middle class Americans avoid “excessive displays of strength,” viewing the bodybuilder look as […] Read more…

How to change your body and feel like a bad ass

When I first started working out, I was all about the treadmill and elliptical–40 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I just wanted to be skinny. My attempts to “tone” were basically doing the triceps push-down machine and the hip abductor machine. Maybe some leg extensions too. I remember noticing that the fittest people […] Read more…