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women’s issues

Channel Your Inner Sarah Connor

“How the hell did you learn how to do that?” I looked up to see a girl standing two feet in front of me. I hadn’t even noticed her walk up while I was entering the number of chin-ups I did into my phone. Normally, I don’t like interruptions, but I was happy to address […] Read more…

Let’s NOT talk about boobs.

You know, I expected today to be uneventful for the most part. I was planning to blog about not being able to get to 40 lbs with dumbbells (80 lbs total) on the incline press, when I can easily knock out 3 sets of 10 with the 35 lb dumbbells. (I couldn’t even get the […] Read more…

Adventures in gymland

Sometimes I think there should be a sitcom called “Gym Rats” because of all the characters that find their way there. And I think this morning would qualify as an episode. So I arrive at the gym around 7:15 a.m., and as I step into the free weight area I see a couple working out […] Read more…

The right to bare arms.

Ah, arms. They have so many uses! You can wrap them around people, you can carry stuff with them. You can cover them with tattoos. They lift you up, they push you off the ground. Just don’t flex them if you’re a girl and you have anything more than an ounce of muscle. You wouldn’t […] Read more…

Women and Weights: Bulky BS

Usually, mornings are full of promise for me. But this morning wasn’t. It was full of loathing and grumpiness. Yet somehow I managed to drag myself to the gym. I used to workout first thing in morning, but dropped the habit a while ago. Hence me feeling like one of Lovecraft’s monsters, only less cool. […] Read more…