May 2016

SBWC Spring Classic 2016 Meet Report

On Saturday I competed in my second powerlifting meet – it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I got to lift weights all day and hang out with some amazingly strong and inspiring women. […]

April 2016

5 Exercises to Active Your Glutes & Build a Better Butt

What is, 'muscle activation,' and why is it important?   You can think of activation as a warm up for a muscle group,  when you are about to exercise.  To activate a muscle means to wake it up, so that it is primed it for a specific movement. This is [...]

Judy’s Simple Fat Loss Circuit

The idea of getting into shape for someone that has a significant amount of weight to lose can be daunting. Constructing a clear, periodized plan when beginning a new exercise regime is a great first step. Keep it simple! This four week circuit program is designed for a new and/or [...]

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

Some may find part two of this series a bit antagonistic, and I admit it is more opinion based. Sociological curiosity drove me to write these posts and part one was a necessary introduction before making my larger point. […]

March 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part One: The Truth About Fat Loss & Resistance Training

“You know the type of guy I mean…” a friend said to me recently over dinner, with a smirk and an air of superiority. We were debating the merits of free weights: who should be strength training and who should be focusing their attentions elsewhere. “He’s the overweight guy at [...]

How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor: A Review of the kGoal

I was so happy that my colleague Sarah came to my office to mention her project about strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Here was a person who I could trust, offering me a possible solution to several mysteries that have tortured me from age 18 to 41! Mysteries to be Solved: [...]

February 2016

Exercise vs. Movement: What are We Moving For?

What is your body doing now? How are you moving? Do you feel any tension or internal pressure? The body is in continuous motion, yet some movements are smaller than others. Even as you sit there, you are breathing. Your blood is pumping. Your spine is shifting to balance your [...]

December 2015

Intelligent Strength Training

Mission: to share the physiological and psychological benefits of training for strength. I spent a good deal of my life fixated on the way my body was “supposed” to look. I’d often wake up in the morning, weigh myself, and have the number on the scale dictate my mood for the rest of the day. I spent so much time obsessing over something with no real end goal. What’s worse, I never considered what achieving this vague ideal would grant me- the only person living inside of my body, the only person who should decide what my body is made for. My self-worth was tied directly to the scale. Before I began powerlifting, I was ten pounds lighter than I am now, and yet I’ve never felt better. […]