“The shift from human to superhuman,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #133- The Shady History of Supplements (ft. Dr. Conor Heffernan & Ben Esgro)

Very happy to be back for another episode of Iron Culture, especially when it includes Iron Game historian Dr. Conor Heffernan! I LOVE the context he provides to help us understand the trends and changes in lifting culture. I often dream he will come to the show to specifically discuss the history of women, queerContinue reading ““The shift from human to superhuman,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #133- The Shady History of Supplements (ft. Dr. Conor Heffernan & Ben Esgro)”

“You can do this vs. I can do this,” Barbell Medicine Podcast, Episode #150: Claire Zai on Hormones, Programming, the Menstrual Cycle, and More

Do women need to train differently than men? What are the considerations when training a woman versus a man in lifting? These are some of the interesting questions that Claire Zai explores in this conversation, and while I’m a bit late in getting this out, I think it’s an important topic to be sure toContinue reading ““You can do this vs. I can do this,” Barbell Medicine Podcast, Episode #150: Claire Zai on Hormones, Programming, the Menstrual Cycle, and More”

Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint

CW: A great big caveat: this post is about food and eating behaviors. My intended audience are people who already have a pretty healthy, non-disordered relationship with food, and mostly folks who are interested in the cross-section of physique sport, performance and body size. As Jen recently said at the start of a Balance 365Continue reading “Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint”

“This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)

I am happy to highlight today this excellent conversation between Jason and Dr. Allan Bacon on emotional eating and cravings. This is part 3 of a 4-part conversation, and parts one and two were both information-packed, “knowledge bombs” (as Jason called them) as well. However, this topic is close to my heart and I suspectContinue reading ““This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)”

Are we letting too many people recovering from disordered thinking tell us how to eat and workout?

I’m not a medical professional. I’m a health and science educator, and it’s my job to take the information from experts and translate it into a usable form for other people to apply to their lives. I see it as my responsibility to not only inform my students about how to identify disordered thinking inContinue reading “Are we letting too many people recovering from disordered thinking tell us how to eat and workout?”

“I’m trying to help the evil empire,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 132 -Where Does Bro Science Come From?

Wooboy. Take a breath, weed through the SNES stories and nostalgia, and find your way to the connections Eric and Omar see between what we think we know right now and how it’s influenced by when we enter into a particular world of information. And THAT, to me, is the main message of this episodeContinue reading ““I’m trying to help the evil empire,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 132 -Where Does Bro Science Come From?”

How Much Effort is Necessary to Keep Making Progress?

I’m kinda shitty at following programming. Don’t get me wrong–I do my lifts. I’m “consistent,” if you define that as doing something most days I plan to do it. But I’m frequently changing up what’s on the page or deviating from it. Sometimes, it’s about honoring my energetic boundaries. Sometimes my mental health–managing depression, PTSDContinue reading “How Much Effort is Necessary to Keep Making Progress?”

Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon Yogurt Dip for Fruit

A super-quick offering for you today which makes a great addition to breakfast, an afternoon snack, or something protein-filled to contribute to brunch with friends. I enjoy sweets and I often want something sweet in the afternoon, but I also want to make sure I’m getting in my protein. Greek yogurt has become a stapleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon Yogurt Dip for Fruit”

“We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?

Another “classic” podcast I’d love to discuss today! Jen and Annie at Balance 365 don’t specialize in physique athletes or others who might be looking to influence their performance with weight changes, but I still think they have a lot to offer for those of us who have physique elements to our athletic efforts. SoContinue reading ““We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?”

“When much of our lives is filled with worry, shame or guilt,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, 4/3/2021–My Brain is a Liar (But It’s Ok, So is Yours)

In this week’s podcast conversation, I wanted to take a moment to go back to a “classic” episode of the Breaking Up with Binge Eating podcast, to highlight some of the wonderful content Georgie Fear is putting out there.(1) The purpose of this podcast is to provide practical tools for folks struggling with unplanned overeating,Continue reading ““When much of our lives is filled with worry, shame or guilt,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, 4/3/2021–My Brain is a Liar (But It’s Ok, So is Yours)”