“It’s the story you tell yourself in your head,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #126–Competing At The Highest Level In Powerlifting (ft. Bryce Lewis & Ashton Rouska)

Are you a competitive person? Do you compete as a lifter? What motivates and activates an athlete to compete in a way that can be sustained through the wins and losses? This week Iron Culture brings us a rare glimpse into the minds of two lifters who have faced each other and placed first andContinue reading ““It’s the story you tell yourself in your head,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #126–Competing At The Highest Level In Powerlifting (ft. Bryce Lewis & Ashton Rouska)”

Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy

I have had to adapt my training to many setbacks–in particular, since I began training, I’ve undergone several major surgeries that required general anesthesia and months (or years) of recovery. One of the most recent examples was having a hysterectomy a few years ago. Below, you will find a blog post that I wrote forContinue reading “Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy”

“The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises

Wow! It’s hard for me to overstate how much I loved this episode with Jeff and Nick from the 3DMJ crew! Every time they said something and I found myself thinking, “what about X?” or “just like Y!” then they would go and make the point I had just been thinking. This episode is onContinue reading ““The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises”

“Tell me why,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 125: Competing (and Winning) in BOTH Powerlifting & Bodybuilding (ft. Katie Ann Rutherford)

Whoop whoop! It’s another Monday, which means another Iron Culture Podcast! Katie Ann Rutherford is an evidence-based and world-stage winning powerlifter and physique athlete, and this conversation with her covered some really interesting ground, including how to balance between the two sports, how to work with a coach and how to stay healthy as aContinue reading ““Tell me why,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 125: Competing (and Winning) in BOTH Powerlifting & Bodybuilding (ft. Katie Ann Rutherford)”

Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?

Building muscle takes energy.   Here’s my super-sciency understanding of how that works:   Stimulus (lifting) + Substrate (materials to build with = mostly protein) + Energy to do the work = Hypertrophy (building muscles and related tissues for increased strength)  However, many lifters, especially but not exclusively women, are uncomfortable eating enough to work this equationContinue reading “Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?”

“I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)

CW: Lots of talk of macros, calories and fat loss in this one Revolutionary You! (libsyn.com) I’m new to Jason Leenaart’s Revolutionary You podcast, but I’ve really enjoyed the few guests I’ve listened to so far. I remember Sohee Lee from back in the early Sohee Fit days, and it’s fun to hear from herContinue reading ““I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)”

2 Deep Thoughts: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #124: Natty or Not, Drug Testing and Genetics

This week the gents at Iron Culture give us 50 minutes of wide-ranging conversation about muscular genetic potential, steroid use, and to whom we compare ourselves. 37:00ish Eric makes a great point that we compare ourselves and others based on who we watch online, who we follow on social media and who we lift around.Continue reading “2 Deep Thoughts: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #124: Natty or Not, Drug Testing and Genetics”

“Sumo or Conventional? There is no better,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast #180: Q&A

Wow. Lots of great stuff here from the 3DMJ folks today! Great information on balancing volume and frequency of training, protein goals and utilization, and exercise selection. I’m very excited to hear further discussion of how “goal focus can get in the way of goal achievement.” (25:00ish) I heard Eric make that comment last episode,Continue reading ““Sumo or Conventional? There is no better,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast #180: Q&A”

One Deep Thought: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 123: Retiring Early From Natural Bodybuilding

This week the Iron Culture folks are interviewing Sam Okunola, and it’s great to hear from such a serious pro! His attitude and approach are enviable–“if it’s something I don’t have control over, I put it out of my mind.” Well, I wish. I’m not nearly that chill, but it’s something I can aspire to!Continue reading “One Deep Thought: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 123: Retiring Early From Natural Bodybuilding”

Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? 

 Part 1. Aside from the personal benefits it gives me, I lift because I want muscles; I like working to increase my size, and I see strength training as a means to sculpt my physique.  It’s an art form, a form of personal expression.  Implicit in these goals is the pursuit of body composition.  IContinue reading “Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? “