Marie Laurence, Beverly Crawford, & Tina (Laurence) Crawford Marie Laurence Weight Class: 123 Age Division: M4 Squat: 100 Bench: 88 Deadlift: 200 Total: 385 Years Competing: 2 Tina Crawford Weight Class: 138 Age Division: M1 Squat: 303 Bench: 154 Deadlift: 347 Total: 788 Years Competing: 5 Beverly Crawford Weight Class: … Continue reading Three Generations of Female Powerlifters – The Crawford Women
In preparation for the Arnold, this was an email conversation between my coach, and three of his athletes. It is a demonstration of what healthy competition and good sportsmanlike conduct is all about. It's also an example of the PrettySTRONG mentality, "competitive, yet united through strength." Ladies, I hope this email finds you well and … Continue reading What Competition Should be Like – Vanessa Gale, D.C.
Dear Almine, Thanks for your uplifting, informative and funny posts. I get up in the morning, & look at your "Facebook" pg., and read it with my coffee. I have a question for you. Do you believe that women can be sexual and taken seriously? I'm asking for a few reasons, because, when I went to law … Continue reading Can Women Be Sexual & Taken Seriously? – Almine Barton
(NEWSER) – With women accounting for nearly 66% of America's gold medals this Olympics—not to mention 56% of US medals overall—London 2012 represents something of a golden age in women's athletics, reports the Los Angeles Times. Their best previous showing was 43% of golds, back in 2000, a big jump from the 30% they won in 1972, … Continue reading 66% of USA’s Golds are Thanks to the Women
LONDON – An angry British female Olympic weightlifter put an online bully in his place with a spirited and eloquent response to a series of offensive Twitter taunts. England's Zoe Smith's popularity increased after a BBC documentary. (Getty Images)Zoe Smith, 18, was targeted on the social networking site, with one user in particular issuing a … Continue reading British Olympic Female Weightlifter Fires Back at Her Twitter Bullies – Zoe Smith
I have a friend who is a freelance writer for Blisstree.com, a women's health and wellness site that attracts over 1 million visitors a month. In honor of weight training month, she wants to feature 8-10 WOMEN about "What weightlifting can mean to them"... If you'd like to be involved please email me a picture … Continue reading What Weightlifting Means to Women!
Project Update #9: Uncompromising Honesty: the tone of the film Posted by MakeLikeAMonkeyProductions "Life is pain. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something" The movie has been mentioned and talked about in various websites online, as well as all over facebook and twitter. While I highly appreciate this viral exposure and the film certainly … Continue reading The Artist & The Olympian
This is not a POWERLIFTING or TRAINING related article, but it is definitely PrettySTRONG appropriate to acknowledge that the wage gap is closing! *** Hell yeah! *** By Shaun Gallagher - FORBES Gina Trapani, the founder of Lifehacker, has created a site called Narrow the Gapp, which has this headline at the top: ”Women in the U.S. make … Continue reading Mind The Male/Female Income Gap, But Don’t Exaggerate It
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