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
A few years ago, I wrote a Performance Menu article about the difference between two types of people: those who lift weights, and those who are weightlifters. You might not have read it because it’s pretty old and I didn’t include it in Bones of Iron. I wasn’t happy with the way it turned out, … Continue reading People Who Lift Weights…and Weightlifters – Matt Foreman
“Disease is not an entity, but a fluctuating condition of the patient’s body, a battle between the substance of disease and the natural self-healing tendency of the body.” Hippocrates
"Try to think of strength as an aspect of humanity and not something that is gendered. (We) think a lot of women, even now, are limited in their pursuit of strength by our cultural identification with strength as "masculine" and weakness as "feminine." But strength is no more masculine than speed, and (we) can't imagine anyone anymore … Continue reading Quote of the Day