Three Generations of Female Powerlifters – The Crawford Women

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

What Competition Should be Like – Vanessa Gale, D.C.

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.

Leucine Triggers Muscle Growth – Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D.

How much do you need of this branched chain amino acid to get results?Researchers have known about leucine for decades, but exciting new research has shed a new and broader light on this important health-promoting amino acid. Much of protein’s benefits may be attributable to leucine due to its ability to stimulate protein synthesis, help … Continue reading Leucine Triggers Muscle Growth – Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D.

By the Coach for the Coach: Be a Better Coach – Todd Hamer (EliteFTS)

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching about what the goals are for this article series. I think this must be examined if anything is to be gained from these articles. Ultimately, I hope we all become better coaches from this series. At the same time, I hope to open a dialogue about our … Continue reading By the Coach for the Coach: Be a Better Coach – Todd Hamer (EliteFTS)

We Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Gymnasts About Callus Grooming – Scarlett

In gymnastics, hand rips from gripping bars are common and repairable. Did you know they are, in many cases avoidable? I will give you tips on how to avoid grip rips. I will also explain how to repair and treat them if you do get these hand rips. Grip rips are part of being a … Continue reading We Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Gymnasts About Callus Grooming – Scarlett