This is an X-ray of my spine one year ago, when I moved my life from New York City to Marietta, Georgia to begin Chiropractic school at Life University. I have had scoliosis my entire life and have been under chiropractic care since high school. My spine has now begun to straighten out at the … Continue reading Scoliosis in Powerlifting – Vanessa Gale, D.C.
Zing! I feel a small pang of jealousy pierce through my gut as I watch my friend Neghar execute who-even-knows-how-many* perfect chin-ups on a video that she posted on Facebook. watch?v=0PUORCSB8bA&feature=player_embedded *Okay fine. I do know how many. 15. Who does 15 chin-ups?! As happy and excited I am for Neghar, I'm now equally annoyed at myself and can't … Continue reading Social Media: Friend or Foe to Our Self-Image? – Jen Comas Keck
Part 2, Ritual Reinforcement Introduction In the grand scheme of fitness and adaptation, there may be such a thing as wasted reps. In terms of technical mastery, every rep counts. Each rep and set is a lesson in how to and how not to do something. There is an adage “practice makes perfect.” This is … Continue reading Visualizing a Lift: Part 2, Ritual Reinforcement – Cain Morano (EliteFTS)
The past three months have been some of the most exhilarating of my entire life. In June 2012, I was as an assistant coach on the USA teams at the inaugural IPF Classics Powerlifting World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. In essence, this was the first official Super Bowl of raw (unequipped) powerlifting. I can’t recall ever … Continue reading Requisites for Success – Matt Gary
Based on the positive feedback I’ve received from our readers after my previous article entitled “Bench Press Tips and Tricks” was published, I have decided to follow up with a Part II. In Part I of this installment I discussed four tips that I have found helpful in increasing athletes, clients, and even my own … Continue reading Bench Press Tips and Tricks: Part II – Jason Manenkoff
<<<WARNING>>> <<<Not intended for those too immature to talk about normal bodily functions!>>> Now that that's out of the way... When was the last time you exerted yourself? Many women have an issue with GOING when physically pushed to the extreme. Yes, you read that right. I'm talking about when a lift or movement is … Continue reading “Pssss… I Exerted Myself” – Vanessa Gale, D.C.
Menstruation. Pow! Right in the kisser with it. No beating around the bush here. Friends, we are going to talk about our periods. We can talk about this, right? Right.Wait! Gentlemen - don't go! I'd like to encourage male trainers to read this in hopes of further understanding what some of their female clients may go … Continue reading Periods…and I ain’t talkin’ punctuation. – Jen Comas Keck