Many people have a misconception about chiropractic and the critical role it plays in health and well-being. That misconception is that chiropractic care is limited to treating back and neck pain. Although many people have experienced relief from back and neck pain through chiropractic services, the foundation, intent, and vision of chiropractic is far beyond … Continue reading Beyond Bad Backs: What Chiropractic Is and How It Can Help You – Christopher Kent, D.C.
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.
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.
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
This is a longer article, but please read it through to the end. If we expect to support women wanting to strength train and feel competent in the gym, there are important points and discussions that need to begin. I have never been as adamant about a topic or discussion as this, and I hope … Continue reading Socialization is the Disability – Amy Wattles (EliteFTS)
One of the sad realities about Alzheimer's disease is that there's no way of preventing it – at least not yet. We know some people are genetically or biologically at greater risk than others, but researchers want to find out how we can fight it off, or at least delay it. The strongest evidence for … Continue reading Exercise May Preserve Brain Better Than Games – Elizabeth Landau (CNN.com)
This column appears in the Oct. 28 issue of The New York Times Magazine. While the pull-up has been used by everyone from middle-school gym teachers to Marine drill instructors to measure fitness, the fact is that many fit people, particularly women, can’t do even one. To perform a pull-up, you place your hands … Continue reading Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups – Tara Parker-Pope
Catherine Brumbach (“Katie”) was born with everything she needed to succeed in life, and she grew to be a beautiful, strong woman, a really strong woman. Her physical strength and beauty gave her an edge in a man’s world, making her the specimen of perfection. Brumbach was the second oldest of 15 children whose parents were circus … Continue reading Katie Sandwina (1884 – 1952) Circus Strongwoman – Debbie Foulkes
It’s not as easy to be true to one’s principles when under stress. There’s not much I won’t eat, but I do draw the line at Vienna sausages or, as some of us say in the South, “Vie-EE-ner sawsidjiz.” (No, Southerners are not stupid, but I certainly realize saying things like “Vie-EE-ner sawsidjiz” makes us … Continue reading “Vitalism Signs” – Rebecca Koch