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“Pssss… I Exerted Myself” – Vanessa Gale, D.C.

<<<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.

Periods…and I ain’t talkin’ punctuation. – Jen Comas Keck

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

Why Adding Weight to the Bar Is the Whole Damned Point – Nick Horton

I made a huge mistake. Sometimes a friend, even if they are your favorite person, can lead you down a road that causes you to pull your hair out. This happened the other night. I was coerced to start stalking the websites of a number of CrossFit and other clubs around the country that post … Continue reading Why Adding Weight to the Bar Is the Whole Damned Point – Nick Horton

66% of USA’s Golds are Thanks to the Women

(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

People Who Lift Weights…and Weightlifters – Matt Foreman

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

Why Eating Like We Did 20,000 Years Ago May be the Way of the Future – George Dvorsky

When it comes to our eating habits, it's clear that we're doing it wrong. We may be in the midst of health crisis, but there are few practical solutions for dealing with it. But now a growing chorus of people are claiming that modern and processed foods are to blame, insisting that we should instead … Continue reading Why Eating Like We Did 20,000 Years Ago May be the Way of the Future – George Dvorsky

Manenkoff’s Warmup: Part 2 – Jason Manenkoff

In Part I of this series I touched upon our distant relatives lack of preparation prior to engaging in physical activity, namely “the hunting game.” I also began to speculate whether or not warming up would have given them an extra edge in the forest, jungle, desert or whatever other landscape they roamed during their … Continue reading Manenkoff’s Warmup: Part 2 – Jason Manenkoff