Unmotivated? This could be why.

I’ve been told that I seem really motivated all the time which is usually followed by ,”I can’t seem to get to that point and how do I do it?”   Truth is I actually enjoy, scratch that, LOVE lifting and when you feel that way about something you don’t...

FAQ-from the normal to the bizarre

If you put yourself out there on social media you’re bound to get asked the most random questions.  Of course, not all of them are bizarre. Here’s a few of the more frequently asked questions I get (in no particular order):   How old are you? My short stature and...

I’m a she-hulk, What are you?

When I’m in the gym I want more muscle, but when I leave here I’m not so sure. As a woman who lifts and carries more muscle than the average person might like, I can somewhat relate to this statement.  In the gym you’re in your environment where people know you....

2014 IPF Raw Worlds wrap up

  It was such an honor to get invited to this meet to compete with the best from around the world.  Meets are boring enough to watch in person let alone read about them; so here’s a quick rundown: THE FLIGHT I was actually excited for this trip because I hadn’t...

What is Femininity?

When I was little I was forced to wear skirts to church, I HATED skirts.  I would always ask why my brother got to wear jeans and the answer was always the same, “you’re a girl and girls wear dresses.” Pretty sure that is no way to get a kid excited about going to...

Arnold Raw Pro Classic Meet wrap-up!

I realize I have been a blogging slacker lately and I intend on getting better…..promise! It’s crazy how fast time flies by, I was flying to Ohio this time last week to compete in the Arnold Raw Pro Classic. There’s nothing like leaving warmth for arctic Ohio...

Yea I’m a Tough Mudder F#ck*r!

  I tend to be one of those people who’s mantra is “stick to what you know” doesn’t mean that I avoid risks, but I like to happily take those risks doing something I’m comfortable doing-sounds like an oxymoron- I know.   Simply put, I don’t want to do...

Pregnancy-a physique death sentence?

It’s true some people should do the world a favor and not procreate, however, I overheard the most disturbing conversation the other day while in line at Starbucks.  Two, in shape girls talking about not wanting kids because they didn’t want to “ruin” their bodies. ...

NO ROIDS JUST RAGE!

NO ROIDS JUST RAGE The reason I came up with this tank saying is due largely in part to being asked DAILY what I’m on.  There are those who say I should take it as a compliment BUT at the same time it makes me angry that people think in order to gain strength or...

Deep Tissue Massage and the Athlete

  You are vigilant about your training, meticulous about your diet… So why the lacking commitment to the bodywork that should be a regular element of your training? I am always baffled by the athletes who don’t even think about getting bodywork, even more so when...

Your Skin In The Gym-A Must Read if you wear Make-up!

So here you are, working out 5-6 days a week and you’re wearing your makeup to the gym. Really?!? You’ve heard that if you still look good at the end of your workout you didn’t work hard enough, haven’t you? We all know we should wash our makeup off before going...

Bench Repapalooza and how to fail

Today should’ve been a PR day all over the place considering I had the best pre-workout stuff eva; Starbucks green tea AND  a 200 count container of fruit adventure Tic tacs!   I mean I did have a rep PR for 155lbs for 2 sets of 8, BUT I was hoping for a...

USAPL Raw nats wrap up w/pics n vid

There was a lot of pressure to do well at this meet.  Not only from myself (I bombed on all three squat attempts the year before) but mostly pressure from my 6 year old son. He is OBSESSED with all things Ahhhhnold, he owns every movie, all his action figures, he even...

STRESS: Don’t lose balance, change your focus

When things go “wrong” in life it’s so easy to lose focus.  Be it with finances, relationships, school, life’s frustrations, whatever it is, STRESS, can rear its ugly head and throw your entire being off balance.  Stress, among other ailments, causes worry.  Worry is...

Lower: Squats n EmergenC

Life has been STRESSFUL to say the least, but that’s no excuse to not train. Needless to say, I’ve been feeling extra run down and I really cannot afford to be sick, say hello to EmergenC packets. I’m sure it’s all in my head but I swear these...

Training Log-Benching and DYING of heat.

5/13/13 BW-weighed in at 110 today-I really should be like 100 lbs considering I have no AC at the moment and have been suffering in a house that is currently sitting at 87 degrees of  HOT AS HELL. I don’t want to sound overly dramatic but ….   I...

Flexibility….Stay BENDY my friends.

I don’t know about you, but I want to lift heavy shit, be lean and also be able to bend my spine in half.  So yes, I WANT IT ALL.   Flexibility is defined as the range of motion possible around a joint.  So basically your flexibility level is specific to each...

Goals-Mine are BIG are yours?

If you are any kind of meat head you saw Pain and Gain this weekend.  As twisted as this movie is, these idiots went to the extreme to get something I think we all strive for….WE ALL JUST WANT MORE (just don’t commit a savage murder to get it). I don’t believe having...

Bench-Diet Changes and insomnia

I LOVE bench days…mainly cuz it seems like I never have a mental hang-up while doing it.  Admittedly, I was a little more tired today, relatives (male) stopped by the house on Saturday and of course I had to show off and out rep them on 135lb bench….yet...

Lower-Deads 315 x 1 x 4

I normally start off Friday’s dead lifting….but I really hate squatting and figured I should just get it over with first and maybe some strength miracle would happen.  Of course, the squat gods HATE me and thus it was sucky as usual. That being said Deads...