How Powerlifting Helped Ana Perez Overcome Drug Addiction

How Powerlifting Helped Ana Perez Overcome Drug Addiction

When Ana Perez was just two weeks old, her mother sold her to fuel her cocaine addiction. As an adult, Perez learned that she was born into the world addicted to the drug. She cried more than most as a baby due to the withdrawal symptoms, and in

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Interview With Kortney Olson, Founder of GRRRL

Interview With Kortney Olson, Founder of GRRRL

Kortney Olson  is the founder of GRRRL, an athletic clothing company. So-called “lifestyle brands” proliferate Instagram, but a closer look reveals that there is more to GRRRL than fitted spandex and upbeat messages emblazoned on tees and tank tops.
When I started interviewing Kortney, we barely got through

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LaToneya Burwell: Mind Over Matter in Life and Lifting

LaToneya Burwell: Mind Over Matter in Life and Lifting

LaToneya BurwellMind Over Matter in Life and Lifting

I started lifting to cope with my mother’s chronic illness.
In February, my mother was fighting End Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). I say “fighting” because neither one of us was ready for her to go

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Lifting Sisters Social by Chelsea Nkwodimmah

Lifting Sisters Social by Chelsea Nkwodimmah

Lifting Sisters Social

By Chelsea Nkwodimmah

Hands bathed in chalk and thighs coated in baby powder, I waited behind the curtains listening for the announcer to call my name, like calling a gladiator to the arena. I went into my final deadlift behind my competitor by

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A Conversation With The Women of Bay Strength: Part Two

A Conversation With The Women of Bay Strength: Part Two

Bay Strength is a group of four Starting Strength Coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area who instruct general strength training. They train seniors, competitive powerlifters, and everyone in between. Bay Strength’s three female coaches sat down to have a conversation about their strength journeys, coaching philosophies, and

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A Conversation With The Women of Bay Strength

A Conversation With The Women of Bay Strength

Bay Strength is a group of four Starting Strength Coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area who instruct general strength training. They train seniors, competitive powerlifters, and everyone in between. Bay Strength’s three female coaches sat down to have a conversation about their strength journeys, coaching philosophies, and

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