The Importance of Grip Strength

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Part 1: STEPH My husband once laughed at me while I was trying to open a jar of jalapenos. "Functional fitness, huh? For someone so strong, it's hard to believe that you can't open a jar." My grip strength sucks, and I hate to admit it, but I've had little desire to … [Read more...]

Are You a Female Strength Athlete? Are You Judged and Disrespected for It?

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Professional strongwoman, Tracy Stankavage, and strongman Coach, Quint Zambon, discuss the issues facing women in the world of strongman and strength training. This has been an article I have wanted to post for a myriad of reasons. But mostly to bring to light the difficulty … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Keep Your Hands from Ripping

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Ripped hands. They make GREAT instagram pics after a tough workout--especially when you get to brag about the gazillion pullups-toes-to-bar-kettlebell swings that you did. The world gets jealous of your workout ethic--let's face it--not too many are that dedicated, right? And you … [Read more...]

10 Facts about Strongman Training

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"Lift Heavy Things Often" is what I learned this past Saturday when I attended the CrossFit Strongman Instructor Certification course hosted by CrossFit and Hybrid Athletics at CrossFit BWI in Maryland, VA. I had no idea that seven hours would change my life.  I am in … [Read more...]

Improve Your Lifts by 365%

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It’s not easy to be a strongwoman. But the best thing I’ve taken out of competing in strongwoman is that it is extremely rewarding. Starting strongwoman gave me specific goals to work towards. A competition gives you specific goals to work towards, which helps you focus your … [Read more...]