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Why Lifting Weights Has No Bearing on Your Femininity – Alternatively Titled: I Am Fucking Tired of the Heteronormative, Gendercentric, Western World Framed Discourse Regarding Female Exercise.

AKA Toned vs Bulky Myths and Misogyny It is a pretty frequent occurrence that when a female is introduced to the world of weights, she is consoled with, “Don’t worry, you won’t get bulky. Lifting weights makes you toned.” Why is it so important for us convince a lady who wants to/is willing to start […]

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Being Hurt vs. Being Injured

The DifferenceI have been meaning to write this post for a while, but had yet to get around to it. However, this morning I woke up to find that I had, somehow, hurt my wrist while I was sleeping. Waking up to a mysteriously jammed wrist (sleep-boxing? my guess?) prompted me to expedite writing this […]

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What a Year of Lifting Heavy Taught Me

Goals are important. I find goals to be the ultimate inspiration. You can dream about being stronger. You can wish you were thinner. You can resolve to get in shape. But those things do not matter unless you have goals. Dreams, wishes, and resolutions are just arbitrary thoughts regarding your current state of being. Actually […]

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