The Psychological Complexities of Becoming Strong

As I work and observe the broad range of personalities and athleticism at my school, Five Points Academy here in New York City, I’ve come to view strength training as something like an iceberg. There’s the part you see above the surface — the sweat, the occasional cussing — and then there’s everything else. It was […]

How I Got a Nearly 10% Bigger Bench Press in 2 Months

Little did I know that being sidelined by a knee injury would end up being the impetus I needed to achieve a bigger bench press. Here's the program I used.

How to Build Physical Strength While Hardly Trying

Recently I achieved some huge strength goals. I didn't train for them or even try very hard. In fact, the path I took was quite boring.

A Strong Woman and Her Endless Possibilities

When a woman takes her first conscious step toward being physically capable, she immediately expands her limits of possibilities. A strong woman has endless possibilities.

Women’s Fire Academy Training Program

This program uses full body movements to build usable strength. While it is aimed at women working toward the fire academy, I also used it to successfully train for a Spartan Beast.

StrongFirst After Pregnancy: Postpartum Workout Advice

What enabled me to regain my strength and to perform better than I ever had prior to pregnancy? The starting point was reconnecting to my “core.”

Strength for Women After 40: My Plan and Perspective

How is it that at 49-years old I’m able to maintain a weight of 132lbs and 16% bodyfat? To do a full wheel backbend and 100 40kg swings or 100 16kg snatches in five minutes? Here are my thoughts on strength for women after 40.

Come At Me, Bro!

That is totally what I would shout at a teeth-baring mountain lion. Not really. But getting stronger means you are less likely to become a victim or be defeated—whatever the challenge.

The Program That Nearly Doubled My Max Pull-ups

This program is simple, only thirty days long, and came close to helping me double my max number of bodyweight pull-ups.

How Do You Define a Strong Woman?

I have a mission to help other women see they can be strong. Here are some of the answers to what defines a strong woman, plus a beginning strength program.