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You've Got To Squat

That was the title of an article I read many years ago in a strength training magazine. It was written by Bradley J. Steiner who was one of the most prolific physical culture writers of the 60’s and 70’s. That title has always stuck in my mind. I have read thousands of bodybuilding and strength training articles in the past 40 years yet I can only remember that one title and byline.

Guest Post - Kettlebell Training Benefits For Busy Moms

The following guest post is by Maya Garcia.

I recently had an opportunity to interview my dear friend and U.S. Master of Sport, Bonnie Mullaney. She is not only one of the most amazing female competitors to grace the bell, but also a dedicated full-time mom! Below, Bonnie shares her personal experience and insights on integrating Kettlebell lifting into her life. Enjoy.

Why do you think moms in particular would benefit from kettlebell lifting?

Would You Like to Super-Size That?

Bacon burger and a mountain of fries

Today I have some food for thought, literally. In this world of obese people everywhere, and thousands of diet books and blogs I want to put in my two cents. First I am going to piss a few people off by saying that obesity is not a disease it’s a choice. Now I am not saying that there are not people with health issues such as thyroid conditions and other medical problems that cause weight gain. What I am saying is that the majority of overweight people in this country could do something about it if they really wanted to!

Guest Post - Estrogen - how is it bad for you?

The following article was written by: Dr. William Wong, ND, PhD.

Women have been seduced by the promises of estrogen. As a young woman, estrogen in birth control pills kept you from getting pregnant. Estrogen also may have been used to keep your periods regular and acne clear. For gals over 40 this hormone is touted to keep bones firm, libido up and keep all of the nastiness of menopause at bay.

So, what has almost 50 years of treating women with estrogen taught us?

The lessons are these: Estrogen is good for 6 things:

1. Starting your periods.

Guest Post - Making the Vegan Diet Work

The following article was written by Mike Mahler

There is no way that you can get big and strong on a vegan diet! I used to hear this all the time from my meat-eating friends. I say, used to as I never hear it anymore from people that know me or from people that have seen my photos on my website. Yes my friends, you can in fact get bigger and stronger on a vegetarian diet. You can even do it on a vegan diet (no animal products whatsoever).

Please Don't Waste My Time

This guy came into my morning exercise class on one morning and told me he really wanted to lose weight and could I please help him. I said of course I would and thanked him for coming to the class. I said I will hang after class and we can talk then. He thanked me and started asking me about diet. I again told him "after class." He again said OK but...and I told him that it wasn't fair to the others we would talk after class. I locked down my mic and began the class.