Find the Warrior Inside During Menopause

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/find-the-warrior-inside-during-menopause

Is it true, have we finally made menopause sexy? Wouldn’t that be fun!
When I started writing about menopause and its impact on women's health this year, I wasn’t expecting to reach as many people as I have.  Women who read my articles are celebrating the fact that we are talking about this very misunderstood and underserved topic.

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The Body Image Dilemma for Female Weightlifters

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-body-image-dilemma-for-female-weightlifters

An athlete is going to look like whatever she is.

A common issue encountered in training female weightlifters is that of body image, and more specifically, bodyweight. In our modern, mass-media controlled culture, both males and females are bombarded from pre-adolescence with supposedly desirable body images. For girls, the ideal is all too frequently the appearance of a fashion model. But what does that appearance have to do with a woman who can lift?

 

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Fit for the Holidays Challenge – Week 10

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge-week-10

It’s winter, you’re in the last two weeks of the challenge and the promise of a great holiday season. So, get outside and move!

Week 10 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. Keep looking for updates every weekend. That's a minimum of three days a week of exercises, along with challenges meant to instruct and grow your knowledge of nutritional and emotional health.

 

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The Body Image Dilemma for Female Weightlifters

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-body-image-dilemma-for-female-weightlifters

An athlete is going to look like whatever she is.

A common issue encountered in training female weightlifters is that of body image, and more specifically, bodyweight. In our modern, mass-media controlled culture, both males and females are bombarded from pre-adolescence with supposedly desirable body images. For girls, the ideal is all too frequently the appearance of a fashion model. But what does that appearance have to do with a woman who can lift?

 

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Fit for the Holidays Challenge – Week 10

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/fit-for-the-holidays-challenge-week-10

It’s winter, you’re in the last two weeks of the challenge and the promise of a great holiday season. So, get outside and move!

Week 10 of this year's Fit for the Holidays challenge starts this Sunday. Please read Fit for the Holidays Challenge introduction if you haven't done so already. The challenge runs until December 24th and started October 8th. Keep looking for updates every weekend.

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Subversive Fitness: Day 254 of 360

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/workouts/subversive-fitness-day-254-of-360

Move quickly, and properly, and add weight to challenge your full ability.
Day 254 of 360
Back squat: 3 x 5 @ 75-80% of 2RM
Double kettlebell front squat: 5 x 5 @ heaviest set from 10/22/16

 

If sets require interruption, make as minor an adjustment as needed and complete the next uninterrupted. When scheme is listed as “3 x 5″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.

 

Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight.

 

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Use Olympic Lifts to Increase Speed and Agility

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/use-olympic-lifts-to-increase-speed-and-agility

Many athletes realize that Olympic-style weightlifting is not just weightlifting

According to a series of recent posts published online by the NFHS and the NCAA, the vast majority of high school and collegiate athletes are familiar with one or more Olympic style weightlifting exercises. Lifting weights, however, is still considered just "another way" to make athletes stronger. Weightlifting – snatch, clean and jerk and their many derivatives such as pulls and extensions – however, is more than that. Here is why.

 

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