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The Kraken Files: December 2018: To Train or Not to Train

This month Steph has some excellent advice and explanations on when to skip training. It’s a topic not touched on a lot, and she does an awesome job giving you some advice to be heeded.   This month I thought I would delve a bit into the issue of deciding when NOT to train, whether

The Kraken Files: August 2018

Note: Cutting is a bodybuilding term for dieting down to ridiculously low bodyfat levels. This is part two of an as-yet-undetermined-length series on everything that had to do with my first physique show, which I did June 9th. I covered general cutting/diet for the show last month, and this month I am going to address

The Kraken Files: Doing an Aesthetic Show

So. Some of you may have been watching as I prepped with a 4-5 month mild cut, 6 month bulk, then a 4-5 month cut into my first physique show. In fact, it was my first foray into aesthetic competition EVER, as for years I just lifted, then spent 5 years being a fluffy moose

Fruit is bad for you?

I get this question all of the time when doing nutrition consultations. It goes something like this, I'll prepare a meal plan for someone to follow and during the review, the client will look in horror and see that there is fruit in the diet. The usually say something like this: "I can eat fruit?

2018-10-29T16:01:32+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

This article on how to lose fat and gain muscle was originally published on totalperformancesports.com on July 5. 2010 It still has relevant content but is not the practice we currently recommend.  It's Not Just Weight Loss: You need to be Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle I’m writing this article after a weekend spent

2018-10-29T16:01:37+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dietary Fat Basics

Fat is not your enemy! This is the third in a three-part series on basic nutrition. In this article we will discuss fat. Fat is an essential part of your diet but was made out to be evil and avoided at all costs by the mainstream media a few years ago. Thankfully this has passed.

2018-10-29T16:01:47+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files May 2018

This month I have decided to diverge a bit from the usual training and/or diet focused columns I tend to write, and instead write something a bit more philosophical, more a discussion piece on rectifying my feminism with engaging in aesthetic-focused lifting which will result in me wearing a dreaded sparkle bikini, on a stage,

2018-10-29T16:02:04+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files: April 2018: YOU CANNOT BUILD GREAT GLUTES WITH SQUATS ALONE.

I am pretty sure I have complained about this “lifting legend” at some point in the past (since I have complained about every subject under the sun at some time in my surly existence), but I decided now was the time to pause, take a deep breath, and get in a nice full rant on……

2018-10-29T16:02:23+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files March 2018: Why Do You Want to Be So Big?

When people ask me about lifting weights, bodybuilding, and powerlifting, they seem pretty ok with the idea that I lift…..but invariably, without fail, a certain percentage of people who stop me on the street to ask if I’m a “bodybuilder” (or a female wrestler, idk man) will ask me this: But……why do you want to

2018-10-29T16:02:35+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments