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The Kraken Files March 2019: Your Form Sucks

  Steph has a really good bit of advice this month. It applies primarily to those training for bodybuilding, but will benefit all of us. Check it out!     I’m no pro, by far, but since I have been lifting for 18 years, a good amount of it done powerlifting and bodybuilding, I do

Let’s Just Cut the Shit and Lift

The Kraken Files: January 2019—Let’s Just Cut the Shit and Lift In this month's The Kraken Files, Steph addresses a topic that bugs a lot of people, and drives others this month. Give it a read and see where you stand. This month’s column actually came to me after talking with a friend, and soon

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: 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……

2018-10-29T16:02:23-05:00March 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

2018-10-29T16:02:35-05:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

The Kraken Files: Make the Most of Your Training

I’ve been lifting a long time, about 16 years, 11-12 of which I would call serious, and what most others would call obsessive. In that time, as I gained muscle mass, leaned out, and improved my proportions, I have increasingly been subject to questions from others at various points in the

The Kraken Files: Goal Based Training

The funny thing is that besides the fact that this is a really good article, I discussed many of the same topics recently and agree 100% much of this. Another coach and I were talking about a semi famous Internet coach who bashes lots of people and claims that lifters can only do the classic

The Kraken Files June 2017: Overtraining

This month, Steph goes over one of the biggest misconceptions in the training world. The last few months I have been on a gripe-fest bender of bone-picking with subjects likely more interesting to and applicable to women, i.e., last month’s guide to social media posting for women, and the month before that, women and PED

2018-08-30T13:50:42-05:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments