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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 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 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

The Kraken Files: Are You a Bulking Asshole?

I get a lot of messages online asking me about gaining muscle mass, or rather, issues people are having with “bulking” and gaining QUALITY mass. I will ask a few questions, and pretty quickly I realize that all they are doing is dumping into their gullets MORE of the same crap food they have already

2018-10-29T16:02:41+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files: A Woman’s Guide to Social Media

So you’ve gotten yourself a new IPhone, and now it’s time to lurch into that magical realm known as “social media”…..Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.; you know the playing field, and now you need to get on it……but beware!!! You don’t want to be seen as an “Instaslut”!!! You don’t want to be labeled as

The Kraken Files: Ravings and Rantings from Stephanie Tomlinson

From Murph: I am pretty psyched to have talked our newest columnist into writing for the site. Steph is really strong, funny, and insightful. She's also a wee bit retarded. If you are easily offended, stop reading right now.  However, if you are not a total pussy with no sense of humor, read on. You

2018-08-05T15:20:23+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , |3 Comments