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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

The Kraken Files February 2019: Get a Program You Bum

This month, Steph rambles on about programming. Do it yourself, or get it from us. notes: Of course we want you to use ours, but we don’t edit our authors. Steph gives some great advice, but we are here to help if you need it.    I am not going to lie, I spent

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

The Kraken Files: So, What is Your Diet Part Duex

So, a few months ago I started a two part column on my diet, then went ADD spaz and digressed to do a column on some other rant about who-knows-what, and left y’all hanging on the promised more specific discussion on what, and how, I eat. You have all been waiting with bated breath, I

2018-08-04T16:44:49-04:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 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: Depression and Anxiety-Deal With It

Sooooooo last month I promised a second part of the diet conversation, in which I’d get a little more specific about my personal diet, what I eat and when, etc., but like your parents telling you all about the Tooth Fairy….. I LIED. Instead, this month I am going to discuss something that is plaguing

2018-08-06T12:08:47-04:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files: What is Your Diet?

AHOY MATIES!! MATEYS? WTF. IDK…. Some kinda pirate greeting…..anyway, this month I am gonna address a frequent question/topic I am asked to advise on, weight/fat loss. More specifically, the question “what is your diet?” with the intent of the asker to find out how to drop weight and fat to attain some desired stage of

2018-08-30T13:50:27-04:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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: July 2017 Coaching

So this month I wasn’t sure what the hell to write about….I can rant on and on about a variety of subjects but I feel like I probably should have an ACTUAL MESSAGE or pass on my actual knowledge from experience (not that there is much of that, let’s be real here). However, I started

2018-08-30T13:50:34-04:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kraken Files: Women and PED Use

So, let’s talk on a subject that manages to still stay largely unintelligently and openly discussed; that still causes strident arguments on both sides of the issue, and often ends up being a weird name-calling and shame fest in a sport where PED use (in untested powerlifting feds) is more the norm than the rare

2018-08-05T10:09:13-04:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , |1 Comment