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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: 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: March 2017

Steph has it right this month (bet she doesn;t hear that much hahahahaha)! Just get in and do a meet! The “Aspiring Powerlifer” or, Don’t Be That Guy I’ve been powerlifting for almost five years, which is baby time compared to some other lifters who have been at it for decades, but I still have

2018-08-30T13:50:52+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Women’s Fitness|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Strong and Sexy: Do I Need Cardio to Lose Weight

“Do you think cardio (i.e. additional walking/jogging) is necessary for weight loss if you are weight training and doing HIIT 3 days week on average? Weight training includes progressively heavy compound movements.” – KerryAnne Hey KerryAnne! This is a great question! And for the sake of our audience, I am going to assume that you