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I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018! Did you watch my FB Live yesterday on how the kettlebell squat can improve the barbell back squat??? Watch the replay on YouTube below… Learn MORE at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 376  Washington Street, Uniit C2, Norwell, MA 02061with a brand NEW curriculum… Read More

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018! Join me for a FB Live TOMORROW @8:30AM Pacific Time from my Iron Body By Artemis FB Page when I will discuss How to Improve the Barbell Back Squat with the Kettlebell Squat. Learn MORE at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 376  Washington Street,… Read More

I was not able to train barbell back squats for three months because we did not have a squat rack, squat stand, or rig set up in our home garage gym for back squats. We finally ordered a squat stand and set it up last week, so for the first time in three months I was able to back squat. Surprisingly, my strength was still there, and I was able to pick… Read More

After I finished my weight cut with the Renaissance Periodization cutting template on May 14, 2016 (read more in my post Lessons Learned From Cutting Weight) I had some people ask me what will I do next? Will I follow a maintenance phase? Will I post updates after the cut about the maintenance phase? Yes, I have been following a maintenance phase and here are some updates: By “maintenance” that means that… Read More

This past Sunday May 15, 2016 I competed in my first Full Power powerlifting meet, which includes all three lifts, squat, bench, and deadlift. Prior to this meet, my very first powerlifting meet in December 2015 was a push/pull meet, which is just bench and deadlift. If you have been following my Instagram posts over the past 6 weeks, and read my blog post “114lbs Lean and 670lbs Strong” you’ll know that… Read More

The same rules of tension and bracing for a two legged squat, e.g. a kettlebell front squat or goblet squat, apply to a pistol squat. Learn how to maximize tension and use your breath to maintain your abdominal brace for a stronger pistol squat in this video: ***** If you’d like to learn more about technique and programming to improve or achieve YOUR first pistol squat, then I hope that you will… Read More

For those of you who are experienced powerlifters, or for whom barbells are your first love, using a weight belt, and the benefits of using a weight belt during certain times of your training, may seem like a no brainer. However, if you are an amateur powerlifter, and/or kettlebells are your first love, and/or you are a barefoot and beltless kettlebeller like me, understanding why, when, and BELIEVING why you should use… Read More

This is the fifth installment of a seven part series about how to train for a stronger press. In this installment I will talk about how training heavy double kettlebell front squats, just once per week, can help you to improve your upper body press strength. If you missed the first four installments you can read them here: Part I: The One-Arm Push-Up Part II: The Bottoms-Up Press Part III: Single and… Read More