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Fear is the Mind Killer – More Lessons From Weightlifting Camp as I Prep for the World Masters Cup


When I first saw the start list for the 53k/45w class at the Masters World Cup in Dallas I thought I had forgotten how to breathe.  There were seven – SEVEN!- women entered and while most of us were tightly clustered in terms of previous totals, the entrants included the multiple time world champion in […]



I just got back from another week of weightlifting camp in beautiful Asheville, NC with Tamara Reynolds and Nick Horton.  I have much to share, so I’ll spread it out over several posts.  But this is the first and most important lesson.  I think of it as “BELIEVE!” shouted with a southern preacher’s passion. We […]

Shoulder Mobility Work


My shoulders suck. They just do.  But their suckitude has helped propel me into learning new things so I suppose I should be grateful (in a begrudging old lady sort of way). My left shoulder impingement syndrome meant I learned how to sumo deadlift.  Hooray! Still one of my favorite lifts. But my current right […]