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Is a Bikini Competition a Sport? Critical Reflection on Why I Want to Compete

Starting training for my first bikini competition, (NPC West Coast)  I’ve come across a number of objections, and good questions for me to ponder.  Below are the things that inspire me to compete in this type of competition, and I … Continue reading

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Complexities of Carb Loading for Female Endurance Athletes

This topic was especially interesting for me to explore academically, because I was researching this topic anyways to better understand how to carb load prior to my 50 mile race.  I had never done this before, and was nervous about trying … Continue reading

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Pull-ups: 0-5 in Four Months

I started training in September with zero pull-up capability, with my goal of having eight pull-ups by Christmas.  I’m lagging a bit on that, but I’m happy with five.  I was up to three by Thanksgiving, focused on my running … Continue reading

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Fitness Progress: Women can do Pull-ups

About 2 months in – my last post about my goals was from end of Aug, and my goal was to reach these numbers before Christmas. Current                             … Continue reading

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Banded Pull-ups: Yay or Nay?

In preparation for focusing on upper body strength and getting a pr with my pull-ups, I ordered a pull-up bar for the house as well as a thin band to help me with progressions and get a good workout in at … Continue reading

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