Feel The Burn

  1. I love lifting with a strength and dedication I didn’t know I was capable of. I love how much of what I learn in training is applicable to real life. This is growth. This is progress. This is not failure.

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  2. Hellooooo athletes!

    Yes, you. You are an athlete. Some of you already have one or more athletic endeavors that you enjoy. Others of you may just have not found (or chosen) your activity yet. Some of you just have a body. So many of us are told that we aren’t athletic, and that we can’t be athletic. Society, friends, authority figures, media - there are lots of people and institutions that

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  3. Hieu Truong's previous work for The Toast can be found here. Most women her age are usually doing weak things, like hugging family members, cooking for large groups of small children, or spending much of their waking hours trying to support themselves financially. This woman is different. She lifts heavy weights. Maybe she lifts more weights than you, presumably male reader of undetermined size and athletic ability. Isn’t that crazy, a mere woman lifting…

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  4. Previous installments of Feel the Burn can be found here. I have been enjoying posting my daily workouts for you in the link roundup, but your demands for a more formal Feel the Burn have not fallen on deaf ears! There is nothing I love more than telling you about exercise. As you probably know, I have been doing a group boot camp four mornings a week, baby in tow, in an attempt to return…

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  5. Previous installments of Feel the Burn can be found here. “Working Out in Your First Trimester” is here and "Working Out in Your Second Trimester" is here. I quit the gym today. I had planned to go until next Tuesday, when I'd be 36 weeks pregnant and ready to slide blissfully into holiday-related indolence and two different kinds of stuffing, but I knew yesterday that I was done. Or rather, I…

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  6. I thought it was hilarious at first when Mallory declared in a comment thread that it was her fitness goal to be able to pick up and lift a grown man over her head. Afterwards, I started noticing that other Toasties were declaring this in a tongue-in-cheek way, and I started thinking, “well, why not?” The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it wasn’t any more ridiculous or unlikely than any…

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  7. Previous installments of Feel the Burn can be found here. "Working Out in Your First Trimester" is here. Ah, the magical oasis of your second trimester. FOR SOME, right? If you've already been told to elevate your legs above your head and are on full pelvic rest and feel like garbage, please close this tab immediately and do whatever it is you're doing to keep your sanity. If, however, you're having a pretty…

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  8. I try to run sometimes. I do yoga pretty regularly. But, I've also started seeing a trainer. And it's great. He's awesome, pushes me to lift heavier things (which is what I told him my goal was) and he's super supportive and encouraging. I feel super SWOLE BRO after my training sessions and love bragging about my 105lb bench for reps. Did I mention the Bulgarian split squats with 40 lbs? Getting there felt great.

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  9. Previous installments of "Feel the Burn" can be found here. I don't care, do what you want.

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    No? Okay, let's talk about this. You can definitely work out during your first trimester, provided: 1. You have had a conversation about it with your VERY OWN qualified medical professional, be that an ob-gyn, a midwife, or the babbling brook you plan to immerse your junk in to give birth. 2.

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  10. Previous installments of Feel the Burn can be found here. Gentle (yet mighty and powerful) readers, I have been begged by one of you to explain how best to get your back into fighting shape. "I do stuff for my legs, and I lift things with my arms and chest, but what about my back? It seems important!" This is such a worthy goal, my stony heart was quite moved by it. Let us…

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  11. Previous installments of “Feel the Burn” can be found here. Most recently, we talked about posture, and getting some. Posture, we mean. Hi gang! Missed you! We've been starting to film our videos so you won't be stuck with other people's YouTube visuals for long! In store for you: pull-up videos, buddy-comedy videos (a bunch of funny, dorky moves you can ONLY do with a friend, trust me), it's-a-weird-time-of-day-so-you-have-the-place-to-yourself-and-can-do-weirder-things-with-the-gear videos (a personal favourite), a…

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  12. So, yesterday we covered why boneless skinless chicken breasts are a boring, dry, overpriced nightmare. Today, we're going to talk about a nice, relaxing, date-night way to cook chicken breasts that have NOT been pruned of their delicious fatty essence, and it'll be great. I'll share some more mindless recipes for whole chicken breasts over the next few weeks, this is just my favourite kind of dinner for two (apart from homemade cheeseburgers and…

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  13. We need to have a serious conversation about this. I only want to help you. I also get a lot of emails from Feel the Burn-ers asking me how to cook meat, because I eat a ton of meat, and seem like someone who knows how to cook it (you are correct). First up, if you are a vegan or a vegetarian, you already do not buy boneless skinless chicken breasts, so this does…

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  14. Previous installments of “Feel the Burn” can be found here. Most recently, we talked about that aggro fitspo picture on Facebook. From the mailbag this week: Would you be open to addressing stretching or somehow limbering up in your Feel the Burn column? Context: I run as my primary form of exercise (not a lot, never quickly, just 4-5 miles every other day), and I rarely ever do weights or stretch or yoga.

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  15. Previous installments of "Feel the Burn" can be found here. Most recently, we talked about when you are not exercising and also a special bonus post about vaginas. I don't really like piling onto things that are universally despised, but I think this one is pretty relevant to our interests at "Feel the Burn," and also a little more complex than just "oh, my God, why are you being such a colossal…

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