Beth Skwarecki
bethskw
Health Editor
9/26/19
1:55 PM
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Honestly none of the Apple Watch running apps work very well. I’ve heard good things about Strava but all the serious runners I know just wear a Garmin.

9/26/19
1:39 PM
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This omg this. Unless you have an actual deadline like a lifting meet, a body building show, a race, a photoshoot, whatever take your time. All these deadlines are invented in your mind and its the number one thing that gets people hurt. Read more

9/16/19
2:40 PM
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I think a towel is fine,  but I bet there will be differences of opinion on this.

9/16/19
2:37 PM
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If you show up, you owe it to your partner to give 100%, or at least like...90%ish. Your lazy partner is the jerk here.

9/11/19
11:58 AM
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These are a good hybrid option for a lot of folks. Thanks to both of you for the suggestion!

9/11/19
11:57 AM
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I resisted getting lifters for the longest time because I have no problem with ankle mobility. I got a pair when I started doing Olympic lifts, because they were clearly the right tool for the job. And then I wore them for squats and...fell in love?

9/11/19
11:56 AM
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Egads! I cannot imagine trying to run in lifting shoes. Wow. I’m kind of impressed (with your pain tolerance)

9/9/19
1:40 PM
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Agreed. Squat fails are so low key—every time I’ve failed, it’s just been a gentle “set the bar on the safeties and then sit down on the floor” sort of thing. Read more

8/23/19
12:42 PM
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Nah, sometimes it’s appropriate to drop the weights when you’re repping deadlifts. Yes, you’re getting less time under tension, but you’re also getting more practice with the concentric portion of the lift without the wear and tear of the eccentric. It’s a choice that’s between you and your coach.

8/23/19
12:40 PM
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Oof yes I’m thinking of actual barbells, not the plates on those machines. Have a little respect.

8/14/19
3:38 PM
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Thank you! This is such a great description. Bless you for your patience in explaining.

8/14/19
1:53 PM
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If somebody is having trouble figuring out the equipment, you may absolutely offer them a tip! I might start with a question, like “Hey, are you having trouble adjusting that? I can show you...” Read more