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Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

In One GIF, This 20-Year-Old Shows How Powerful Women Can Be

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women

Strong things come in small packages. Crossfit athlete Darian Sperry stands at 5-foot-1 and just under 130 pounds -- and a GIF of her lifting 180...

This Is What It Means To 'Lift Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women

"I like to feel strong. I like showing that I can." That's what one young woman has to say about powerlifting in a new video from students at Oxfor...

The 10 Commandments of Weightlifting -- and of Life

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

It is never the bar against you, it is you with the bar and the bar with you. Life and Universe are never against you; they are actually one with you, if you let them be.

13 Reasons To Start Lifting Weights

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Maybe you're convinced you shouldn't lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn't like it, since you'...

A Fitness Trainer Comes Clean About Exercise-Related Weight Gain

Kelly Coffey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

"That's not fair, Coffey," you say. "If all other factors remain the same, adding exercise should result in weight loss!" Yes, and all women should get equal pay for equal work and everyone on the planet should have the right to die with dignity, but that just ain't how things pan out.

The New Girls' Night Out For Older Women

Rachel Adelson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Last night, the instructor of my women's weightlifting class -- let's call her Sarge -- had us use heavy weights to build the muscles in our backs and chests. Picture us, about 10 ordinary middle-aged women, grunting and groaning in an old school gym. This, my friends, is the new girls' night out.

Man With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Who Wasn't Expected To Walk Is Now An Accomplished Athlete

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News

This young man shows us that physical limitations are no match for drive and fearlessness. Ben Jackson, a 20-year-old athlete from Tobyhanna, Penns...

Ben Lost 120 Pounds: 'The Key To Transforming Your Physique Is To Transform Your Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: B...

Lilian Lost 70 Pounds: 'Food Can Help You Or Hinder You, But It's Always Your Choice'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: L...

Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

James Clear | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today." But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.

WATCH: The Case For Lifting Heavy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheila Monaghan For all of the cardio you've logged, all of the creative twists on bodyweight training you've tried, all of the yoga, plyometr...

The Best Exercise For Strengthening Your Shoulders

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Not only is the press perfectly safe for the shoulders -- as evidenced by the fact that shoulder injuries are the least-common injuries for Olympic weightlifters who use the barbell overhead -- but the correctly performed press is the best exercise for keeping shoulders strong.

One Of The Most Basic And Overlooked Strength Exercises You Can Do

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

Find a coach and learn to deadlift. You may have no interest in pulling 1,000 pounds, but smart people know that stronger is better, and the deadlift is very good at making you stronger the right way.

Squats Are Safe, But You're Probably Doing Them Wrong

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

One of the most persistent myths in the entire panoply of conventional exercise wisdom is that squats below parallel are somehow bad for the knees. Better-informed professionals know better. Here are four reasons why.

CrossFit: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Mark Rippetoe | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rippetoe

During this seven-year period of time I've become quite familiar with the system and the people who developed it, I've watched it change significantly over these years, and I've come to hold several opinions regarding CrossFit. Some of them I will share with you here.

Thank You, CrossFit

Dan Bell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Bell

CrossFit has brought a big injection of passion to weightlifting. Someone said recently that if you don't love weightlifting, you are not in weightlifting. Well, CrossFitters are bringing the love by the boxful.

It's Getting Hot in Here! The Great Debate About Working Out While Pregnant

Heidi Powell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Powell

While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.

How Do You Build Strength Without Size?

Quora | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

As long as your muscles are contracting at full speed or full force, you'll be activating as many motor units as possible. Do that repeatedly, and you'll get better at it.

Do CrossFitters And Other Athletes Benefit From Weightlifting Shoes?

Courtney Green | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

As lifters, our gear is very important to us. So we spend time and put much effort into researching what kind of shoe would give us the most edge.

80-Year-Old Weightlifter Busted For Doping

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest target on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's list: An 80-year-old weightlifter who was busted for steroids. ...

Worthless Fitness Tips You Probably Follow

The Active Times | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's not always clear where we've acquired fitness knowledge--was that fact pounded into you from elementary gym class? Or perhaps you read it in a ma...

Hey Women: Paint-on Muscles Aren't Going to Help When You're Old

Dana McMahan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

We need to stop accepting the magazines stories that tell us to avoid bulking up at all costs, especially when that cost could be to our bone health.

5 Reasons Why I'm A Fitness Boot Camp Dropout

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

Sweating along in the company of others may be just the motivation plenty of fitness buffs need, but after signing up for my first fitness bootcamp recently, I've realized it's best for everyone if I stay out of public gyms and group workouts and hole up in my garage gym instead. Here's why.

ReThink Review: Pain & Gain - Meatheads and Mayhem

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a $25 million budget that's probably less than what a Transformers sequel spends on fake sweat for Shia LaBeouf, Pain & Gain tells the true story of a trio of Miami weightlifters whose dreams of quick money turned into a crime spree.