Training Like a Baby: The Latest Fitness Trend

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Original strength by and Geoff Neupert was published I 2013

Original Strength by Tim Anderson and Geoff Neupert was published in  2013.

The other day my friend GlamPro–she is a glamorous professor—sent me an email about her new fitness program. “I saw my trainer this morning and we did a workout based on a book he read over the holidays called Original Strength. You may already know about it, but the argument is that we need to regain the mobility we had as babies in order to reset our bodies in the present. Continue reading

The Psychology of Body Positivity

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190a4c30-4af7-0133-0aa6-0e76e5725d9dI am tired of the body positivity movement. Everyday my in-box is flooded with memes telling me I am perfect, sexy, and strong. I receive countless messages commanding me to love myself from head to toe. I read stories about the hotness of the fatkini, desirability of cellulite, and sizzling sex life of plus size model Tess Holliday. Tess is indeed awesome. I get it. Enough already. Continue reading

How to Get Shit Done and Feel Accomplished

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I do not usually give sanctimonious advice. Nor do I promote lists meant to “improve your life” in easy steps. In my experience, people rarely change in fundamental ways. Who you are by age 20 is a pretty good indication of your future, though someone recently told me that temperament and character emerge clearly before a child turns two. All the same, I am about to provide you with a series of tips encouraging you to be more productive and goal oriented. I decided to write this post after several people asked me for help, wondering: How can I multi-task, be more efficient, and simply get more shit done in a day? What is your secret, oh great goddess FFG? Continue reading

Embodied Identity

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Book by Kim TallBear

Book by Kim TallBear

Last week I went to a symposium on my campus called “Indigenous Foucault”  (https://nativestudies.ualberta.ca). A number of brilliant First Nations and indigenous scholars reworked the influential theories of French philosopher Michel Foucault (d. 1984). It was an inspiring and challenging occasion, though not a particularly relaxing one for me. I focused on listening, which is not my strong point, and shutting the fuck up, which is always hard for a white person to do.  Continue reading

Ask a Trainer: Can I Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

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I am a fan of your content and NO BS approach to fitness and weight loss. I have a question about alcohol and weight loss. How can I enjoy a few beverages a week and still achieve my goals? I often have meetings with clients and they want to buy me a beer and I love to social drink with my friends at sporting events. Can I really lose fat while enjoying a few drinks every week? Continue reading

Are Breast Implants Fat Phobic?

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I would rather travel than have big boobs.

I would rather travel and contribute to my pension fund than have big boobs.

I enjoy looking at bare breasts in the change room at my gym. I do it brazenly, out of curiosity. I am constantly amazed by how many women have breast implants these days, especially women who appear to be in their early 20s. These young ladies shelled out a lot of money (whether their cash or somebody else’s), undergoing the risks and pain of surgery simply to make their breasts look larger. Continue reading

The Tanned and Butt Ugly: Photos I Cannot Resist Showing You

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After finishing my book, which is now in the hands of external referees, I realized that many photographs—taken by the incomparable artist and designer Patrick J. Reed—could not be included in it. I think his images offer feminist interventions in the often heteronormative, … Continue reading