August 19th, 2013 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
Nowhere will you find a more passionate defender of the hip-extending, spine-protecting, pants-holding-up muscle group known as the glutes than Bret Contreras. He’s made it his life’s work to give you an ass that won’t quit. In this interview, I talk to him about pelvic floor dysfunction, low back pain, athletic performance, gender issues in training, and above all — how to get glutes like gravity-defying bowling balls.
December 16th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
Ashley Tudor’s ode to the sweet potato encompasses self-experimentation, lessons in hormones, and delicious recipes. I interview Ashley about her book and her sweet potato project.
March 5th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
Why sports scientist Tim Noakes wants you to quit the Gatorade guzzle, especially if you’re female.
December 27th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off
I interview Melissa Joulwan, former roller derby chick and author of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat.
December 12th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 2 Comments
“This book is about women, sports, and happiness…about the courage it takes to challenge ourselves in how we live our lives.” —Mina Samuels
August 24th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 1 Comment
In his book How to Live: A Manual of Sensible Physical Culture, Craig Staufenberg explores the history and development of “physical culture” — a loosely organized movement of deep immersion in the pursuit of health, strength, and top physical performance. Here, Staufenberg shares his thoughts on physical culture and why it’s still important today.
May 5th, 2011 by Mistress Krista | 12 Comments
A mother of three children ranging from 3 to 15, Fragoso created EverydayPaleo.com as a way to keep herself accountable, to try out new recipes, and to build a community of Paleo-style eaters trying to figure out how to implement this way of eating into their (imperfect) daily routines.
November 9th, 2010 by Mistress Krista | 30 Comments
It’s understandable to yearn for the good old days when food was anything you smacked in the head or nibbled from a tree branch. Understandable… and luckily, says researcher Robb Wolf, a pretty smart idea.
October 18th, 2010 by Mistress Krista | 8 Comments
“Exuberant animal” is one of the best phrases I have ever heard to sum up a holistic approach to movement and wellness. And in Frank Forencich’s new book Change Your Body, Change The World, the exuberant animal is us.
January 18th, 2010 by Mistress Krista | 27 Comments
If there’s a woman in your life who’s considering weight training (or a man in your life who trains women), The New Rules of Lifting for Women is an excellent introduction to the field of women and weight training.
NROL is written by a kickass trifecta of three major names in the business, including women’s nutrition and fitness expert Cassandra Forsythe. I review her book and chat with her for nearly an hour about women’s strength training, working out while pregnant, the dirty little secret of disordered eating in the fitness biz, and lots of other good stuff.
November 12th, 2009 by Mistress Krista | 16 Comments
As an oldest sister myself, I always wanted someone to look up to — someone who’d tell me the real deal about men, women, periods, getting into shape, being my own best friend, and how to dress myself. She’d be compassionate and encouraging, but honest. She wouldn’t let me get away with BS, but she’d always be in my corner. Strength trainer Rachel Cosgrove is that woman to her clients.
October 15th, 2009 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
Conscious eaters ask themselves how to eat ethically. Or how to live in good health. Or how to care for the environment. Lierre Keith has tackled all of these questions throughout her life. Like many people, she assumed that being vegan was a good way to implement her desire to care for her health, animals, and the environment. She diligently followed a vegan lifestyle for two decades. Then, she writes, her body gave out. Wracked with pain from a degenerative spinal condition; with insulin whiplash; with depression and cognitive problems; and with plain old hunger — all of which, she says, were caused by twenty years of self-imposed malnutrtition in the name of ethical eating — she knew she had to change.
August 2nd, 2009 by Mistress Krista | 12 Comments
It’s tempting to think that overeating and its symptomatic consequences — obesity, chronic diseases, etc. — represent a failure of individual will. But is it really that easy? Are we all just moral weaklings? Lazy? Stupid? David Kessler explores.
July 26th, 2009 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
To every teacher who’s demotivated a student, every anal-retentive bodybuilder-by-numbers who worries about fluffing up their “upper biceps”, every gym salesperson personal trainer who can’t teach the foundational lifts, every sports science egghead who can’t apply their own concepts to make people actually better, and every sucky coach who can play well but can’t communicate the basic skills that athletes need, I say: Follow the gospel of Dan John and learn ye the error of your ways.
May 12th, 2009 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
News flash: exercise is good for you.
Sure, we all know it.
But do you know why?
And do you know the many hows? Judging from a lot of traditional medical advice, most folks have failed to appreciate the plethora of ways in which exercise can treat, heal, and even cure. Bed rest is commonly prescribed, particularly for older people. Yet according to Blech, this is likely the worst advice someone can receive!
December 16th, 2008 by Mistress Krista | 4 Comments
Smart talk on training. The hows, whys, and whos of working out.