New site is up!

February 11th, 2009  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  28 Comments

Howdy folks! It’s Feb 11, 2009 and I’ve FINALLY gotten the new site up! Yes, it took ages. I tried two other content management systems before settling into WordPress. And boy was there a lot of junk to clean up. Crummy HTML, articles I’d forgotten about, links that had expired… sheesh. It’s like I’ve been doing this for ten years or something.

Did you know there are nearly 200 posts now on Stumptuous? Shazam! And that doesn’t even count blog posts!

There’s still plenty of work to be done, and lots of material to update. I’m sure I’ll be sweeping up all kinds of odds and sods over the next few months. If you catch links that don’t go anywhere or other booboos, please let me know!

OMGBFFA is going to have her own blog, so you can follow her adventures. Newsy tidbits will be posted here in the Stumpblog.

Now you can comment on many posts and start adding your voice to the Stumptuous discussion. Comments will be moderated to ensure the high quality of information and erudite cursing you’ve come to expect from the Stumptuous experience, so don’t let me catch you spamming or otherwise being a butthead.

Welcome to the new! Tastes great. More filling.


  1. bix says:

    February 11th, 2009at 7:09 pm(#)

    whoooa! I was just here yesterday and it was different!
    I’ve been an avid reader for a few years and never said thank you for keeping up the wonderful site and alllll of the resources…I stumbled on the site one day in college while fighting with an eating disorder and never looked back. So thank you!

  2. Eriko says:

    February 11th, 2009at 10:05 pm(#)

    WHoo Hooo! i haven’t been here in a few weeks and Wowie! The new site looks great. Good job and thank you for all your hard work through out the years. You and your site are an inspiration to me.

    Rock on,

  3. golden star says:

    February 11th, 2009at 10:49 pm(#)

    Love the new look! Congratulations!

    Have been coming here for a while and this is my manual for my program!

  4. Helen says:

    February 12th, 2009at 3:18 am(#)

    Congrats! Looks excellent!
    fyi, I was looking to see if you had any advice on pistol squats, and did a search, and a handful of pages came up, but then when I went to those pages I couldn’t find any references to the move…

  5. admin says:

    February 12th, 2009at 6:17 am(#)

    I like this piece for advice on pistols:

  6. Daniel says:

    February 12th, 2009at 11:09 am(#)

    Love the new look and new content. I have been using your site and advice for about 2 yrs now and have not found better. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

  7. Gillian says:

    February 12th, 2009at 2:33 pm(#)

    Wow, new look – I like it!

    I’m a martial arts instructor (also in Toronto, BTW), and I used to send my students to the article you had about core training for martial arts; it included Turkish getups. I can’t find it anymore – did you take it down permanently?

  8. Lillian says:

    February 12th, 2009at 2:36 pm(#)

    The new site is looking great! I started weight training in November and just switched to Olympic lifting a few weeks ago. If it wasn’t for your site and a forum I frequent, I would have still been on the cardio road to nowhere. I love lifting–it’s so rewarding to feel strong. I can’t wait until I can send you a video of me doing my first unassisted pull-up. Thank you for all your hard work! Take care.

  9. Mistress Krista says:

    February 12th, 2009at 2:53 pm(#)

    Nope, it’s here:

  10. Moon says:

    February 12th, 2009at 3:11 pm(#)

    Loo-king gooood!

  11. Rosemary Grace says:

    February 13th, 2009at 12:11 am(#)

    It looks fabulous!

  12. Jen says:

    February 13th, 2009at 5:10 am(#)

    I thought I was on the wrong site for a moment!

    LOVE the new site, very lovely and browseable. Like the big “The Gym Will Bite You!” pic – might put it as my desktop background!

  13. Ms .45 says:

    February 13th, 2009at 7:56 am(#)

    New site win! (Sorry, followed your link to FailBlog and am now not doing any work.)

    Readers, if you’re new here and need endorsement, I lost 20kg after Krista ran the Stumptuous Fitness Model Contest. I was inspired by the example of someone the same size as me and 10 years older being able to go from frump to triathlete in 2-3 years. I’m not a triathlete – I haven’t even got to unassisted pullups – but I no longer buy my clothes from Cheap’n’Asty 18-26. WIN!

  14. Stevie says:

    February 13th, 2009at 9:01 am(#)

    The new site looks fantastic!
    Thanks for everything you do here.

  15. Neil says:

    February 14th, 2009at 12:21 am(#)

    Was becoming dispirited. Little been happening lately on What’s new. Had Mistress Krista ditched us?
    No. She’s been chipping away at a new Stumptuous. Bright. Clearly referenced. Tightly written, yet plenty of fun. Sucks bullcrap from the gym. Great operating manual and great read. Thanks, Krista.

  16. wendy luiten says:

    February 15th, 2009at 4:53 am(#)

    I checked the site regularly to keep ut and I noticed nothing much happening so I thought you was busy with other stuff… but a great big THANK YOU!!!! The site looks fabulous.

  17. Hilary says:

    February 16th, 2009at 6:21 pm(#)

    Huzzah! Looks great but now I have to re-find all the trusty links I hand out to people! Great job :)

  18. nico says:

    February 17th, 2009at 7:53 am(#)

    Long time reader wanting to let you know your new site is beautiful. great job!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    February 17th, 2009at 7:47 pm(#)

    Hey, it looks great. Good timing on my part — I’ve just embarked on yet another attempt to start and maintain a fitness program, so the new look is inspiring.

    I haven’t been able to find The Crap List, but I suspect that needs some additions anyway — there’s always more crap.

  20. Bethany says:

    February 18th, 2009at 2:07 am(#)

    Woo, did a double take at the new site design, it looks great!

  21. Cadi says:

    February 19th, 2009at 2:20 pm(#)

    Hooray for jumping on the Web 2.0 bandwagon! The site looks awesome!

  22. Dale Hobill says:

    February 19th, 2009at 3:16 pm(#)

    Site design is great!

  23. Pat Stecz says:

    February 20th, 2009at 3:31 am(#)

    I hope that you will still put up all those pictures you had on the old site, showing dork to dive poses and videos of exercises that you had on your old site. I refered to them often, and I don’t see them on your new site.

  24. Mistress Krista says:

    February 20th, 2009at 9:55 am(#)

    Go here:

  25. Elizabeth says:

    February 21st, 2009at 9:12 pm(#)

    Oh, I wanted to mention that I’d seen some broken links, and I know of a really great freeware program that will find them: Xenu’s Link Sleuth

    Hope this helps!

  26. Sudeck says:

    February 22nd, 2009at 3:37 pm(#)

    As a long-time reader and fan, I am grateful for all the evidence-based information you share as well as your “you-actually-will-have-to-do-some-work-in-order-to-look-and-feel-better-AND-YOU-CAN-DO-IT” attitude. I am the medical director of a Student Health clinic and very frequently give your website to ladies I see. I doubt you’ll ever really know the many lives you have positively impacted.
    Thank you, thank you. And when you write your first book, you can be sure I’ll one of the first in line to buy it!

  27. Kayla says:

    February 23rd, 2009at 10:08 am(#)

    Love the new site!! Like many of the other readers above, I’m also a long-time reader and know I can always get legit info from you. Way to go! :)

  28. Sharon From Penn State, Pa says:

    February 23rd, 2009at 4:44 pm(#)

    Hot Damn! I loves me some new and improved stumptuous!!

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