Taking You Through Five Minutes of Mindfulness
Aug16

Taking You Through Five Minutes of Mindfulness

I should preface this piece by reminding you all that mindfulness and meditation are not only for ascetic monks and yogis and people who talk about your “chi.”  Mindfulness is nothing new or revolutionary; it is not a program designed to get you quick results.  It is, however, vital to finding peace in your life and, in my experience, it leads to profound spiritual growth. Mindfulness refers to a deliberate awareness of the present...

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Women and weight training: The definitive guide
May07

Women and weight training: The definitive guide

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Training age assumption I want to preface this by mentioning that this is going to be advice tailored towards beginners. Now, I know you are not all rank novices, but this will still apply to most. Basically, if you have not been lifting consecutively for six months (or you have but have not seen marked progress in weight lifted), this will apply, so read on. Word of caution Before beginning any...

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Weight training for women: The “too bulky” myth and how to tone
Apr30

Weight training for women: The “too bulky” myth and how to tone

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Myth of “getting too bulky” There is a troublingly popular – though fortunately its debunking is becoming more and more mainstream – sentiment out there that lifting weights will put women at risk of becoming “too bulky.”  All questions of preferable look aside (yes, some women prefer to look more muscular than others, and trying to convince someone to desire to look some other way is a...

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Weight training for women: Preface and introduction
Apr23

Weight training for women: Preface and introduction

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Welcome to part one of my latest series. While this instructional series is technically only directly applicable to 53% of our student population, a lot of the information I will be going over relates to sex differences in training, that draws on physiological training adaptations, so naturally there will be some utility for my male readers. Not to mention, ideally some of the men reading this will...

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Mindfully binging: Resisting discomfort begets discomfort
Apr15

Mindfully binging: Resisting discomfort begets discomfort

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor If you’ve read many of my past articles, firstly I want to congratulate you on your refined taste in health/fitness writers, and secondly I think it is fair to say that a common theme has made itself visible in my writing, namely that of mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Certainly, entire volumes can be written on this topic (and have been), so I need not belabor this point.  But, so that we are all...

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