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Barbell Logic

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We approach strength, health, & fitness with simplicity & logic, believing that barbell training is for everyone. We provide expert advice & discussion on nutrition & programming, technique & conditioning, voluntary hardship & self-improvement.This channel aims to be a breath of fresh air in the fit… read more


Meet Some Strong Moms: The Strong Mom Series S14E1

Rebekah Krieg and Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy discuss their journey to and with barbell training and share what strength has meant to them and to the moms they have trained. Meet your hosts, two strong people, great coaches, and wonderful moms. 

Anna Marie, like many, found barbells through CrossFit. She naturally gravitated toward strength workouts and looked to the CrossFitters who focused on strength training. She noticed the immediate benefits to her everyday activities, and loved how barbells helped her with body recomposition--not just gaining or losing weight, and how she felt with a stronger, more muscular body. 

Bekah also participated in CrossFit, but her first foray into exercise was soccer and sports. After a shoulder injury, she was told she really needed to add some muscle around her shoulder, and this helped push her toward simple, hard, effective training. 

Both had female athlete role models, but also felt weird in that they were attracted to strength and athleticism but it wasn’t quite accepted. 

They find that with moms, a light bulb comes on as mothers adopt this mode of training and see the benefits in their body but also increased confidence. Strength training is part of self care as a mom, and taking care of yourself helps be a better person and mother.  Strength training is empowering.

Much of being a mother is about sacrifice and worrying about and taking care of others’ needs. It can be hard to justify the time it takes to train and that you’re spending time on yourself. Bekah says she struggles--and she finds many moms struggle with the thought: “I want this for my daughter, but I’m not sure I want this for me.”

Ultimately, strength training isn’t for all women, but more women should try it and many would benefit from it who might misunderstand barbells and their benefits.

Finally, a note to dudes and men and husbands: don’t try to convince your wife to train. Be a positive role model, but pushing your wife to train will likely only push her away. She has to come to strength training on her own terms, and you have to understand and support that. 


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