Concern Trolls Criticize Pregnant Weightlifter, Internet Remains Awful

The internet is not the place to go if you’re looking for universal validation for your life choices. Sure, you may run into a lot of similarly-minded people who will tell you, “Oh, it is extremely cool that you’re having a Christian Slater marathon this afternoon, and you’re right — best not even to bother with… » 9/22/13 12:30pm 9/22/13 12:30pm

Strong Is Not 'The New Skinny' Because Women Don't Need a 'New Skinny'

Today's New York Post profiles a 24-year-old ex-dancer who traded intense cardio workouts and self-deprivation for intense resistance workouts and weight lifting, gaining 20 lbs of pure muscle meat in the process. She's never felt better, she says. She's happy with her body and she feels totally awesome. STRONG IS THE… » 8/15/13 6:00pm 8/15/13 6:00pm

Web Company Sponsors Female Weight Lifter Living in Poverty

US weight lifter Sarah Robles is one of the strongest women in the world, so it's extra admirable that when she was living on a paltry $400 per month stipend as she trained to compete for the US in the upcoming Olympic games, she didn't resort to using her formidable muscles to intimidate people into giving her their… » 7/17/12 12:20pm 7/17/12 12:20pm

17-Year-Old Will Be the First U.A.E. Woman to Lift Heavy Objects at the…

A 17-year-old girl named Khadija Mohammed will make history this summer when she becomes not only the first female weightlifter from the Persian Gulf to attend the Olympics, but also the first woman from the United Arab Emirates to qualify outright for Olympics. She'll be lifting in the 75-kilogram (about 165 pounds)… » 7/15/12 3:00pm 7/15/12 3:00pm

The Strongest Girl in the World Is Really, Really Strong

The strongest girl in the world may very well be a 10-year-old from Fair Lawn, NJ named Naomi Kutin, who can lift more than twice her 99-pound body weight. According to a profiled in The Jewish Daily Forward, Kutin can squat just about 215 pounds and, during the first weekend in July, set two new regional records… » 7/11/12 9:30am 7/11/12 9:30am

The Female Athletes Who Are Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't

In the past month, religious women have been prevented from participating in soccer, basketball, and weightlifting — all because their faith dictates they cover their heads, necks, arms, legs, or some combination thereof. If three makes a trend, then it looks like we're on the way to seeing an unofficial consensus… » 6/10/11 2:05pm 6/10/11 2:05pm