Gender Inequality: The Ugly Truth About Female Sponsorships
Too often exploitation is the price women pay for sponsorship.
Caitlyn Jenner: I Just Had to Comment
The recent controversy over Caitlyn Jenner proves the world out there is not always so well versed in sport issues as I might have presumed.
Take Action: Speak Out Against Sexual Misconduct in Yoga
Having the courage to bring this topic out into the open will facilitate transformation for the whole yoga community.
Is Your Yoga Practice Keeping You From Finding Your Soulmate?
After years of failing miserably at love, I finally found the love of my life a few years ago. But my yoga had to change for it to happen.
Women and Weightlifting (And How I Fell In Love)
Put aside gender stereotypes and pick up a barbell, because weightlifting can be a woman's best friend.
My Case for Women Only Beginner BJJ Classes
I don’t like man bashing, especially since my teammates at my gym are so awesome. But the fact is some guys are dicks.
Biomechanics, Gender, and Running Economy
A new study investigated how the lower body impacts running economy and helps (or hinders) performance.
Valerie Worthington: On BJJ and Life, Ep 1
In this inaugural episode of our radio show, we discuss BJJ, the learning process, taking risks, and living your passions.
Breaking Muscle HQ
CrossFit, You’re No Branch Rickey
History remembers Jackie Robinson at the man who broke through, but to be fair, it was Branch Rickey who was the visionary. CrossFit, Inc. had such a chance to be visionary, but they played it safe.
Chicking: How Women Are Leaving Men in Their Cycling Dust
Women are flourishing in endurance sports, so much so that the term "chicking" has been coined for when a woman finishes ahead of the men. Are you a woman wanting to get into cycling? Then, read on.
6 Months Later: How to Be a Force For Good in Grappling and in the World
It’s been about 6 months since the story broke that 2 male grapplers allegedly sexually assaulted their female teammate. What are we all doing to have a positive impact on our jiu jitsu world?
Why a Non-Yoga, Non-Hippie Guy Thinks You Should Do Yoga
I'm a boxer, not a yogi. Yet, I find unlike other exercise, yoga makes me feel better after I do it. Here's why I think non-yogis, especially guys, should try it.
Eric C. Stevens
Great Expectations: The Truth about Gender Stereotypes in Grappling
Many of the stereotypes in the grappling world about one or the other gender are often not necessarily accurate, in that the behaviors can be widely characteristic of both sexes.
When Stress and Genitals Collide
New science shows that stress increases risk-taking in men and decreases risk-taking in women. What does this have to do with your workout? Read on to find out.
8 Perspectives on Gender in the Gym
Gender issues in the gym can be divisive, but it doesn't have to be that way. How can men and women work together, and are there any lessons we can learn from each other?
Breaking Muscle HQ
Women and Group Exercise: Theories From a Male Instructor
I have never understood why group exercise is dominated by women participants. I have a few theories on why this is, in regards to dancing, ability to listen, and community.
Eric C. Stevens
From the Experts: How to Attract and Retain Women in BJJ
I recently discovered that not much has been written on how to get women into BJJ, so I did some research and talked to women I know who practice the art. Here's what they had to share on the topic.
Are Women's Only Gyms Discriminatory?
Let's assume for a minute that not all women's gyms promote pink 2-lb dumbbells. Could they have benefits for members, or are they discriminatory and old-fashioned?
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