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Author: Tina Tang

So You Want to Do a Triathlon?

I remember when I started lifting consistently and exceeding my expectations of what I could do. I started searching for other types of physical challenges, and contemplated the triathlon. Could I do it? Would I like it? Is it too much? How would it fit into my lifting? In wondering if the foray into this […]

When Should You Use a Weightlifting Belt?

“Weightlifting belts are for the weak!” That’s the purist and opinionated view I had developed over my four-year powerlifting journey. My first coach, Ryan, a colleague personal trainer, taught me powerlifting when I was a 43-year old newbie (I am now 47). Now, Ryan didn’t tell me that belts were for the weak — he […]

Lifting Cultural Expectations

When I step into the weight room of my neighborhood gym, I am usually the only woman. If there is another one, I check her out and greet her in my head, “I see you. I see your muscles. Good to see you here, too!” At the gym or in any strength class I take, […]

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