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I never thought this day would come. Seriously. I’m a big fan of training in a space where other likeminded folks are working towards their goals, but over the last few months, it was becoming more and more evident that a good home gym space might be the ticket to reaching my own. It’s not a perfect space, but it is clean, safe and full of possibilities. I knew I was ready to invest in a home space when I realized these three things: I have a consistent training schedule When I first started training Strongman, I didn’t exactly have a specific routine. Remember, this was all just to get me moving and to stay active. I had no plan to travel around and compete, but after just one outside competition I was hooked, and having a schedule became necessary. Reaching my goals would never happen if I didn’t put…

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received messages from women who want to come and train with me. Seriously. It happens all of the time. I’m always thrilled when someone tells me that they’ve been creeping my profile watching my lifts, but the reality is that it rarely turns into an opportunity to have a new training partner. The highlight reel is an easy way to underestimate the amount of time and energy that goes into working your way up to a 540 lbs yoke carry. You should never look at an Instagram profile thinking that you’ll be able to accomplish in a week what someone has trained months, sometimes even years to achieve. If I had a dollar for every woman that’s said, “It’s so badass that you can pull a semi. I want to pull one too!” Oy. I get it. It looks super cool and perhaps…