Welcome to the Chocolate Bar: Our Lives. Our Strength. Our Time. Celebrating Black Women in Strength Sports - Crossfit. Powerlifting. Olympic Weightlifting. Strongwoman. See you at the Bar!
Welcome to the Chocolate Bar: Our Lives. Our Strength. Our Time. Celebrating Black Women in Strength Sports - Crossfit. Powerlifting. Olympic Weightlifting. Strongwoman. See you at the Bar!
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Becoming an Expert in Your Own Life

Have you ever been made to feel as if you have to validate or defend your lived experiences to other people? To yourself? Dr. Jennifer C.P.  shares how she became the subject matter expert on her own life. See you at the Bar!

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It Ain't All Bath Bombs and Pumpkin Spice Lattes- Dr. Crystal Gets Real about Self-Care

When your self-care isn't puppies and rainbows...Dr. Crystal Lester,* Chiropractor, Olympic Weightlifter, and all around badass, talks about what self-care REALLY means.  Self-care means exploring the uncomfortable When self-care is brought up into conversation often times it’s equated to something like treating yourself to that manicure or going to Lush and buying bath bombs that leave your bathtub looking like a unicorn crime scene. It sounds amazing and fun, right? But this year, I started to think about what self-care meant. You’re self parenting and doing shadow work in a way. I thought about things that made me feel less...

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Comparison is Thief of Joy: The Art of Minding Your Own Business

We’ve ALL done it: you’re sitting there, minding your own business post workout, feeling all good about your numbers and progress and you see it in your IG feed- another fellow lifter’s training video. She’s the same weight and same build as you, and has  been training about the same amount of time you have…and she benches almost twice what you do.   Suddenly what was a great day turns into a crappy day of you wondering why you suck so badly and do you even LIFT??? You wonder why you even bother and go eat an entire pizza (not that there’s...

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HOW DID WE GET HERE? NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

What better way to begin than an ode to my favorite Deborah Cox song… Welcome to The Chocolate Bar Podcast: Our Lives, Our Strength, Our Time. The Chocolate Bar Podcast was created to celebrate and give a voice to black women in strength sports- Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, and Strongwoman. WE OUTCHEA, y,all! This podcast began as a passion project born out of the desire to see faces that looked like mine doing the thing I love most to do: pick up heavy sh*t and put it down! This is your home away from the gym/box to discuss all things strength,...

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