Apr
28
2016

The Only Way to Go is Up: The Problem With Undereating

  “Two-a-day workouts!” “I know! And on, like, 900 calories!” “It’s happening left and right.” “Seriously. It’s an epidemic.”   Girls Gone Strong owner, Molly Galbraith, and I were sitting down to eat, and there was an issue so big and so pervasive that was weighing on our minds that we couldn’t even get our […]

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Apr
26
2016

You Are More Than Your Body (Fat)

  I was wearing booty shorts and a T-shirt, cooking dinner for my then-boyfriend, and I could feel him staring at me from behind. Part of me—the part that was desperate for his approval—lit up with the thought, “He must be admiring me.”   The corners of my mouth bashfully rose; for more than three […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Apr
24
2016

GGS Spotlight: Kathy Kazmierski

  Meet Kathy!   Name:   Kathy Kazmierski Age: 43 Location: Philadelphia, PA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, being a girl gone strong means caring more about what my body and mind are capable of doing, rather than what my body looks like. Also caring about how I […]

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Apr
21
2016

How Insulin and Cortisol Affect Your Body Composition

  Talking about insulin and cortisol—or in simpler terms, carbs and stress—has finally become part of the conversation about body composition in earnest. We’ve begun to recognize that getting lean is not as simple as “calories in versus calories out.”     Now, the argument has shifted to, “Which matters more, calories or hormones?”   Is […]

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Apr
19
2016

Body Shaming ANY Body Is Bad For Everybody

  When I was obese, I encountered my share of body shaming. I was oinked at. My food choices were scoffed at. I was presumed to be lazy… among many other things. Some people even defended their hurtful words by saying they were performing some kind of “health activism.” But, to me, it felt like […]

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Apr
14
2016

What You MUST Know About Strength Training And Getting Older

Occasionally we receive questions from both, personal trainers working with women in their 60s and 70s, and from women in their 60s and 70s themselves, asking about the types of modifications older women should be making to their workouts to stay strong, healthy, and safe.     I have to admit that as I was […]

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Karen Smith
Apr
12
2016

6 Ways to Maximize Your Single-Leg Deadlift

The single-leg deadlift (SLDL) is about a whole lot more than building a strong, tight booty (although I don’t mind that side effect at all!)   It’s about improving your overall body function, strength, and performance. It improves balance, foot strength, ankle mobility, knee stability, hamstring flexibility, hip hinge ability, posture, shoulder stability, grip strength, as […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Apr
10
2016

GGS Spotlight: Ary Rodriguez

  Meet Ary!   Name: Ary Rodriguez Age: 31 Location: Miami, FL   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being a girl who has strong and positive thoughts about herself and others. Being in the best shape of my life both physically and mentally.   How long have you been training? […]

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Apr
7
2016

Nutrition Non-Negotiables: How to Have Your Cake and Be Healthy, Too

  “Am I going to have to give up the cream in my morning coffee? Please don’t make me. I love it so much.”   A woman once asked me this before getting started with Girls Gone Strong’s ‘Strongest You’ coaching program. She wasn’t worried about exercising, or intimidated by the habit work or her […]

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Apr
5
2016

4 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working For You

  You know what’s not cool? Workouts that don’t work. That aren’t fun. That don’t make you excited to hit the gym, the trail, or the yoga mat.   Trust me, I know. I’ve totally been there, competing in figure competitions, dabbling in powerlifting, and grinding away doing hours of cardio every week, just trying to find something […]

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