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Dec
16
2014

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 1

    What do Bart Yasso, Scott Jurek, Rich Roll, Dave Scott, Brendan Brazier, and Hilary Biscay have in common?     They have all achieved greatness as endurance athletes, all while consuming a plant strong diet (reports state that Dave Scott is no longer a strict vegetarian).     Vegetarianism is a choice.   […]

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Dec
12
2014

A Quick Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

With the winter months lurking, sometimes leaving the house for a workout can seem daunting.   That’s why I designed this workout you can do right now in your living room with no equipment. These exercises don’t require much more than your own bodyweight!   Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, need to fit a quickie […]

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Karen Smith
Dec
9
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Windmill

  Kettlebell Windmills are a beautiful expression of mobility, stability and strength. The windmill is an advanced exercise taught at the STRONGFIRST level II Kettlebell certification.   Some specific cues and coaching tips will improve your success with the windmill significantly.   “The windmill should be a simultaneous hip hinging and spine rotation”, says Pavel […]

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Dec
5
2014

GGS Spotlight: Hailee Bland-Walsh

    Name: Hailee Bland-Walsh   Age: 34   Location: Kansas City, MO   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Women who claim their strength move in the world differently. They follow their dreams because they possess and internal confidence.   How long have you been training?  I have been training as […]

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Jesse Mundell
Dec
2
2014

5 Exercises to Reduce Pregnancy Aches and Pains

Many women are not immune to the aches and pains of pregnancy. Whether it’s your hips, lower back, upper back and neck, it’s quite common to feel some discomfort as baby grows.   Luckily, though, there’s much we can do in order to decrease those aches and pains, and to keep your body feeling too […]

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Nov
28
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Plantar Fasciitis

    Hi Ann!   I have been dealing with pain in the bottom of my foot for a few weeks now, and it won’t go away even though I have stopped running. It hurts when I first get out of bed in the morning and put my foot on the ground. What is causing […]

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Nov
25
2014

Hashimoto’s and Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid

One of the first things you’ll find when you Google “thyroid” and “diet” is advice telling you to stop eating broccoli and it’s cousins in the Brassica Family including cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, etc.     But, not only are these veggies pretty delicious, you’ve heard on the other hand that these […]

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Nov
21
2014

GGS Spotlight: Genevieve Carisse

    Name:   Geneviève (Gen) Carisse Age:  41 Location:  Toronto   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Health, empowerment, independence, role model.   How long have you been training?  For over 15 years in general fitness and as a Powerlifter.   I was originally drawn to Bodybuilding because I loved the […]

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Nov
18
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Arthritis

Hi Ann, I was recently diagnosed with Scapholunate Advanced Collapse (degenerative arthritis of the wrist). The only advice my doctor gave me was to avoid exercises that put my wrist in extension. I am active and want to stay strong; but, obviously I don’t want to cause additional pain or damage. Can you help me? […]

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Nov
14
2014

Complexes: A Killer Way To Torch Calories

My last several of weeks have been packed full of amazing things. There was the Women’s Fitness Summit in Kansas City, then packing up and heading to Salt Lake City where I will stay for the remainder of the year.   I landed in Utah, and spent exactly 24 hours there before I turned around and […]

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