Browsing articles in "Conditioning"

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Mar
18
2014

Lift Weights Faster: A Fast, Fun, and Effective Workout in Less Than 15 Minutes

Conditioning complexes are the baby bear’s porridge of conditioning. Some are too long, some are too short, some involve too much equipment and others not enough. Then, there are those that are juuuuuust right, based how much time and what equipment you have available on any given day. A simple enough prospect on paper — [...]

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GGS
Mar
13
2014

Some Assembly Required: Creating Crafty Conditioning Workouts

  There is a weightless sled in the corner of my gym. It is yellow, which is my favorite color…usually. Unlike most pieces of weight-training equipment, resistance is never added to this one. The reason why: The bottom is coated with rubber, and we have all rubber flooring in our facility. Operationally, this sticky-on-sticky combination [...]

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Sep
17
2013

Do Strong Girls Do Cardio? The Do’s and Don’ts of Cardio

CARDIO:  To do, or not to do.  That is the question… (Note from GGS: Buuuuuut, it doesn’t have to be.  Today, our good friend Jill Coleman of JillFit Physiques gives you several tips that answer your most burning questions about cardio.  Keep in mind that Jill is speaking from the point of view of a [...]

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Mar
1
2013

3 Awesome Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

  Believe it or not, even fitness professionals don’t feel like absolutely crushing their workout every time they step into the gym.  Especially if we have spent the whole day in the gym coaching and cueing clients through their workouts, writing about workouts, reading about workouts, designing workouts for our online clients… sometimes you just [...]

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Dec
26
2012

5 Tips for a Better Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell swings are pretty legit. They are one of the best exercises to develop explosive hips and burn fat;  mastering them translates to better kinesthetic awareness in all of your other lifts. Most kettlebell exercises build off the swing, requiring solid swing technique for progression. Unfortunately, swings seem to be one of the most improperly [...]

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GGS
Dec
21
2012

Bodyweight Strength: Six Exercises to Help You Get Strong Without Weights

Physical strength is one of the tenets on which Girls Gone Strong was built, including strength of mind and character. Often, these three tenets of strength will play off one another and help increase overall strength levels when one is lacking due to challenges. But what is physical strength, really? Is it how much you [...]

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Nov
28
2012

On the Prowl: Practical Sled Training for Anyone and Everyone

Maybe you think loading up a prowler or a sled is not for you? You might think sled training is too advanced or out of your reach. This post will help you see that anyone can use a sled and have amazing results. I’ve been known to be a conditioning junkie, and Sled training ranks [...]

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