Browsing articles in "Strength Training"

Mar
3
2015

How To Do A Bent Press

  I’m gonna be honest with you: There really aren’t too many movements that I don’t like to do in the gym with any toy I have at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It’s often reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a kettlebell swing!” […]

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Feb
17
2015

How To Be A Personal Trainer

  When asked how to get started the right way to a successful, fulfilling, and profitable personal training career, my answer is not as quick as you might expect.   First, becoming a trainer is easy. Check this out: Poof! You’re a trainer.   The term is unregistered. This means that anybody can call himself […]

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Karen Smith
Feb
6
2015

How To Do A Pull-up: Everything You Need To Know

  “I CAN’T do a pull-up!”   Does this comment resonate with you? Well, you are not alone. There are three big reasons I would say most females (and some males) cannot do pull-ups:   First, you have listened to someone tell you that you CAN’T.   Second, you have convinced yourself that you CAN’T! […]

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Jan
23
2015

What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

    (Note from GGS: We get a lot of questions at Girls Gone Strong regarding exercise addiction and dependence. “How do I know if I’m addicted to exercise?” “Why do I feel so guilty if I miss a training session?” “I HATE rest days! Do I have to take them?”   This is a […]

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Karen Smith
Dec
26
2014

4 Kettlebell Deadlift Variations You Should Be Doing

    Are you looking for a single exercise that can help you:   • get stronger • gain muscle • burn tons of calories • improve your athletic performance • help reduce your risk of injury     Then look no further than a (properly performed) Deadlift.     The Deadlift is one of […]

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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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Nov
11
2014

Strength Training: For The Body, Mind, And Soul

  Strength.   It comes in many different forms and has many different meanings, but it’s a word that resonates with almost everyone.   At Girls Gone Strong, we talk a lot about physical strength, but we also make sure to emphasize the importance of mental strength, emotional strength, and strength of character as well, […]

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Oct
17
2014

Secrets To Mastering The Deadlift: Part 2

  If you’ve read Part 1 of our Mastering The Deadlift series, you already know the importance of including Deadlifts in your training program. They are a staple exercise regardless of whether your goal is to get stronger, leaner, more muscular, more athletic, or simply improve your overall health.     That said, learning how […]

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Karen Smith
Oct
13
2014

Kettlebell Training: Handle with Care

    The Kettlebell is a tremendous training tool, but must be handled with particular care.   You may be asking, “Wait what? Why?” but just stay with me for a moment.   If you learn to handle the Kettlebell with proper form and technique from pick up to set down, for each exercise, then […]

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