Browsing articles in "Strength Training"

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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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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Sep
16
2014

Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet – Part 2

    In the last article, we talked about everything from training to finding a coach to packing for the day’s events. And I know what you’re thinking…   I’m still scared. I can’t do this. I’m going to fail. I’m going to get last place.   Stop right there. The very important step 1 […]

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GGS
Aug
5
2014

Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 1

  “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.” As soon as I walk through those gymnasium doors, they are all going to know I’m the newbie. They are going to be watching me. They are going to know that I have no idea what I’m doing. They […]

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Jun
3
2014

Adaptation, Not Exhaustion

“Any trainer can make you tired, not any trainer can make you better.”   The above quote is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to helping a person distinguish between a trainer who knows what they’re doing, and a trainer who doesn’t.  You see, many “trainers” are in the business of exhausting their […]

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GGS
May
20
2014

Secrets To Mastering the Deadlift – Part 1

    No matter what you’re goals are with your training, whether you’re interested in losing body fat, gaining muscle, getting stronger, or being more athletic, deadlifts in some form should absolutely be a part of your regimen.  Keep in mind that there are dozens of variations of deadlifts, and it’s important to master the […]

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GGS
Apr
30
2014

Frequently Asked Questions About The Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training

  WOW!  What a wonderful day yesterday was. We are absolutely blown away at the response from you all regarding The Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training  resource.  Check out what some of you had to say: “Got it this am! Tonnes of info! Looks amazing.”  – Alison B.   “I have been strength training in […]

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