Browsing articles in "Strength Training"

Aug
25
2015

Olympic Weightlifting — How To Do A Barbell Snatch

  Olympic weightlifting—snatches, cleans, and jerks—is enjoying a recent surge in popularity, and I am so excited!   As a guest author, I’m happy to share this incredible sport with the Girls Gone Strong community. I’ll be contributing a series of articles about Olympic weightlifting, in which I’ll help you understand each lift, and show you […]

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Aug
20
2015

5 Awesome Glute Exercises You Aren’t Doing…YET

  When it comes to exercise, all of us at Girls Gone Strong are advocates of the Minimum Effective Dose. We want to give you the biggest bang for your workout buck, and big movements such as squats, deadlifts, lunges, and all of their glorious variations are always top priority when it comes to lower […]

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Aug
11
2015

15 Minute Full Body Kettlebell Workout

  Kettlebell workouts are super effective and versatile. In fact, there is so much you can do with just one kettlebell, that simply by having one at home you’ll increase your exercise consistency and ensure you get in workouts even when you can’t get to the gym.   This workout takes only 15 minutes and uses just […]

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Aug
4
2015

What To Do When The “Right Technique” Doesn’t Feel Right

  You know how no two snowflakes are alike? If you think about how complex we are compared to snowflakes, it should come as no surprise that no two people are alike either. I’m guessing you’re nodding your head in agreement as you think about your friends and co-workers. We definitely all look different. Have […]

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Karen Smith
Jul
24
2015

How To Do A Push-up

  We’re women on the move. We’ve got a lot of stuff to do: jobs to work, families to care for, lives to live. Sometimes some (or maybe all) of these seem to get in the way of our goals and our “Me” time. For many of us, the “Me” time that seems to get […]

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Karen Smith
Jun
26
2015

Are You Ready for Overhead Pressing?

  Most people are mentally ready, and love the feeling of hoisting something heavy over their head. However, some are not yet physically ready.     It’s no secret that most people don’t move as much as they should. Extended periods of time sitting in front of a computer, hunching over a smartphone screen, or […]

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Jun
5
2015

One Weird Trick to Take Your Training to the Next Level

“One weird trick to lose stubborn belly fat!” You’ve all seen these ads pop up, annoyingly while reading an article or scrolling through your social media feeds, promising to hold the secret to getting lean or upping your credit score.  These ads, we know, are a scam.     Fat loss, if you want it, […]

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Jun
2
2015

Does Lifting Heavy Make You Bulky? Find Out The Truth Here

  “I don’t want to get big and bulky. I just want to tone the muscle I already have.” — Molly Galbraith, circa 2002   Yes, those words have actually come out of my own mouth, in complete and utter seriousness.   I remember saying them to my former high school teacher who saw me […]

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Karen Smith
May
26
2015

6 Ways To Develop Your Grip Strength for Better Results

  I recently came across a website called The Art of Manliness, and one of the articles I read was about grip strength. This should not come as a surprise, as most of us probably assume men train their grip strength to have stronger hands and forearms.   The article noted that while the hands […]

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Karen Smith
Apr
28
2015

Squat: It Does A Body (And A Booty) Good

  On numerous occasions my students and clients have walked into the Lululemon store in the town where I used to live, and they’ve immediately been asked, “where do you train?”   When they would answer, “Kettlebell Elite,” (the gym I owned at that time), the women would always respond with, “All of the women […]

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