Browsing articles in "Strength Training"

Dec
29
2015

5 Biggest Training Mistakes Women Make

  For over a decade I’ve interacted with thousands of women – at the gym I co-founded, through the internet, and through our online coaching program – and you know what I’ve found?   Most women who are looking for training advice want five things. They want to: look good feel good be healthy be […]

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Karen Smith
Dec
8
2015

This Exercise Can Save Your Life — Seriously!

  There’s no denying that the Turkish Get-Up (TGU) sure looks cool — and when you do it, you definitely feel like a total bad-ass. But did you know it can actually save your life, too?   It’s true! More than just a self-esteem booster, the TGU is one of the most versatile skills you […]

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Nov
20
2015

How To Hip Thrust For A Big, Strong, Powerful Booty

  Hip Thrusts are quickly gaining popularity in gyms around the country (thanks to our buddy Bret Contreras), and with good reason. The Hip Thrust and its variations are great for: Improving glute strength Increasing glute size Improving aesthetics of glutes (higher, rounder, firmer) Improving performance in athletics Improving performance in the weight room Reducing […]

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Karen Smith
Nov
9
2015

3 Unconventional Kettlebell Core Exercises

  The fitness industry is constantly evolving. New tools and training methods pop up at your neighborhood gym, on TV, and in magazines on a regular basis. Are they always new, though? You’d be surprised!     Many of these tools are touted as the latest-and-greatest, guaranteed to get you better and faster results than […]

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Oct
20
2015

Why You’re Training Hard And Not Seeing Results

  There was a time in my life, years ago, when I was an ambassador for that foolish ‘More is better’ approach to exercise. I was teaching Spin at 6 a.m., yoga at 7 a.m., running on my lunch break, lifting weights at 5:30 p.m., and then icing it all off with a 90-minute kickboxing […]

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Karen Smith
Oct
9
2015

3 Best Exercises For A Stronger Pull-Up

    It’s great to see the shift in the way women are seeing and thinking about pull-ups. The myth that pull-ups are for men and that women can’t do them has been kept alive for far too long. As 1 of 10 women to successfully complete the Iron Maiden Challenge, women often ask me […]

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Sep
4
2015

How Much Cardio vs. Strength Training Should I Do?

  Is it OK to do cardio? How much should I do? What types are best? Do I do it before or after I strength train?   We receive these questions on a daily basis from many of you in the Girls Gone Strong community, and we want to help you find the right balance […]

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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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