Browsing articles in "Strength Training"

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Feb
28
2014

Top 5 Exercises For A Killer Back

If you’ve been in the gym any length of time, you know that people looooove bench pressing.  In fact, anytime a guy finds out that you’re “into lifting” he probably asks, “Oh yeah?  So how much ya’ bench?” Sigh. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the bench press, there’s just something so cool and sexy [...]

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GGS
Jan
29
2014

The 3 Best Upper Body Strength Training Exercises for Pregnancy

(Note from GGS:  This is an awesome article from our friend Jessie Mundell.  Jessie specializes in pre and postnatal training, and has helped dozens of women stay strong and healthy throughout their pregnancy.  The best part about this article?  It applies to ladies who are NOT expecting as well.  Yes, a strong upper back is [...]

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Jan
10
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Inverted Row

Inverted row. Inverted pull-up. Horizontal pull-up. Fat man row. Ring row. The exercise has many names, but  honestly?  We don’t care what you’re calling it, as long as you’re doing it. So what is so great about the inverted row?  We are so glad you asked! Unfortunately many of us spend more time training the [...]

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GGS
Dec
19
2013

Core + Floor Training In Pregnancy: The Best Exercises For All Three Trimesters

You’re in the gym, lifting weights, staying active, and feeling fab as you move through your pregnancy. That’s great news!  Now… a couple of questions: Are you doing any specific core training? Do you know what exercises are best? Staying away from the diastasis-dreaded crunches and sit-ups? Core training can be a confusing thing to [...]

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GGS
Dec
13
2013

Exercising and Pregnancy: How to Plan Your Strength Training Workouts

In part one of this series, we concluded that exercise and strength training in pregnancy is a fantastic thing for you and your growing baby (with doctor’s clearance for exercise). Strength training will support your changing body, boost your energy, and have a variety of benefits for baby. For me, women lifting weights in pregnancy [...]

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GGS
Dec
10
2013

5 Myths of Pregnancy and Strength Training

(Note from GGS: We have a very special treat for you today.  Trainer and Coach Jessie Mundell is going to be dispelling 5 major myths surrounding pregnancy and strength training.  Jessie specializes in working with pre and postnatal clients, and she wants to provide you with the best information so that you and your baby [...]

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Nov
13
2013

Exercise Spotlight: Skater Squat

What this works: (i.e. primary muscle groups involved)  Glutes, Quads, Core    Why I like it: Because this exercise is so challenging, you really don’t need much else than your body to perform it. This makes it great for travel workouts and home workouts. Once you’ve mastered the movement, there are a variety of ways to [...]

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Oct
15
2013

Exercises We Love To Hate: Band Supported Leg Lowering

Band Supported Leg Lowering is probably in the top 3 most hated exercises by all of my clients.  These Sneaky McSneakersons look easy when in fact, they are quite brutal… if done correctly. Let me repeat that. These are brutal. If.  Done.  Correctly. So what is so great about Band Supported Leg Lowering?  I am [...]

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Sep
3
2013

3 Pressing Movements You Haven’t Tried

At Girls Gone Strong, we understand the importance of the basics.  Everyone should squat, hinge, push, pull, and integrate single leg or split stance movements and core training at the level that’s appropriate for their abilities. That being said, occasionally it’s fun to spice things up a bit and try new variations of “vanilla” exercises. [...]

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Aug
17
2013

The Deadlift: Your Most Powerful Weapon In Your Lifting Arsenal

  What is a deadlift? It’s not a fad or a trend of the fitness industry, the deadlift is one of the most primitive, fundamental, full body exercises you can do. With zero momentum involved, you simply bend at the hips, sit your arse back, pick a dead weight up off the floor and put it [...]

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