Karen Smith
Apr
28
2015

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

(Note from GGS: Before we get any hate mail, yes, we LOVE Hip Thrusts for building a bigger and better booty as well, and plan to have an article about them very soon! Stay tuned! )   On numerous occasions my students and clients have walked into the Lululemon store in the town where I […]

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Apr
24
2015

How I Gave Up My Tupperware And Got My Life Back

  (Note from GGS: At Girls Gone Strong, we are huge fans of autonomy. We want women to do exactly what makes them feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled. If eating a super strict diet and always following a meal plan is something you enjoy, then by all means, go ahead. However, if you’re someone who […]

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Apr
21
2015

What We CAN Do About the Objectification and Sexualization of Women in Fitness

  Note from GGS: We asked Erin to write on this subject in response to a disturbing trend we’ve noticed regarding reactions to the sexualization and/or objectification of women—particularly in fitness, but really, in the media overall. So often, people are quick to call the woman in a photo a whore and make assumptions about […]

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Apr
17
2015

Seriously, What Thyroid Tests Do I Really Need?

    Before we dive into the answer to that question, please understand two things:   1. Lab Ranges Getting the tests done is the first step. Utilizing the information is the next step. Different doctors use different ranges. A general practitioner (GP) may say, “This all looks normal.” Yet, a functional medicine doctor (FM) […]

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Apr
14
2015

Ask Ann: Do Deep Squats Cause Knee Pain?

  Hi Ann, I’ve been working on squatting to full depth for a while, but my friend just told me that deep squats are bad for my knees. Can you address this issue? I don’t want to damage my knees with my training! Thanks, Lydia     Hi Lydia,   Thanks for your question! I […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Apr
12
2015

GGS Spotlight: The Olympic Lifting BarBelles

    Names:   Wendy, Lacey, Emilee, Jess, Kim   Ages: 32, 33, 29, 27, 41   Location: Madison, WI   Tell us a little more about your group? Are you a club? A business? A group of like-minded women? We’re a group of women who love the sport of Olympic Weightlifting almost as much as […]

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Apr
10
2015

Why Do I Have Cellulite?

  Let’s talk about cellulite.   But first, a note from GGS: Yes, this article is about cellulite, what it is, why we have it, and what (if anything) we can do about it. But before we dive into all of this information, we feel that it’s incredibly important to point out that cellulite is […]

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Apr
7
2015

My Switch to Strength: The Tale of a Former Cardio Queen

    Let’s see… two pairs of tights, two pairs of shorts, four tank tops…   I was doing a mental check-list as I packed my workout bag for the day. Yes, I was packing four changes of workout clothes for one day.   I wasn’t heading off to compete in a triathlon, or do […]

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Karen Smith
Apr
3
2015

Core Training With Kettlebells

  What is your “CORE”?   As a trainer for over 15 years, I cannot count the times I have been asked about “core” or “ab” exercises. I hear comments and questions like the following over and over.   “I want a six-pack!” “What ab exercises should I do?” “Can you help me lose my […]

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Mar
31
2015

The Fat Loss Nutrient You’re Forgetting

  You’ve probably heard about fat burning boosts from supplements like green tea extract and coleus.  And there’s been many a blog written on the metabolic bonuses from fish oils and vitamin D, but the unsexy one that doesn’t get talked about enough, (or at all, really) is oxygen.   Of course, if you are […]

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