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Mar
13
2014

Some Assembly Required: Creating Crafty Conditioning Workouts

  There is a weightless sled in the corner of my gym. It is yellow, which is my favorite color…usually. Unlike most pieces of weight-training equipment, resistance is never added to this one. The reason why: The bottom is coated with rubber, and we have all rubber flooring in our facility. Operationally, this sticky-on-sticky combination [...]

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GGS
Mar
11
2014

Menstrual Matters (Part 2): Personalizing A Program Based On Your Schedule

In the previous article, Menstrual Matters (Part 1), I covered some things to consider when it comes to your training and the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Here we will take a quick look at what might be experienced in each phase of the cycle along with a few tips on how to account [...]

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GGS
Mar
7
2014

GGS Spotlight: Lindsay Somerset

    Name: Lindsay Somerset Age: 30 Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada What does being a GGS mean to you? A Girl Gone Strong to me is someone is someone who is not afraid to go after their goals (regardless of whether their goal is to enter a powerlifting competition, do a figure competition, run a [...]

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GGS
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
Feb
25
2014

Menstrual Matters: How Your Cycle May Affect Your Training

(Note from GGS:  Today we have Part 1 in a series from Jonathon Mummert about the menstrual cycle and how it affects your training.  We get a lot of questions about this, so we know you will enjoy it!) The menstrual cycle has been blamed for everything from uncontrollable chocolate cravings to shoplifting. PMS has [...]

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GGS
Feb
21
2014

Ask Ann: How Can I Train After Major Surgery?

(Note from Ann Wendel:  I’m thrilled to contribute a monthly Q&A for GGS. Each month I’ll be taking one of your questions and answering it here. I hope to provide information that will be helpful in reducing the risk of injury and directing readers to resources for the treatment of any injuries sustained through training). [...]

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GGS
Feb
18
2014

Digestion: Why Am I Still So Bloated?

(Addendum: Many of you asked why Dr. Teta didn’t mention food sensitivity and allergy issues in the article below, so we wanted to attach a previous article where she did address those issues.  You can find it here.)   It is the rare lady that has never experienced bloating in her life – indeed they [...]

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GGS
Feb
14
2014

GGS Spotlight: Kamila Larripa

  Name: Kamila Larripa Age: 34 Location: Arcata, CA What does being a GGS mean to you? Lifting heavy of course, but also being resilient and graceful in life.   How long have you been training? Athletics since I was a kid, lifting heavy with my dad since high school. He helped me develop a [...]

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Feb
12
2014

Estrogen Dominance: Is It Always Bad? Part 2

In Part 1  of this article, we discussed what exactly estrogen dominance means and how it can happen.  In Part 2, I will touch on how it can affect body fat levels, indicators that you might have it, and what to do about it. So how does can estrogen dominance make us fatter?  Estrogen, while it [...]

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Feb
11
2014

Estrogen Dominance: Is It Always Bad? Part 1

“Estrogen dominance” is a phrase that’s you’ve probably heard a lot lately in regards to fat loss.  While it’s true that too much estrogen causes trouble for fat loss – as well as estrogen related cancers (i.e. breast, uterine, etc) – it’s an essential hormone for fat loss as well.  Confusing, huh? What’s even more [...]

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