Sep
30
2014

Women’s Fitness Summit 2014: A Recap Of The Best Weekend Ever

  Wow. What a weekend.     For those of you who don’t know, the first annual Women’s Fitness Summit was held in Kansas City, Missouri this past weekend and it was incredible. A few months ago we decided that we wanted to partner with the Women’s Fitness Summit to help put make this event [...]

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Sep
26
2014

How to (Truly) Change Your Habits

    Be honest. What habits are keeping you from what you really WANT?   Identifying behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts – in detail – is a key step to making real change. Change efforts fail because you don’t realize that you have to be more clear on why you do what you do and [...]

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Sep
23
2014

You Can’t Be ‘On’ All the Time: The Importance of Annual Training Cycles

  I slept for 10 hours last night. Ten hours straight.   The two nights prior? Nine hours.   No, I’m not depressed, nor am I taking sleep aids. My body actually needs that much sleep right now. I go to bed when I’m tired, which is usually around 10-11pm, and then I sleep until [...]

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Sep
19
2014

GGS Spotlight: Adriene Jameson

(Note from Girls Gone Strong: We were first introduced to Adriene when she contacted us near the beginning of the year for advice about how to structure her training before and after major surgery.   

She was going to be donating a kidney to her Mother.   You can read Advisory Board Member and Physical [...]

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Sep
16
2014

Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet – Part 2

    In the last article, we talked about everything from training to finding a coach to packing for the day’s events. And I know what you’re thinking…   I’m still scared. I can’t do this. I’m going to fail. I’m going to get last place.   Stop right there. The very important step 1 [...]

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Susan Kleiner
Sep
12
2014

The 3 Biggest Myths About Fat-Burning For Active Women

  I am really angry. I have spent my entire career firmly planted in the field of sports nutrition, where the goals are performance-based.   In sports nutrition, weight-loss is an outcome of enhancing physical performance, not a goal unto itself. (Note from GGS: If you’re looking for the perfect program to enhance your physical [...]

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Jesse Mundell
Sep
10
2014

5 Best Exercises To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

Preparing your body for pregnancy, prior to, or while trying to conceive (TTC), will be extremely beneficial for not only you, but your future babe, as well. Developing healthy habits before you conceive can help to:   Increase the likelihood of you continuing on with those habits through pregnancy (and perhaps these habits will rub [...]

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Sep
5
2014

Ask Ann: Why Do My Knees Pop And Crack?

“Hi Ann!   I have a question for you.  When I squat or do any other knee-dominant movement like a split squat, my knees crack a ton.  It doesn’t normally hurt, although sometimes they are a little sore a day or two later.  Is this something I should be concerned about?  Thank you so much!” [...]

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Sep
2
2014

Molly Galbraith’s Spotlight: A Woman’s Worth

    As Girls Gone Strong passes our 3rd anniversary, I can’t help but reflect a bit, not just on the origins of Girls Gone Strong, but on my own story as well, and why being part of Girls Gone Strong means so much to me.   My story is not just one of a [...]

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Aug
30
2014

Advisory Board Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Kalanick Larson

  Name: Brooke Kalanick   Age: 39   Location: New York City   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being comfortable with my strength and power in the gym, in my emotions, in how I affect the people in my life (particularly my family and my patients.) I’ve historically been scared [...]

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