Nov
14
2014

Complexes: A Killer Way To Torch Calories

My last several of weeks have been packed full of amazing things. There was the Women’s Fitness Summit in Kansas City, then packing up and heading to Salt Lake City where I will stay for the remainder of the year.   I landed in Utah, and spent exactly 24 hours there before I turned around and […]

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Nov
11
2014

Strength Training: For The Body, Mind, And Soul

  Strength.   It comes in many different forms and has many different meanings, but it’s a word that resonates with almost everyone.   At Girls Gone Strong, we talk a lot about physical strength, but we also make sure to emphasize the importance of mental strength, emotional strength, and strength of character as well, […]

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Nov
7
2014

GGS Spotlight: Lori Lindsey

      Name: Lori Lindsey   Age: 34   Location: Washington DC   What does being a GGS mean to you?  When I think of GGS the first thing that comes to mind is  confidence. Women who are physically and mentally strong and have gained confidence from lifting  weights.   How long have you […]

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Nov
4
2014

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned that your diet can be modified to help you combat digestive complaints including constipation, excess (embarrassing) gas and diarrhea.   None of these symptoms are anything to laugh at, because for some people, they can cause them much pain, discomfort and extreme frustration. Instead of just excess […]

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Oct
30
2014

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly – Part 1

      No woman likes to be bloated – it’s uncomfortable, embarrassing, and no fun for anyone. And, often what accompanies the bloat is a scent we’re not too proud of.   You know what I’m talking about: Breaking wind Cutting the cheese Being a Tooty pants (my daughter’s favorite…ha!)   Regardless of what […]

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Oct
28
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Autoimmune Illness

Hi Ann, I have been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, and muscle soreness since my diagnosis with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis last year. I know that you have personal experience with this – can you give me any tips for trying to exercise without causing a flare of my symptoms?   As someone who has struggled with […]

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Oct
24
2014

GGS Spotlight: Krystal Cantu

    Name:   Krystal Cantu   Age:   25   Location:   San Antonio, Texas   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?   Girl gone strong, to me, is a woman who finally realized that she was wonder woman all along. A woman who looked past what she read in magazines or saw on […]

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Jesse Mundell
Oct
21
2014

How To Do A Kegel The Right Way

“Do your kegels!”   WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?   If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely been told to do your kegels. But, how are you supposed to actually do your kegels?   It can be a bit tough to wrap your brain, and your body, around what a kegel is […]

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Oct
17
2014

Secrets To Mastering The Deadlift: Part 2

  If you’ve read Part 1 of our Mastering The Deadlift series, you already know the importance of including Deadlifts in your training program. They are a staple exercise regardless of whether your goal is to get stronger, leaner, more muscular, more athletic, or simply improve your overall health.     That said, learning how […]

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Karen Smith
Oct
13
2014

Kettlebell Training: Handle with Care

    The Kettlebell is a tremendous training tool, but must be handled with particular care.   You may be asking, “Wait what? Why?” but just stay with me for a moment.   If you learn to handle the Kettlebell with proper form and technique from pick up to set down, for each exercise, then […]

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