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Mar
27
2015

GGS Spotlight Interview: Rachel Steffens

      Name: Rachel F. Steffens, PhD   Age: 35   Location: NW Indiana near Lake Michigan   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? My GGS philosophy means being an advocate and helping others to be happier and healthier. It means fostering and celebrating strength of body, mind, and character […]

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Mar
24
2015

Girls Gone Strong Guide To Grocery Shopping On A Budget

  At GGS, we believe that a diet that emphasizes nutritious whole foods is an important part of building a healthy lifestyle. While we would love to have unlimited resources to buy only the best foods available, the reality is that most of us have a certain budget for grocery shopping. Not to mention, many […]

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Jessie Mundell
Mar
20
2015

How to Work Out After A C-Section

  If you’ve had one or multiple C-sections, or perhaps you have an upcoming scheduled Caesarian, you might be wondering how to safely return to exercise after such a surgery.   You might be wondering what exercises and what type of workouts are most effective to help you feel strong, stable, and more like yourself […]

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Mar
17
2015

4 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other Women

  Remember high school? The social politics were ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t wait to be an adult!   I knew that I would grow up, and all of that “popular kids” vs “nobodies” stuff would go away.   Somehow, though, “grown-up life” ended up feeling like more of the same. […]

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Jessie Mundell
Mar
13
2015

How To Make Labor And Delivery Easier: 5 Tips

  Preparing for labor and delivery is a really interesting topic of discussion.   For first-time moms, or women who are having a vaginal birth for the first time, trying to imagine the sensations that your body will go through in labor is something that is on the top of the mind for most.   I […]

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Karen Smith
Mar
10
2015

How To Do A Kettlebell Snatch

  What is it about the Kettlebell Snatch?   We all know that every time someone says “snatch” there are chuckles around the room or gym, especially if the audience are not other kettlebell lifters.   But in all seriousness, everyone wants to rush to kettlebell snatching because it is an advanced skill and it […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Mar
6
2015

GGS Spotlight: Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)

  Name:Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB) Age: 37 Location: Minneapolis, MN What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, Girls Gone Strong stands for purpose and action. Yes, we derive our physical strength from our hard work in the gym but that strength has a way of bleeding into all areas of […]

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Mar
3
2015

How To Do A Bent Press

  I’m gonna be honest with you: There really aren’t too many movements that I don’t like to do in the gym with any toy I have at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It’s often reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a kettlebell swing!” […]

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Feb
24
2015

Top 5 Nutrition Myths: Busted

    Despite years of research and top-quality science, the world of nutrition is still riddled with flawed thinking.   Most people feel that because they eat, they must be experts in nutrition.   However, it’s not really their fault if their reasoning is wrong. Most people get their nutrition beliefs from the news and […]

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Feb
20
2015

Ask Ann: Why Do My Hips Pop And Snap?

  Hi Ann! Thanks for your article on cracking knees. I have a question about strange popping/snapping sensations in my hip. I have a problem that occurs occasionally with a weird feeling of a tendon or muscle rubbing over my hip joint on one side when I walk or run. It also makes a popping […]

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