Nov
13
2015

The TRUTH About How Much Protein You Really Need

  As a smart woman interested in health and fitness, you’ve probably heard more than once that you should eat plenty of foods high protein, such as tuna, beef, and chicken. These foods are touted to help you build and maintain muscle, which will boost your metabolism and help you get stronger, so you can […]

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Karen Smith
Nov
9
2015

3 Unconventional Kettlebell Core Exercises

  The fitness industry is constantly evolving. New tools and training methods pop up at your neighborhood gym, on TV, and in magazines on a regular basis. Are they always new, though? You’d be surprised!     Many of these tools are touted as the latest-and-greatest, guaranteed to get you better and faster results than […]

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Jaya Dixit
Nov
6
2015

6 Ways To Avoid Falling Into The Social Media Trap

  It’s hard to deny that for many of us, perusing and posting images on social media is part of our daily routine. When it comes to your fitness lifestyle, what draws you to this medium? Desire for expression? Connection? Affirmation? Motivation? Curiosity?     Do someone’s pictures motivate you to take their fitness or nutrition advice […]

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Nov
3
2015

Why You’re Not Making Progress And What You Can Do About It

  I was 9 years old the first time I heard the word “plateau.”   I had been competing in gymnastics for 2 years, practicing no less than 9 hours a week, and hadn’t achieved any new tricks for months.  I was feeling frustrated and wanted to quit.  Luckily, my Mom talked me out of […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Nov
1
2015

GGS Spotlight: Abby Clark

    Name: Abby Clark Age: 30 Location: Westport, Connecticut – Rebar Fitness   What does being a GGS mean to you? Being a GGS means unleashing your feminine, fierce, nurturing, sensual, and untamed goddess within to become a powerful, confident, and strong woman who’s completely unapologetic for her strengths. You are at peace with […]

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Jessie Mundell
Oct
30
2015

How Do I Know If I Have Diastasis Recti?

  Diastasis Recti is the abdominal separation that commonly occurs in pregnancy.   It’s thought that perhaps many, if not all women experience some degree of abdominal separation and expansion of the abdominal wall in pregnancy because of the growing baby. It just makes sense that this would need to happen! Diastasis recti is actually […]

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Oct
27
2015

Ask Ann: Joint Hypermobility

  Hi Ann, I’m reaching out because I have recently begun to notice more and more joint pain, especially in my knees. I have always been “double jointed” and very flexible. I can hyper-extend my knees and elbows, and my spine is very flexible, too, so I’m wondering if these things may be related? Do […]

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Oct
22
2015

Raising A Conscientious Boy

  TRIGGER WARNING: this article involves the author discussing her sexual assault.   Women come in all shapes and sizes. We are tall and short, stout and slender, slight and muscular. We all have value, and we all have strength. What we might not always consider is that like us, strength comes in various forms, […]

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Oct
20
2015

Why You’re Training Hard And Not Seeing Results

  There was a time in my life, years ago, when I was an ambassador for that foolish ‘More is better’ approach to exercise. I was teaching Spin at 6 a.m., yoga at 7 a.m., running on my lunch break, lifting weights at 5:30 p.m., and then icing it all off with a 90-minute kickboxing […]

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Girls Gone Strong
Oct
18
2015

GGS Spotlight: Nancy Harris

    Name:   Nancy Harris Age: 58 Location: Riverside, CA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Not fearing having strength and muscles. Being strong of character, body, mind, and soul. Not adhering to the norm. Ignoring the naysayers.   How long have you been training? On and off since 1972. […]

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