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Apr
23
2014

Is Your Training Program Preventing You From Seeing Results?

Over the last 9 months, we have been working on something very exciting — a comprehensive training and nutrition resource for women: The Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training. It will be available next week, and we are SO excited to share it with you! As a little precursor to the release of our program, [...]

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Apr
18
2014

Exercise Spotlight: Single Leg Deadlift

  Why the Single Leg Deadlift is referred to as the non-surgical butt lift… The single leg deadlift should be in every strong girl’s training arsenal (and in every strong male’s for that matter). This exercise is unique in that it allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of learning how to stabilize on one [...]

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GGS
Apr
15
2014

Jumping the Shark on Leaky Gut

The mainstream is always 10-20 years behind the cutting edge. Researchers are gleaning facts today that sadly won’t trickle down to doctors, clinical practice, and patients for years to come. Just because something isn’t mainstream, however, doesn’t mean that evidence is lacking and that treatment options are not available. Consider how long it took conventional [...]

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Apr
11
2014

GGS Spotlight: Shelly Cannon

  Name:  Shelly Cannon Age: 34 Location:  Daytona Beach, FL What does being a GGS mean to you?  It means acting as a positive role model and inspiring women to challenge themselves and not be afraid to break stereotypes. How long have you been training?  Seriously training about 4 years. Favorite Lift:  Deadlift Most memorable PR: [...]

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Apr
8
2014

The Original Girl Gone Strong Part 2 – Relna Brewer Mcrae

  Abby Eville, later known as Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, was one of the original Girls Gone Strong, as we discussed in Part 1 of this series. While no women’s physique star was as quite famous as Pudgy because of her popularity in Strength and Health; Relna Brewer Mcrae gave her a good run for her [...]

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Apr
4
2014

Why Motivation Is Overrated

  Motivation is a funny creature. Some days you’re on fire, smashing every single thing you wanted to achieve for the day. Other times it’s all you can do not to just lie down on the floor and stay there. Something most of us have missed is that motivation is an emotion. We’re well acquainted [...]

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Apr
1
2014

The 3 Best Lower Body Strength Training Exercises in Pregnancy

Building and maintaining a strong lower body is important for many reasons during pregnancy, namely the fact that it will help support your pelvis and spine through your daily activities as your body weight increases. Climbing the stairs, walking to work, or chasing a toddler around requires a fit and stable mama-to-be. However, there’s more [...]

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Mar
28
2014

GGS Spotlight: Joy Victoria

    Name: Joy Victoria  Age: 29 Location: Toronto, Canada What does being a GGS mean to you?  Well, I originally got into working out as a young teen to “be healthy”. Over the years I started to get injured over and over. Specifically my knees. I am very hypermobile, so running, kickboxing, lunging, soccer [...]

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Mar
25
2014

Ask Ann: How Should I Treat My Sore and Tight Hip Flexor?

(In this month’s Ask Ann Column, we had a reader write in about hip flexor soreness/tightness. Because of the nature of this question, Ann’s reply uses a lot of anatomy terms, but at the end, she gives a wonderful summary of what to do, and not do, for this type of issue.  Read what Ann has [...]

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Mar
21
2014

Strength Training For Fat Loss

Strength training for fat loss?  Say whaaaat? Yes, it’s true.  Strength training is one of the absolute best ways to promote body fat loss when programmed correctly and coupled with an intelligent nutrition program. So what does that program look like?  There are 3 main components: 1. Pure Strength Training (3 days/week) This part of [...]

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