GGS
Aug
5
2014

Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 1

  “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.” As soon as I walk through those gymnasium doors, they are all going to know I’m the newbie. They are going to be watching me. They are going to know that I have no idea what I’m doing. They [...]

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GGS
Jul
29
2014

The Secret Ingredient For Maximum Results

One of the best parts of having kids is that it’s a built in “excuse” to watch animated films. I can often be found at the movie theatre for the opening weekend of whatever new Disney-Pixar or DreamWorks masterpiece is out, and I am an unabashed lover of How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek. [...]

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Jul
25
2014

Been There, Ate That: Experimenting With Different Nutrition Protocols

**Disclaimer: any personal experience that I have with certain diet and/or nutrition protocols is just that – my own personal experience.  My age, height, weight, body fat, hormones, health markers, training, sleep schedule, and chronic stress levels are all completely unique. In sum, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best [...]

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Jul
22
2014

Ask Ann: Why Am I Having Sharp Shoulder Pain?

Hey, Ann! Thanks in advance for your help with this. I’ve been lifting for about 3 years now, and I’m starting to get some sharp pain in my right shoulder. It happens sometimes (about half the time) when I do things like push-ups or dumbbell bench press, but it gets really bad when I do [...]

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GGS
Jul
18
2014

GGS Spotlight: Emily Ledford

    Name:  Emily Ledford Age: 33 Location: Purcellville, VA What does being a GGS mean to you? GGS has been so inspirational in my training. Being a GGS means having confidence not only in my physical ability but watching that confidence spill into every area of my life. It feels great to be stronger [...]

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GGS
Jul
15
2014

Why “Comply Or Die” Doesn’t Work For Fat Loss

Why “Comply or Die” Is a Terrible Approach to Fat Loss + 3 Strategies to Increase Willpower   When I first started personal training and teaching fitness classes in 1999, it initially surprised me that all my clients would also ask me about nutrition: “Can I tell you what I eat and you can tell [...]

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Jesse Mundell
Jul
11
2014

Returning To Exercise After A C-Section

I’ll be honest. Talking about C-sections makes me kind of angry. Not at all because of the C-section itself (thanks, doc!), but because of the atrocious lack of education and resources for women post-surgery. If you’re lucky, you might be told not to lift anything, not to drive, and not to exercise for 6 weeks. [...]

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Jul
8
2014

Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes

Motivation Is Out, Mindfulness Is In – Why Motivation Doesn’t Make Lasting Changes Get off autopilot if you want a chance at change. Recently, my good friend and Girls Gone Strong Co-Founder Molly Galbraith had a great post on her Facebook page suggesting we pick one habit that will yield big results and change it. [...]

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GGS
Jul
4
2014

GGS Spotlight: Ashley Olson

  Name: Ashley Olson Age: 25 Location: Punta Gorda, Florida What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? Being healthy, having plenty of self-love, and waking up excited, thankful, and content every day. It’s all about feeling great! How long have you been training? I grew up swimming, running, and playing tennis. I [...]

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GGS
Jul
1
2014

3 Refreshing Summer Dessert Recipes in 5 Minutes or Less

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and if you’re looking for something special to make for your celebration, we  have just the thing. In our 5 Tips For Navigating Nutrition Pitfalls This Summer article that we wrote last week, we suggested that if you’re attending a big party, it’s always a good [...]

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