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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Fitness Polly
Oct
11
2014

Dealing With Bulimia – Polly’s Story – Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed a bit about my personal battle with bulimia.  In Part 2, I’m going to be discussing the do’s and don’ts of communicating with someone with an eating disorder.     What NOT to do     Although some of the following may sound obvious, I […]

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Fitness Polly
Oct
10
2014

Dealing With Bulimia: Polly’s Story – Part 1

  These days it seems like almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by eating disorders in one way or another.   Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a client. The reality is, whoever it is, it can be a tough topic to approach. For both parties.   But, what […]

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Oct
7
2014

The 6-Step Process To Changing Any Habit

  If you’re interested in learning how to truly change a habit, we highly recommend reading through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series from Dr. Brooke, here and here.   If you’re not satisfied with your weight and your body, I’d be willing to bet that you are pretty excited when a new diet […]

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GGS
Oct
3
2014

GGS Spotlight: Amy Harski

    Name:   Amy Harski   Age:  29 (30 by the time this goes up!)   Location:  San Diego   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  To me, being a Girl Gone Strong means that I don’t live my life by anyone else’s standards. I choose what I do because I […]

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Sep
30
2014

Women’s Fitness Summit 2014: A Recap Of The Best Weekend Ever

  Wow. What a weekend.     For those of you who don’t know, the first annual Women’s Fitness Summit was held in Kansas City, Missouri this past weekend and it was incredible. A few months ago we decided that we wanted to partner with the Women’s Fitness Summit to help put make this event […]

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Sep
26
2014

How to (Truly) Change Your Habits

    Be honest. What habits are keeping you from what you really WANT?   Identifying behaviors that are sabotaging your efforts – in detail – is a key step to making real change. Change efforts fail because you don’t realize that you have to be more clear on why you do what you do and […]

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Sep
23
2014

You Can’t Be ‘On’ All the Time: The Importance of Annual Training Cycles

  I slept for 10 hours last night. Ten hours straight.   The two nights prior? Nine hours.   No, I’m not depressed, nor am I taking sleep aids. My body actually needs that much sleep right now. I go to bed when I’m tired, which is usually around 10-11pm, and then I sleep until […]

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Sep
19
2014

GGS Spotlight: Adriene Jameson

(Note from Girls Gone Strong: We were first introduced to Adriene when she contacted us near the beginning of the year for advice about how to structure her training before and after major surgery.   

She was going to be donating a kidney to her Mother.   You can read Advisory Board Member and Physical […]

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