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Articles: Strength Training

How to Perform A Barbell Clean

This is the second installment in my Olympic lifting series for Girls Gone Strong and builds on some of the information from my first article on the snatch. The clean, much like the snatch, is one of the best training options available for developing strength and power. It requires a little less speed but more […]

7 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Runners, like most athletes, are a particularly dedicated bunch who prioritize getting stronger and staying injury-free. Sure, sometimes they look at me and say, “You want me to do what?” — but they are usually up for anything in our training sessions, especially if it will help safeguard them against injury and allow them to […]

Training Doesn’t Have To (And Shouldn’t) Be Miserable

Fact: I haven’t been to the gym in four weeks. I simply haven’t felt like it. Sometimes the gym really appeals to me, and other times it doesn’t. However, just because I haven’t been to the gym doesn’t mean I’ve stopped exercising; far from it. I understand and value the importance of exercise and resistance […]

How to Fit in Your Workout as a Busy Mom

Mothers are the lifeblood of most families. Whether you’re a work-at-home or work-away-from-home mom, you’re busy! To say that fitting in some exercise between doctor appointments, runny noses, homework, soccer practice and 15 loads of laundry is challenging would be a massive understatement. After eight years as a parent I’ve finally figured out that I […]

5 Best Bodyweight Butt-Building Exercises

While there’s certainly a lot to love about heavy lifting, there are times when going heavy (or lifting any weights at all) might not be possible: You’re traveling and there’s limited equipment at the hotel gym, or you can’t even get to a gym for a workout. You’re on a restricted training program while you […]

4 Single-Leg Exercises You Definitely Haven’t Tried

If you’re looking to improve your overall performance, health, or aesthetics, single-leg exercises should be a key component of your workout program. Single-leg training delivers some pretty amazing benefits including: Glutes, glutes, glutes! We often hear that glutes are a product of squats and deadlifts, but really, single-leg exercises play a key role in helping […]

How To Train If You’re Dealing with Stress, Cortisol, or Adrenal Issues

“Just listen to your body!” We say it (and hear it!) all the time, but how do you actually do that? How do you listen to your body? Teaching women how to listen to what their own hormones are saying is at the heart of the work I do. If we can start listening, this […]

Five Unexpected Side Effects of My Love Affair With Iron

It’s been ten years since I began my love affair with iron, and I find myself looking back on our affair, reminiscing about how much I’ve grown and the lessons I’ve learned. As with all love affairs, we’ve had our ups and downs. There have been times when I hated the iron, and times when […]

How Women Can Nail One-Arm Push-ups

I can’t tell you how often I hear women say they can’t do push-ups. What’s more, I continue to see trainers instructing female clients to perform “girly” push-ups, with their knees on the floor. “Girly” push-ups. This term gets me heated, ladies. For many, this modification, actually limits or delays progress and strength gains—and to […]

How To Add Gymnastics to Your Workout Program

Gymnasts have long been darlings of the Olympics. They captivate us with the power, grace, precision, strength, awareness and body control that define their performances and their sport—making the most difficult moves look effortless, all while wearing a smile! We’re riveted by Cirque du Soleil performers and American Ninja Warrior competitors for the same reasons. These […]

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