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Articles: Strength Training

How to Add Resistance Training to a Routine You Already Love

Are you an avid yogi or runner? Maybe you’re really into Zumba, cycling, rowing or Barre classes. It seems like there are endless options when it comes to fitness, and chances are, you might be interested in adding resistance training to your weekly routine. Resistance training has gained a lot of traction in recent years, […]

What Does “Lifting Heavy” Actually Mean?

It’s been amazing to watch more and more women gain an interest in strength training in recent years, evidenced by all of the “strong is the new skinny” memes. But the truth is, strong isn’t really the new anything; strong has always been strong. It’s just finally gaining more of a female audience! Once frequently […]

How to Bust Through a Strength Plateau

Many women nowadays are focusing on getting stronger, and we are so excited about it! While we honor and respect anything that each person wants to do with their own body, we hold strength training close to our heart. While working towards strength can be really exciting, it can also be a bit frustrating at […]

Get the Most Out of Your Bird Dog

Do you know the bird dog? While, at first glance, this bodyweight exercise may not seem very challenging, its magic is definitely in the quality of the execution! Want to know why and how you should add this exercise to your own repertoire? Read on! What Are the Benefits of the Bird Dog? The bird […]

Is Lifting Safe for Children?

My mother never taught me how to be physically strong. Sure, she showed me what it meant to be mentally strong, emotionally strong, and transcend strength into my work, education, and personal aspirations — but being physically strong was not something I learned from her. I wish it had been though. Sure, she brought me […]

What Is Kettlebell Sport?

Did you know you can compete in Kettlebell Sport aka Girevoy Sport (GS)? Whether you want to lift for fun or to become a top kettlebell athlete, there is a place for you in the growing kettlebell sport community. Kettlebell lifters develop a tremendous amount of coordination, static muscular strength, muscle endurance, power endurance, anaerobic […]

All You Need to Know About the Barbell Bench Press

In the list of exercises that can make someone feel powerful while seeming a little intimidating to those not familiar with them, the barbell bench press is certainly in one of the top positions! Do you have questions about the barbell bench press? Not sure of the benefits or of how to perform the exercise? […]

Important Considerations When Lifting With a Larger Body

I am an amateur super heavyweight strongwoman. I am fat. I am 5’8 and I weigh 320 pounds. Why did I tell you my weight? Because I exist. Because others aren’t comfortable sharing. Because what women do weigh is a mystery to a lot of people still. The fitness industry is a difficult place for […]

Why Different Set and Rep Ranges Are Key to Achieving Your Goals

Are you interested in lifting to achieve a specific goal, but you’re not sure how many reps or sets to do or how much weight you should lift to move you toward your goals? In this article, we’ll discuss some key differences in training for the following goals: Increasing maximum strength Gaining muscle size (hypertrophy) […]

Strength Training for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re new to training, welcome! We think that getting started with any type of fitness training is awesome (even though you might be feeling a little nervous). Being a beginner at something is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills, figure out which activities you really enjoy, and to create an active lifestyle that […]

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