Strength Training

Top 12 Things Every Woman Should Know About Strength Training
Have you ever heard that strength training is good for you and thought, “Yup, that sounds like a good idea, but…” That “but” usually precedes a question. Like: “... but what exactly do you mean by strength training?” “... but...
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10 Advanced Pull-Up Variations You Haven't Tried Before
Pull-ups are an incredibly badass bodyweight exercise, and the possibilities for creativity and play are endless. This is one of many reasons why the pull-up is possibly my favorite exercise in the world. Contrary to what some people might suggest,...
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Why You Should Try Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Training
If you’re looking for strong and stable shoulders, dialed-in technique, laser focus, improved grip strength, and an incredible lesson in tension, the bottoms-up kettlebell position might just be your new favorite thing! What Does Bottoms-Up Mean? The bottoms-up position refers...
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How (and Why) to Do Pallof Presses
Have you ever come across someone performing an exercise that looks so simple that you can’t figure out how or why they’d choose to do that? That’s most people’s reaction when they first see the Pallof press! Yet, this exercise...
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5 Surprising Benefits of Strength Training
When we first think of strength training, the gains that come to mind are typically restricted to the gym: following a progressive overload program allows us to lift more from week to week, and depending on our goals, we can...
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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...
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How Heavy Should Women Lift to Reach Their Goals?
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...
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Our Top 10 GGS Articles of 2018
At Girls Gone Strong, we are committed to bringing you insightful and relevant articles touching on all aspects of women’s health, from fitness and nutrition to mental and sexual health, pregnancy, mindset and much more, all from a feminist and...
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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...
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