Top 5 Exercises For A Killer Back
If you've been in the gym any length of time, you might have noticed that people looooove bench pressing.  In fact, anytime a guy finds out that you're "into lifting" he probably asks, "Oh yeah?  So how much ya' bench?"...
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The 3 Best Upper Body Strength Training Exercises for Pregnancy
While there are endless variations of upper body exercises you could perform, your best bet during pregnancy (and most other times) is to stick to the basics. The following three moves offer the biggest bang for your buck through your pregnancy and postpartum...
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Exercise Spotlight: Inverted Row
Inverted row. Inverted pull-up. Horizontal pull-up. Fat man row. Ring row. The exercise has many names, but honestly? We don't care what you're calling it, as long as you're doing it. So what is so great about the inverted row? We are so glad you...
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Core + Floor Training In Pregnancy: The Best Exercises For All Three Trimesters
You’re in the gym, lifting weights, staying active, and feeling fab as you move through your pregnancy. That's great news! Now... a couple of questions: Are you doing any specific core training? Do you know what exercises are best? Staying...
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Exercise Spotlight: Skater Squat
What this works: (i.e. primary muscle groups involved) Glutes, Quads, Core  Why we like it: Because this exercise is so challenging, you really don’t need much else other than your body to perform it. This makes it great for travel workouts...
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Exercises We Love To Hate: Band Supported Leg Lowering
Band-Supported Leg Lowering is probably in the top-three most hated exercises by all of my clients. These Sneaky McSneakersons look easy when in fact, they are quite brutal... if done correctly. Let me repeat that. These are brutal. If.  Done....
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3 Types of Yoga For The Girl Gone Strong
One of my favorite things to say is, “everything you do, you must undo.” I like to think of my strength training as doing and my yoga as undoing.  I seek balance when comes to strength and flexibility. When our strength overpowers our...
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3 Pressing Movements You Haven't Tried
At Girls Gone Strong, we emphasize the importance of the basics. Everyone should squat, hinge, push, pull, and integrate single leg or split stance movements and core training at the level that's appropriate for their abilities. That being said, occasionally it's...
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The Deadlift: The Most Powerful Weapon In Your Lifting Arsenal
The deadlift is one of the most primitive, fundamental, full body exercises you can do. With zero momentum involved, you simply bend at the hips, sit your arse back, pick a dead weight up off the floor and put it...
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