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It’s been a fabulous year here at Girls Gone Strong.
We’ve released our flagship program, The Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training, we’ve put together an all-female Advisory Board of the most respected experts in the industry, we’ve co-hosted The Women’s Fitness Summit in Kansas City (which is the only seminar designed by women, for women), we keep packing our website chock-full of the most relevant female fitness information…and we are just getting started!
The Modern Woman's Guide to Strength Training will help you achieve maximum results, whether you’re new to strength training, or a veteran in the weight room.
We have big plans for 2015, but first, we would like to cap off 2014 with our Top 10 Articles of 2014.
Keep in mind, these weren’t chosen by us. They were chosen by you, our community, so you know they’re good.
Without further ado, the Top 10 Articles of 2014.
#10 – 5 Myths of Pregnancy And Strength Training – Jessie Mundell
To strength train in pregnancy or not to strength train…that’s the question. Or is it? What our pre and post-natal expert Jessie Mundell tells you about strength training in pregnancy will probably surprise you.
#9 – Why “Comply Or Die” Doesn’t Work For Fat Loss – Jill Coleman
“You can have a cookie and still like yourself after.” – Jill Coleman
Jill is the Queen of Moderation, and in this article, she walks you through why “diets” don’t work long-term, and why following a “comply or die” or “all or nothing” philosophy usually ends up being nothing.
#8 – Molly Galbraith’s Spotlight: A Woman’s Worth – Molly Galbraith
In this article, Molly shares her very personal story of her life struggles, weight struggles, and body image struggles, and how she overcame all of that and more to lead the Girls Gone Strong movement and change the game for women everywhere.
#7 – Ask Ann: Why Do My Knees Pop And Crack? – Ann Wendel
We get a lot of questions about “noisy” knees – what causes them? Should I be worried? Do I need to see someone about them? Physical Therapist and Girls Gone Strong Advisory Board Member Ann Wendel answers all of that and more in this awesome post.
#6 – Complexes: A Killer Way To Torch Calories – Jen Comas
Looking for a killer workout that can be done in virtually no time? Look no further than complexes. In this article, Jen Comas explains what complexes are, why they are so effective, how to perform them, and then gives examples of her three favorites, one with a barbell, one with dumbbells, and one with body weight. Check it out!
#5 – Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Swing – Karen Smith
Look around most gyms today and you’ll see the Kettlebell Swing positively butchered by most gym-goers. That’s why we wanted you to learn how to perform the Swing from the only female Master STRONGFIRST Instructor in the world, Coach Karen Smith. She will walk you through every step of the Swing to make sure it’s executed safely and effectively.
#4 – Ask Ann: How Should I Treat My Sore And Tight Hip Flexors? – Ann Wendel
Sore, tight, and achy hip flexors are a common complaint for a lot of gym goers. Unfortunately, they often believe that stretching is the best remedy. In this super-helpful article, Physical Therapist Ann Wendel explains why that probably isn’t true, and gives you advice on what you should be doing instead.
#3 – Returning To Exercise After A C-Section – Jessie Mundell
If you’re like most women who’ve had C-sections, you received very little detailed information from your doctor about returning to everyday activities post-surgery, much less returning to exercise. And we get it – it’s not their specific scope of knowledge, but it’s unfortunate how little good information is available to women on how to recover from this major abdominal surgery. Lucky for you, our pre and postnatal expert Jessie Mundell nails it with this article.
#2 –Hashimoto’s and Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid – Dr. Brooke Kalanick
Diet can play a huge role in managing Hashimoto’s, so make sure you learn the truth. If you’re a woman with Hashimoto’s, you probably already know that diet can have a huge effect on managing your symptoms. But have you been given the correct advice about what to eat and what to avoid? Let Girls Gone Strong Advisory Board Member and Naturopath Dr. Brooke Kalanick set the record straight. She specializes in working with patients with Hashimoto’s and PCOS, and you’ll definitely want to hear what she has to say.
#1 –3 Biggest Fat Burning Myths For Active Women – Dr. Sue Kleiner
For the last several decades, Dr. Sue Kleiner has immersed herself in the world of sports nutrition. From working with professional athletes, to writing books, to doing research, to co-founding Vynna, a company that specializes in sports nutrition supplements for women, Dr. Kleiner has done it all, and today she wants to clear up 3 of the most frustrating fat-burning myths for active women. Click here to read the article and you’ll see why it’s the most popular Girls Gone Strong article of 2014.
A message from GGS…
At Girls Gone Strong, we want you to feel confident knowing that what you’re doing to look good, feel good, and feel healthy and strong is not only based on tested, reliable, and safe information from trustworthy sources, but also that it is effective and efficient.
That’s why we developed our flagship training system, The Modern Woman’s Guide To Strength Training.