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5 Types of Exercise To Avoid In Pregnancy

Though you may often hear about everything you shouldn’t be doing, there are many options for safe and comfortable exercise during pregnancy. Rather than confusing you with yet another list of specific exercises you should or should not do while pregnant, I want to help you feel more confident in understanding what your body is […]

How To Bust Through A Fat Loss Plateau

Fat loss can be one of the most challenging and controversial fitness goals that a woman can set for herself. Especially women who are already relatively lean, for whom losing a little bit more fat can be particularly challenging. While the desire to achieve a certain fat loss goal isn’t necessarily unhealthy, many women turn […]

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 […]

Jan, 29 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Heather Osio

Name:   Heather Osio Age: 39 Location: San Diego, CA How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? A few years ago, some of my online friends started talking about lifting weights. I was curious to see what the big deal was, so I started searching for info on strength training for women, which led […]

How Internalized Misogyny Is Holding You Back

Note: Before digging in, I want you to know that though it isn’t my intention, it’s likely that some things I say in this article might make you angry—and that’s totally normal. Know that my intent is to free you from judgment, not impose more judgment upon you. I encourage you to question your feelings and […]

4 Core Exercises You Haven’t Tried

When most people think of the core, the first thing they automatically think of are the superficially located ‘’six-pack’’ muscles. After all, infomercials, magazine covers, many social media fitness “pros” and other media sources absolutely glorify the six-pack. If you’re not looking beyond six-pack abs, I have news for you: there’s a lot more to […]

Why (and How) You Should Start Exercising In Pregnancy

Strength training is my favorite mode of exercise to recommend in pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy you’re in. It can also help prepare your body to be […]

You Don’t Need Permission To Be Yourself

Last year I signed up for an eight-week Strong(wo)man course at the gym, during which I was introduced to many odd objects and ways of moving them. On one particular day, the athletes were tasked with picking up a sandbag from the ground and carrying it 100 feet, working up to our heaviest possible bag. I really get a […]

Jan, 15 GGS GGS Spotlight

GGS Spotlight: Stephanie Fowler

Name:   Stephanie Fowler Age: 33 Location: Oklahoma City, OK What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, a Girl Gone Strong is a woman that embodies strength in the gym in addition to all other areas of her life, too. Strength (in fitness and in real life) is an intentional act, […]

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