Getting Started With Strength Training — True Stories From Former First-Timers

For someone new to strength training or thinking about starting, it can feel at once inspiring and intimidating. If that sounds familiar, just remember… Everyone has been a beginner at some point. For me, everything started on a summer day in 2009. As I sat in the parking lot of the gym looking over the print-out […]

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GGS Spotlight: Sara Sutherland

Name:   Sara Sutherland Age: 35 Location: Aurora, Nebraska What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? That I can flex and say “Welcome to the Gun Show” any time that I want! Lifting weights fuels my mind and body to know and feel that I am a strong woman. I want to be […]

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Why Crawling Is Vital At Any Age

You’ve probably noticed that crawling has recently been coming up a lot more in fitness websites and magazines. Perhaps you’ve seen someone crawling around at the gym, and you’ve wondered, “What in the world is that person doing?” If you’re lucky, you work with a coach or trainer who already includes a bit of crawling […]

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Beyond The Back Squat: 3 Squat Variations To Mix It Up

Whether your goal is to improve your performance or your body composition, the squat is an essential tool for success. Don’t be fooled! Though typically considered a lower body exercise, this “bang for your buck” move offers total-body benefits. Squatting not only strengthens and develops your leg muscles (most notably your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings), […]

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GGS Spotlight: Jill McLean

Name:   Jill McLean Age:  35 Location: Salem, Oregon What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me it means being strong and confident on the inside and out. It means not being afraid to show off my “guns” while also wearing lipgloss. It means not being afraid to be more, to take […]

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4 Exercises To Ease Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

At some point in a 40-week pregnancy, most women are likely to experience some level of low back discomfort. Not all women will experience low back pain per se, but they’ll experience over the course of the pregnancy. That fatigue can lead to a discomfort that some women wouldn’t describe as painful, but will still […]

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GGS Spotlight: Melissa DiLeonardo

Name: Melissa DiLeonardo Age: 39 Location: Chicago, IL What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? So much. On the surface, it means I am a woman who loves to lift. Weightlifting has been a game changer in my life. I’ve worked in health and fitness for over ten years, but did not […]

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The Mystery of Squat Form: How Low Should You Go, Really?  

Perhaps no exercise topic is more debated than proper squat form. How low should you squat? Turns out the answer is more complex—and personal—than most people will admit. And it all starts with a simple test. Here’s a guide to finding the right squat position for your body.

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You’re Doing A Good Job, Mama!



You really, truly are. Whatever it is you’re doing. Whatever it is you’re not doing. Please know that you’re doing a good job. Mama, you’re doing a good job, if you: Are breastfeeding twice a day, twenty times a day, or zero times a day. Didn’t try to breastfeed or are nursing a three-year old. […]

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Video E-Course #3: Exercises To Do and Avoid Post-Pregnancy

Exercising post-pregnancy is a topics we get a lot of questions about from both moms themselves, and coaches and trainers. Everyone wants to know when women can safely return to exercise, what exercises are safe, what aren’t, and why. In this video, pre- and postnatal expert and GGS Advisory Board member Jessie Mundell walks Amanda Graydon through […]

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