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Can You Really Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously?

For years, I worked in academic research settings studying the role of exercise on weight loss and weight maintenance. Since weight loss was a primary goal, the most important outcome in these studies was body weight (or what percent of body weight had been lost). Week after week, we coached clients on exercise, diet, and […]

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A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

Imagine you don’t feel well… Let’s say you have a sore throat. Aches. You’re feeling chilly, yet you’re sweating. You’re exhausted, and you can’t breathe through one nostril… What would you do? Call out sick? Ask a friend or coworker to feel your forehead? Go the drug store to get some medicine, vitamins, or cough […]

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Time to HIIT it?

photo: the Department of Defense By Crabby McSlacker In the last few years, you’ve probably heard the same unwelcome advice quite a few times: for optimal health, you should be adding some High Intensity Interval Training to your weekly routine. But all too often, nutrition and exercise research gets overhyped …

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GGS Spotlight: Megan Matal

Name:  Megan Matal          Age: 32 Location: Mountain View, CA (one of the cities in Silicon Valley) How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? Several years ago, I noticed one of my friends had followed the Girls Gone Strong page on Facebook. I was drawn to the uplifting messages which were in stark contrast to […]

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GGS Spotlight: Julie Barnum

Name: Julie Barnum Age: 24 Location: Fort Collins, CO How did you find out about Girls Gone Strong? I was looking up some fitness-related question one day, and came upon the GGS website. I saw a place to subscribe for emails, which I did. I honestly forgot about it save for the occasional article until after […]

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Growth vs. Fixed: How The Right Mindset Can Take You Farther

“I’m so nervous! I’ve never been, but I can’t wait to learn!” I was with a close girlfriend, and we were talking about our future plans to go mountain bike riding this spring. When she made that remark, I couldn’t help but admire her enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Her comment is a fantastic example of […]

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Giveaway Winners and a Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

By Crabby McSlacker So first off, thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment on our book giveaway here at the blog, or on Facebook, or even via direct email, an option a few of you chose. I’ve assigned y’all numbers and am going to fire up the ol’ random …

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