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How Your Diet Helps You Achieve These 3 Popular Fitness Goals

This is a preview of a post that can be found in its entirety at Girls Gone Strong. You may have heard some version of the saying “a fit body is made in the kitchen.” While your training choices play a big role in your ability to accomplish your fitness or body composition goals, your diet is truly more important...
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5 Common Fat Loss Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

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It’s easy to lose motivation on a fat loss goal when you aren’t seeing results. You think you’re doing everything right: dialing in your nutrition, exercising consistently, and maybe even taking supplements to help stay on track. Despite these diet and lifestyle shifts, nothing in your body composition has changed. What gives? If you’ve been feeling frustrated by your fat...
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How To Set A Nutrition Goal That Matters To You

One of the most challenging parts of selecting a dietary strategy is developing a clear outcome goal. Have you ever thought about your own personal nutrition goals and why they matter to you? If you don’t know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, or haven’t fully committed to this outcome, you’re setting yourself up to fail. You’ll get lost in...
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Are You Overtraining? 9 Important Signs That You Need To Exercise Less

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If you train with any level of frequency and intensity, you’ve probably heard the term overtraining before. So what is overtraining, and how do you know if you’re overdoing exercise? This article will answer that question. But first, let’s talk about why overtraining is becoming more of an issue than it ever was before. If you’re dedicated to your fitness,...
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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

My last training session involved a lot of failure. Particularly when experimenting with a heavy front squat. Both times I tried it, I couldn’t get back up and had to drop the bar on the rack. My trainer took some weight off the bar and changed the movement since it was clear I wasn’t strong enough to do the lift...
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3 Unexpected Things I’ve Learned From Strength Training

Psssst…. Want to learn all about living your strongest life from the smartest women in the wellness and fitness industry? Then grab your free ticket to the Women’s Strength Summit. Presentations go live on February 29th. My Fitness Journey (So Far) I’ve had an interesting fitness journey over the past ten years. In high school, I was a two sport...
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5 Reasons You Should Hire A Coach

Hiring a coach can be a big decision, and a big investment. And sometimes even those of us who teach and motivate others for a living need our own coach! For the past month or so, I’ve been doing 1-on-1 training sessions at Capital Strength and Conditioning in Raleigh, NC. Three times a week, my coach (and CS&C owner) Matt...
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