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Women and Sleep: Everything You Need to Know
Women

Women and Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

Many women aren't sleeping enough to be healthy and perform at their peak. Here's why, and what to do about it. October 11, 2019 6 min read
6 Underrated Strength Goals for Women
Women

6 Underrated Strength Goals for Women

We all know how impressive it is to be able to squat, bench, deadlift, or overhead press an unreal amount of weight, but what about the strength achievements that don't get as much attention, and often carry over into these movements? July 15, 2019 4 min read
8 Rules to Redefine
Women

8 Rules to Redefine "Fit Pregnancy" for Strength Athletes

Female strength athletes are changing the rules of what's possible every day. So how should they approach the physical and lifestyle transformation of pregnancy? Here's how Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Quiana Welch and her coach tried to find the sweet spot during this crucial time! June 18, 2019 9 min read
10 Trailblazers of Women's Strength
Women

10 Trailblazers of Women's Strength

These strong, athletic women have empowered generations of female athletes to follow in their footsteps and inspired millions the world over to live an active lifestyle. June 12, 2019 6 min read
Ladies Lift: 5 Exercises Every Strong-Ass Woman Needs
Women

Ladies Lift: 5 Exercises Every Strong-Ass Woman Needs

It can be intimidating to leap into the pit of iron and sweat, but the benefits are undeniable. These five lifts will earn you a spot in the rack, and deliver a healthy dose of respect. November 16, 2018 5 min read
Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats
Women

Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats

Join powerlifter, Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation. June 11, 2018 42 min read
Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding
Women

Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting. January 22, 2018 19 min read
3 Yoga Poses To Relieve Tight Hamstrings
Women

3 Yoga Poses To Relieve Tight Hamstrings

When it comes to the hamstrings, simply stretching isn't enough. Yoga is the answer! Build range of motion and overcome limitations with these three classic poses. November 15, 2017 2 min read
Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike
Women

Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions. November 01, 2017 19 min read
Lifting During Pregnancy: Modified Glute Exercises
Women

Lifting During Pregnancy: Modified Glute Exercises

Welcoming a new addition to the family but not sure what it means for your workouts? Fit mama Jessie Hilgenberg has the answers. August 30, 2017 4 min read
Ladies, It's Time To Kiss Spot Reduction And Extreme Diets Goodbye
Women

Ladies, It's Time To Kiss Spot Reduction And Extreme Diets Goodbye

If you're trying to starve yourself into a better body, you've got it all wrong. The path to a lean physique runs right through the kitchen. July 16, 2017
Meet Hannah Eden: Your Red-Hot Fitness Hero
Women

Meet Hannah Eden: Your Red-Hot Fitness Hero

We all need role models, and the more you learn about this badass coach and athlete, the more you'll want her to be yours. May 25, 2017
4 Common Myths About Women And Fitness
Women

4 Common Myths About Women And Fitness

You've probably heard them all: Training will make women bulky. Spot reduction works. Eat whatever you want as long as you exercise. Read on to separate fact from fiction. March 28, 2017 4 min read
Increase Ankle Mobility For Deeper Squats
Women's Workouts

Increase Ankle Mobility For Deeper Squats

Are your ankles the Achilles heel of your workouts? Learn the causes, then try these mobility drills that will have you squatting ass to grass in no time! February 26, 2017
The Ab Exercise Women Shouldn't Do
Women

The Ab Exercise Women Shouldn't Do

We all long for tight, rippling abs, right? But did you know that one ab exercise can actually make your waist bigger? Find out which one, and what to do instead. February 26, 2017 2 min read
What Men Need To Know About Women And Fitness
Women

What Men Need To Know About Women And Fitness

When it comes to women and the gym, some common misconceptions need to go. Let's set the record straight! February 20, 2017 2 min read
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5 Reasons Your Scale Weight May Be Inaccurate
Women

5 Reasons Your Scale Weight May Be Inaccurate

Not all weight gain is fat gain! Here are five perfectly normal and common reasons your number on the scale might read higher than expected. Some of them will definitely surprise you! February 14, 2017 5 min read
Life After Contest Prep: The Competitor's Guide
Women

Life After Contest Prep: The Competitor's Guide

After you've achieved that "best shape of your life" moment, you might find yourself wondering what to do next. Here's how to reframe your mindset and live for the moment while keeping your health and fitness in check. January 17, 2017 4 min read
Athlete Profile: NLA For Her's Amy Updike
Women

Athlete Profile: NLA For Her's Amy Updike

It wasn't long ago that Amy Updike felt like an overworked, under-rested new mom. Today, however, this NLA-sponsored athlete is an IFBB bikini pro dedicated to teaching other women about the importance of staying fit. January 10, 2017 2 min read
6 Simple Rules For Recapturing Your Pre-Pregnancy Belly!
Women

6 Simple Rules For Recapturing Your Pre-Pregnancy Belly!

The stress of pregnancy is over. Great! Now what? This guide explains how to take back control of your body! January 02, 2017 4 min read
Ladies: Strengthen The Weak Point That's Limiting Your Upper Body!
Women

Ladies: Strengthen The Weak Point That's Limiting Your Upper Body!

Think your struggles with handstands or push-ups are all about big muscles? Think again. The muscles around one small, vulnerable joint could be holding you back. Here's your plan to fortify them! December 27, 2016 5 min read
Alex Silver-Fagan's 4-Move Calorie Torcher
Women's Lifestyle

Alex Silver-Fagan's 4-Move Calorie Torcher

No time? No problem! Sweat up a storm and get your heart pumping in just 5 minutes with this CrossFit-style full-body burner. November 15, 2016 3 min read
Your Complete Guide To Optimal Iron Levels
Nutrition Tips

Your Complete Guide To Optimal Iron Levels

Low iron stores can have huge effects on how you feel and how you perform. Get the scoop on iron-deficiency symptoms, and learn how you can change your nutrition to improve your energy and performance! November 13, 2016 6 min read
4 Old-School Bodybuilding Exercises Every Woman Needs
Women

4 Old-School Bodybuilding Exercises Every Woman Needs

There are plenty of great exercises to choose from today, but don't forget about the ones that built the great bodies from years ago! Use these 4 blasts from the past to perfect your own classic physique. October 27, 2016 4 min read
6 Unique Moves That Will Transform Your Workout!
Build Muscle

6 Unique Moves That Will Transform Your Workout!

You may draw a look or two when you perform these 6 moves in the gym, but don't let that stop you. All of them will build serious strength where it counts! October 11, 2016
Forever Fit: Goals For Every Phase Of A Woman's Life
Women

Forever Fit: Goals For Every Phase Of A Woman's Life

Be the fittest you'll ever be, whatever your age, with our guide to the ultimate workout goals to live longer, fitter, and healthier. October 02, 2016 5 min read
Your Guide To Strong And Sculpted Shoulders
Women

Your Guide To Strong And Sculpted Shoulders

Add definition to your delts and build shoulders you’re proud of with this superset-based workout from fitness model Lacey Dunn! August 31, 2016
Meet The 2016 USA Olympic Weightlifting Team
Sports

Meet The 2016 USA Olympic Weightlifting Team

Get to know the four remarkable weightlifters representing the United States in the 2016 Olympics, and discover what makes each one worth cheering for over the next two weeks in Rio! August 04, 2016
Women And Protein: Your Complete Guide
Women

Women And Protein: Your Complete Guide

Protein is an essential component of the muscle-building process. Yet, many women stray away from consuming enough protein for maximum results. Let go of fear, bust through myths, and learn about the power of protein! July 30, 2016
Ladies: Make 2016 The Year Of Muscle!
Build Muscle

Ladies: Make 2016 The Year Of Muscle!

Building muscle isn't rocket science. With the right mindset, a straightforward approach, and these 6 simple tips, you can surprise yourself in just a few weeks! July 20, 2016 5 min read
Nocturnal Noshing: 6 Snacks You Can Eat Before Bed
Nutrition Tips

Nocturnal Noshing: 6 Snacks You Can Eat Before Bed

Your metabolism never takes a break, even while you sleep. Give it the energy it craves with easy-to-make snacks that fuel muscle growth! July 20, 2016
Is Fasted Cardio The Best For Burning Fat?
Cardio

Is Fasted Cardio The Best For Burning Fat?

Looking to lose the pounds? Find out if knocking out your cardio on an empty stomach is the best way to go. July 20, 2016 3 min read
15 Minutes To Fit: Meet Zuzka Light
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15 Minutes To Fit: Meet Zuzka Light

Who is Zuzka Light, and how did she rise to the top of the fitness world? Learn the story behind this inspirational online trainer and author. July 20, 2016 3 min read
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Awesome Abdominal Workouts For Women!
Women

Awesome Abdominal Workouts For Women!

These 8 moves combined into 5 routines add up to you building one awesome core. July 19, 2016 6 min read
Jessie Hilgenberg: What's In Your Fridge?
Nutrition Tips

Jessie Hilgenberg: What's In Your Fridge?

If you think the fridge of an IFBB figure pro changes for the worse after having a baby, you're wrong. Check out the fridge of fit mama Jessie Hilgenberg. July 19, 2016 3 min read
It's Time For Bodybuilding And CrossFit To Make Peace
Crossfit

It's Time For Bodybuilding And CrossFit To Make Peace

Hating on each other stopped being cute a long time ago. It's time for all of the dominant fitness paradigms to stop infighting and unite against a common enemy! July 18, 2016 5 min read
8 Pro Tips To Help You Shape Up For Summer
Weight Loss

8 Pro Tips To Help You Shape Up For Summer

Need a game plan to achieve that hot summer bod? Two expert athletes share their best tips to help you trim away the fat—and the excuses—from your body and your life! July 18, 2016 5 min read
The 4 Best Workout Headphones
Women's Lifestyle

The 4 Best Workout Headphones

Not sure which headphones to wear in the gym? Our users share their picks! July 16, 2016
Stephanie EchoHawk: What's In Your Fridge?
Nutrition Tips

Stephanie EchoHawk: What's In Your Fridge?

If you think having kids means nutrition has to take a backseat, you haven't met figure pro and mom of six Stephanie EchoHawk! July 05, 2016
15 Minutes To Fit: Zuzka Light's Full-Body Workout
Women's Workouts

15 Minutes To Fit: Zuzka Light's Full-Body Workout

Get in a quick total-body workout and get on with your day. All you need is your body and a few feet of floor space, but you'll definitely feel like you've accomplished something after 15 minutes! July 04, 2016 4 min read
Staying Fit While Pregnant
Women

Staying Fit While Pregnant

Not sure how to maintain your fitness while you're pregnant? Fit mama and FitMiss athlete Noora Kuusivuori has the info you're looking for! June 15, 2016 5 min read
The 3 R's Of Recovery Nutrition
Women's Lifestyle

The 3 R's Of Recovery Nutrition

Regardless of your training style, you'll benefit from a sound, systematic approach to post-workout nutrition. Follow the 3 R's of recovery to build yourself back up after your training breaks you down! May 26, 2016
5 Weight Loss Myths For Women
Women

5 Weight Loss Myths For Women

When fat loss is the goal, knowing what not to do is almost as important as knowing what to do. Here are the myths you need to be aware of, and how to beat them! May 19, 2016 8 min read
9 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues
Motivation

9 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Don't let the winter blues beat your workout motivation to the ground. Stay motivated through the cold weather with these 9 tips from the amazing athletes of NLA for Her! February 25, 2016
Ladies: Bring In The New Rear With Kettlebells!
Women

Ladies: Bring In The New Rear With Kettlebells!

You may not know it, but the kettlebell is the premiere butt-strengthening item in your gym. This is the guide that will take you from flat to all that! February 07, 2016 7 min read
Janet Shed 200 Pounds And Started An Adventurous New Life
Motivation

Janet Shed 200 Pounds And Started An Adventurous New Life

Janet thought yo-yo dieting was the norm, but when she took control of her health she discovered all the adventure a fit life really has to offer! January 17, 2016 6 min read
The Girls Guide To Supplements
Women

The Girls Guide To Supplements

Supplements can give you that extra edge to burn fat and gain lean muscle faster. Here's a list of the 15 best. December 31, 2015 7 min read
4 Tips For The Skinny Girl: How To Put Muscle On A Slim Body
Women

4 Tips For The Skinny Girl: How To Put Muscle On A Slim Body

Tired of being the skinny girl? We've got your fix. Use these four tips to put some lean muscle on your ectomorph body. Get rid of your chicken legs and T-Rex arms for good! December 31, 2015 4 min read
Shed Extra Pregnancy Pounds
Women

Shed Extra Pregnancy Pounds

Find out how IFBB figure pro Jessie Hilgenberg stayed healthy while expecting, so she could get into competition shape after giving birth! December 31, 2015 3 min read
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