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Pregnancy and Exercise: 4 Findings From Recent Studies
Pregnancy poses a challenge for research, but there are plenty of studies out there supporting the benefits of exercise.
When Pregnancy Is a Pain: Solutions for 3 Common Problems
Low back pain, pelvic girdle pain, and urinary incontinence can derail your workouts during pregnancy.
6 Reasons Ladies Need to Show Their Upper Bodies Some Lovin'
Ladies, there's no shame in building a strong and sexy upper body and here's some perspective to get you started.
Period Periodization: Harnessing the Power of Your Cycle
Knowing the common issues that affect the female athlete can help you program yourself or your client for success.
You Don't Have to Be Normal: The Reality of Postpartum Fitness
It doesn't matter if going to the gym six weeks after delivery is normal. What matters is whether or not you are ready.
12 Weeks of Workouts to Rebuild After Diastasis Recti
Diastasis recti makes training difficult. These safe workouts will rebuild your core safely.
The Top 10 Women's Fitness Articles of 2014
From smart programming, to body image, to pregnancy, this year's top articles cover all the bases.
Breaking Muscle HQ
2014 Fit and Female Holiday Shopping Guide
Look for a gift for a strong lady in your life? Here are nine ideas.
Why I'm Not Giving Up My Muscles for Anyone
A whole lot of women would say I'm "bulky." But this 35-year-old woman isn’t going to give in to that noise.
How Women Should Train for Optimal Testosterone Levels
For females athletes, well-planned training is key to the best hormonal balance and response.
6 Exercises For Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy
You've done the hard part and had your baby, but before you get back to heavy lifting, give your core some attention.
Take Charge of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome With Strength Training
If, like me, you’re a woman living with polycystic ovarian syndrome, then strength training should be a part of your treatment plan.
More Squats and Fewer Kegels: What Your Pelvic Floor Really Wants
Kegels are often the blanket recommendation for a healthy pelvic floor. Katy Bowman suggests they're not all they're cracked up to be.
How to Train Smart Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Good exercise habits impact you and your baby before you conceive, during pregnancy, and after you give birth.
Pregnancy Diet Affects Fat Levels in Babies
A new study reiterates the importance of a quality diet during pregnancy, especially when it comes to newborn size.
10 Signs Your Scale Is Telling You Lies
It can be hard to accept you’re doing the right things, if the scale isn’t backing you up. Here’s a list of signs that you're on the right track, even if the scale isn’t budging.
Amy D. Hester
Optimize Your Fertility With the New Mommy Workouts
I've designed the newest cycle of Mommy workouts to help you exercise with your cycle, not in spite of it.
The Reality of Stretch Marks: My Body Will Never Be the Same
Ninety percent of pregnant women get stretch marks. I am in that group, but I'm learning to see them in a new light.
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