women's fitness

By age fourteen, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Fast and Female was founded to expose girls to sports-related activities and provide female athletes as role models.
For years I struggled to get my butt exactly the way I wanted it to be. But now that has changed. I'm happy with my butt - and my body - just the way it is right now and in the future, and here's why.
How does participation in college athletics affect body composition in women? A recent study compared body composition in collegiate female athletes across five different sports.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: women's weight lifting myths, bodybuilding, CrossFit, yoga, and more!
It’s long been female gym folklore that to get lean you do high reps with a light load, while those looking to get bigger need to lift heavy. Let’s look at some misconceptions around this advice.
On average, most women will have about thirteen negative thoughts about their appearance per day. I know it can be difficult to stop the negative self talk, but it's time to embrace yourself.
As a coach I was blessed with a genetic predisposition for packing on muscle and sometimes inadvertently frightening female prospects. So my jacket became my tool for initiating women into the gym.
Women are flourishing in endurance sports, so much so that the term "chicking" has been coined for when a woman finishes ahead of the men. Are you a woman wanting to get into cycling? Then, read on.
I have a secret. It’s one I’ve been trying to cover it up since I was thirteen. I felt that my secret would lead people to believe I was fat, lazy, gross, and unattractive. Do you share my secret?
Kristina Pinto is a marathoner, mother, mind-body specialist, and author of the new book, "Fit & Healthy Pregnancy." I recently had an opportunity to talk to her and learn about her work.
With this book, Brett Contreras has created an effective and simple-to-follow strength program designed just for women. And who doesn't want a nice booty, anyway?
Now you know WHAT it means to lift like a girl, but HOW do you actually do it? I've got four simple guidelines you need to follow, which I'll explain in detail.
New research shows women with even a mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency risk having children with lower IQs and reading ability.
We'll be talking all things training and nutrition with featured coach and author Nia Shanks. Learn how to join in the conversation and win a copy of her program "Sane and Simple Nutrition!"
“Um, why would I want to lift like a girl?” he asked with a smirk while pointing at my T-shirt that had “Lift Like a Girl” on the front. “Because I’m stronger than you,” I happily responded.
While it's true that you should avoid or modify certain exercises during pregnancy, that doesn't mean you have to lose your workout altogether. Here are some tips for modifying 4 common exercises.
Here is a list of basic gear for women that I’ve tried and loved. I've included the best gear for no gi, my favorite gis, and also some hairstyle tips.