Empowered You: Tip For Getting Started With An Injury Prevention Program

Empowered You: Tip For Getting Started With An  Injury Prevention Program

As GORGOGIRLS, we are warriors and strong, however we also know how to listen to our bodies signs of pain or imbalances. Let’s make this year about building the foundations in our bodies to prevent injury from occurring so we can live our most powerful life, without having to live with pain.

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Deadlift Workout Challenge: 9 Ways to Be More Awesome

Deadlift Workout Challenge: 9 Ways to Be More Awesome

As a GORGO Girl, we know you won’t shy away from a challenge or an opportunity to learn new lifts!  We hope that’s how you will look at this Deadlift Workout Challenge.  It’s not about lifting as heavy as you can, it’s about moving your body in new ways, learning and walking away a little more awesome.

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Building a Better Back - Training Strength and Hypertrophy

Building a Better Back - Training Strength and Hypertrophy

Why does incorporating both strength and hypertrophy training work? By training for both strength and muscle growth we will become stronger and be able to lift heavier weight leading to more volume (Volume = weight x reps x sets).

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HOTEL STAY? NO PROBLEM! STAY ON TRACK WITH A LITTLE CREATIVITY

HOTEL STAY? NO PROBLEM! STAY ON TRACK WITH A LITTLE CREATIVITY

"Traveling for a living, I am forced to be creative with my workouts. Often hotel gyms are non existent or very sparse. I am known to borrow pieces of furniture from around a hotel and sneak it into the gym or my hotel room. Modern furniture may be uncomfortable to sit on, but it definitely comes in handy for box jumps, sit-ups, and dips, etc."

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Diamond Calves Workout

Diamond Calves Workout

It’s fair to say that calves are the most undertrained body part on the planet.  There is a bar in every town where calves get together and drown their sorrows because they are under appreciated.  There’s nothing that gets me more fired up than a chiseled pair of calves in heels or a guy that has calves to match his arms.  I encourage you to find balance with your physique, and shapely calves will give you that balance. 

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Push Your Planks

Push Your Planks

Having a strong core is key to being able to progress in other weight lifting exercises. Often sub par form in exercises like the squat or deadlift are due to a weak core. Planking is one of the best ways to build core strength and endurance.  By holding this position, your abdominals, lower back, and stabolizing muscles are engaged.  It's a great goal to challenge yourself to be able to hold the traditional plank position for a minute or more.

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