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Craft the Perfect Women’s Bodybuilding Diet

For Women | Nutrition

Craft the Perfect Women’s Bodybuilding Diet

Build a powerful base with a diet that supports your muscle-building goals. Get your bodybuilding diet essentials here!

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The Beginner’s Guide Women’s Bodybuilding

For Women | Strength Training

The Beginner’s Guide Women’s Bodybuilding

Ready to challenge yourself like never before? Check out this beginner’s guide to see if you have what it takes to get started in women’s bodybuilding!

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Developing a Women’s Bodybuilding Program

For Women | Strength Training

Developing a Women’s Bodybuilding Program

Many women feel bodybuilding is not for them—until they learn about the benefits! Start developing a women’s bodybuilding program with these tips in our latest blog.

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Female-Specific Training: Impactful or Old-Fashioned?

For Women | Training Tips

Female-Specific Training: Impactful or Old-Fashioned?

Is female-specific training an antiquated idea? Get caught up with current techniques on the ISSA blog.

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How Do I Build the Perfect Glutes?

For Women | Training Tips

How Do I Build the Perfect Glutes?

Your female client wants a bigger butt, glutes or backside? It’s what most women want, and you can achieve it through targeted, specific training. Here’s how.

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Strong and Shapely: Shoulder Exercises for Women

For Women | Safety / Injuries

Strong and Shapely: Shoulder Exercises for Women

Looking to build strong, stable shoulders without increasing mass? Check out this article for a breakdown of the best shoulder exercises to get the job done.

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Women Building Muscle—Your Go-To Guide

For Women | Strength Training

Women Building Muscle—Your Go-To Guide

While dieting and getting skinny used to be the trend, women are realizing getting fit is a more satisfying and healthier goal. Read this article for more on the benefits of muscle and how to help your female clients build it.

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How Motivate Your Postpartum Clients

For Women

How Motivate Your Postpartum Clients

New moms are under tremendous pressure to get fit after giving birth, to lose the baby weight, and to be skinny again. Instead of pushing a skinny body, the emphasis should be on health and fitness, for the benefit of mom and her baby. Learn how to motivate your postpartum clients with the facts about pregnancy weight, postpartum fitness, and healthy weight loss.

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For Women Weight Lifting is Essential, Here’s Why

For Women | Strength Training

For Women Weight Lifting is Essential, Here’s Why

Too many women are afraid to do heavy weight lifting, but the benefits of doing so are overwhelmingly positive. Check out the latest ISSA blog post and help get more of your female clients to embrace strength training and add it to their regular routines.

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Ladies, Lifting Heavy Won’t Make You “Bulk Up”

For Women | Strength Training

Ladies, Lifting Heavy Won’t Make You “Bulk Up”

Most of the questions I get from my female clients are about whether they will get big and bulky like men if they lift heavy weights. In short, the answer is no. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the fundamental one is our hormonal make up. Us ladies simply do not have the high testosterone concentration necessary to build large muscles.

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Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

For Women | Special Population

Exercise During Pregnancy: Give It Your All or Avoid It?

Not sure if you or your client should exercise during pregnancy? There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but read on for what to consider if you want to stay fit while pregnant.

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How to Get Started in Fitness Competitions – Women’s Edition

For Women | Training Tips

How to Get Started in Fitness Competitions – Women’s Edition

Getting ready for your first fitness competition can be daunting, but we’ll help you start. Check out this beginners guide for women interested in starting out in bikini, figure, and physique competitions.

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