Small Changes Make a Difference in Your Health

By Lisa Bradford, OKC. I started the A Girl & A Gun Push-Up Challenge in August to increase my upper body strength. I was surprised at the difference in my cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as the BMI changes. My cholesterol and blood sugar levels dropped from where they were during the same time frame in 2016. My body fat dropped 9% and my muscle density increased 5%. The only thing that changed from 2016 to 2017 was the Push-Up Challenge. The changes had to be due to weight-based strength training. The AG & AG Push-Up Challenge was a small change in the grand scheme of things, but it made a big difference to me.

Essential Oils for Athletic Performance

By Suzanne Cox. With essential oils we can regenerate our bodies at a cellular level, so while we are breaking our bodies down, we are simultaneously helping them generate healthy cells. Essential oils boost your body’s immune support, give you better performance, soothe achy muscles, and provide antimicrobial healing. Using certain blends can help your body and mind by promoting clarity and focus. Essential oils can also be a non-toxic solution to stinky gear! The incorporation of essential oils into my training has been life changing. Essential oils for athletes are powerful, useful tools. No matter your sport, expertise, or skill level, there is an essential oil for you.

Prevent Injury With a Daily Shooter’s Workout

By: Becky Dolgener, Facilitator: Temple TX A Girl & A Gun Chapter Source: Beth Moses, Trainer Whether you’re active in competitive shooting or just getting started, the sport makes physical demands on our bodies that can lead to injury. Most injuries can be prevented by strengthening supporting muscles and being prepared physically for the demands […]

Keeping Hydrated in the Winter Months

As an Arctic surge moves down across the U.S. many areas of the country will be seeing record lows; however, shooters will still be heading out to matches and events at various gun ranges. AG & AG members who have attended Conference sessions with Lonestar Medic Caleb Causey know the importance of staying hydrated in […]