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Why women should train with weights

» by October 31st, 2007 at 11:30 pm » Comments (8)

Many women are reluctant to get into weight training or if they do, are reluctant to progress and lift heavier weights for fear of looking like a female bodybuilder! Well, let’s deal with that one right up front. Looks If you train with weights, you will look better than ever! You won’t get big – […]

How to do pull-ups

» by October 31st, 2007 at 10:56 pm » Comments (2)

There is absolutely no reason why you, dear reader, can’t train to do a pull-up. It’s not easy, but it is achievable. Men are usually slightly better equipped for pull-ups as they naturally have more muscle mass and upper body strength but most of them find pull-ups one of the toughest exercises as well. Although […]

Tactical Strength Challenge

» by October 31st, 2007 at 10:34 pm » Comments (1)

I saw a snippet about the Tactical Strength Challenge competition in Ultra Fit magazine. There are three events: deadlift, pull-up and kettlebell snatch. According to the website, the purpose of the Tactical Strength Challenge is to test absolute strength (deadlift), bodyweight-relative strength (pull-ups), and cardiovascular endurance (kettlebell snatches). The three events test a trade-off between […]

Fitness assessment – October 2007

» by October 31st, 2007 at 8:37 pm » Comments (0)

I am back in the gym this autumn after a spring and summer of outdoor sports and activities. I moved down from London to Cornwall in the summer and I have just recently joined a new gym. They were offering free fitness assessments so I thought I would take advantage and see where I am […]