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Review: The complete guide to training with free weights

» by February 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm » Comments (5)

The Complete Guide to Training with Free Weights by Graeme Marsh was published in 2008 and is part of the Complete Guides series from A&C Black, which also includes Anita Bean’s The Complete Guide to Strength Training. It is great to see a text book dedicated to free weight training that is designed to have broad appeal. […]

The toning problem: why women are missing out when it comes to weight training

» by February 22nd, 2009 at 1:17 pm » Comments (37)

I have lost count of the number of women who say to me, “I don’t want to do weight lifting, I just want to tone up a bit.” I am sure that many of you have heard the same sort of thing and as people who understand the benefits of weight training you want to […]

Speed work

» by February 16th, 2009 at 6:16 pm » Comments (7)

Since the beginning of 2009 I have been incorporating speed work into my training and it has brought a valuable new dimension to my powerlifting. Speed work has been around for many years and has been popular in the powerlifting world since it was so enthusiastically utilised by Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell. However I […]