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Testing your one rep max

» by August 28th, 2009 at 12:01 am » Comments (25)

To test your one rep max on the power lifts or the olympic lifts, follow these simple principles. Find out when the best time is to test your one rep max and why it is useful to do this on a regular basis.

A girl’s guide to choosing a kettlebell

» by August 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm » Comments (2)

Choosing the right weight of kettlebell is easy. Think about the basic moves you will be doing. The reality is that you will probably need one bell to swing and one to press and snatch.

Your thoughts: performance enhancing drugs

» by August 20th, 2009 at 1:03 am » Comments (23)

Yes I know it’s another hoary old chestnut but there’s a reason why: it’s a fascinating, annoying, intriguing, frustrating, astonishing, awkward and curious topic. The issue of performance enhancing drugs has popped up again because of the World Athletics Championships (which I have been glued to all week since I am off work), but it […]

Mystery of the squat

» by August 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am » Comments (22)

At the time of writing I have not written a ‘how to’ on the squat, although I’ve written one for most of the other major exercises. This is because to me, it is a huge topic and I am not sure how I would approach it and attempt to do it justice. So instead, I […]

Review: Strength Rituals DVD

» by August 6th, 2009 at 10:51 am » Comments (16)

Gushing reviews are not, I hope, what you have come to expect on this website. I like to think my style is measured and discerning. Well I’m sorry folks you are going to have to put up with a bit of girly gush because I love this DVD!! I’ve never seen anything that has made […]

Quick and dirty push ups

» by August 4th, 2009 at 11:12 pm » Comments (4)

What happened to summer?! Here in the UK we’re into August and still hardly any sunshine. I usually train outdoors but even the hardiest of fitness fanatics would have been discouraged by the downpoars we have been experiencing recently. So I got in a quick workout indoors in my tiny flat and I thought I […]