the joy of strength training


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Ladies who lift

» by November 24th, 2009 at 10:02 pm » Comments (13)

One of the nice things about going to national or international drug free powerlifting meets is that I get to catch up with the other female lifters. There aren’t many of us and we are scattered around the country. It’s mainly at competitions where we can renew our acquaintance and watch each other lift. I […]

On not making progress

» by November 18th, 2009 at 6:48 pm » Comments (18)

in which our heroine muses upon her results and resolves to improve them I’m just recently back from the World Drug Free Powerlifting Championships (sounds cool, huh?) in which I lifted more or less what I did at the Nationals seven months ago and ended up with a total which was 5kg less than in […]

Lifting and carrying – are you getting enough?

» by November 11th, 2009 at 1:25 am » Comments (11)

Hey, this functional training stuff really works! I’ve just spend the weekend moving house and apart from some help unloading  (including from my awesome 80-year-old aunty who is of a generation that could actually do stuff) I basically did it all myself. I was expecting to feel very tired and achey afterwards but this didn’t […]

Are you having a training experience?

» by November 3rd, 2009 at 8:54 pm » Comments (11)

I live in Newquay, the surf capital of the UK. Every year thousands of people come down to Newquay on holiday, wanting to learn to surf. Surfing looks really cool, the clothes are funky, surfers are hot and everyone wants a piece of the lifestyle for a few days. A typical surf lesson lasts 2 […]