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If Gandhi can…

» by July 5th, 2013 at 2:46 pm » Comments (8)

Folks, please welcome guest blogger Kate Taylor. Kate is a personal trainer who is currently working with me as her career mentor. She aims to chart her progress and hone her writing skills along the way. Enjoy her first post and leave your comments and feedback below. Becoming a protégé Have you ever wondered how the […]



10 bodyweight strength goals for women

» by July 17th, 2012 at 10:48 am » Comments (20)

There’s something magical about being able to chuck your own bodyweight or its equivalent around in a variety of ways! It makes you feel strong, able, agile and athletic. If you can push, pull and otherwise move your body around, you’re self sufficient in movement. So if you are looking for a goal or you just […]



Women’s lifting – will it ever really take off?

» by February 27th, 2012 at 1:51 pm » Comments (36)

Women’s weight training, present and future. A look at recent progress and what still needs to change in order to get more women enjoying weight training.



Coping with negative comments about your diet

» by January 24th, 2012 at 2:43 pm » Comments (33)

Strategies to deal with negative comments about your healthy diet



Be different

» by October 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm » Comments (20)

If you are reading this article, on this website, you are already craving something more than a run-of-the-mill training experience. Being different is a good thing, but that is often one of the hardest things to convince people when they start training. There’s an interesting assumption that what everyone else is doing is right – […]



Are you fit to train?

» by March 7th, 2011 at 11:01 pm » Comments (7)

Strength athletes often underestimate the importance of being ‘fit to train’. Here are the essential warning signs that you may need to improve your training fitness.



Benefits of walking

» by September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm » Comments (27)

Walking has been underrated as exercise in the drive for ever shorter workouts. But are we missing out by focussing so much on time efficiency?



Hard work beats raw talent

» by September 19th, 2010 at 10:46 pm » Comments (16)

When you take up a new sport later in life as an adult, it can be disheartening to see other people, perhaps younger than yourself, pick up the skills and make progress much faster than you.  Or to see people who have received the top of their sport at an unbelievably young age. How is […]



Women: please stop underestimating yourselves

» by August 1st, 2010 at 9:57 pm » Comments (7)

This is a guest post by Josh Hanagarne of World’s Strongest Librarian and The Strength Rules. Josh is a heartfelt ambassador of strength and here he provides yet more positive ammunition in the war against weakness! Read on and be inspired. I live in America. I like it, but in my opinion, we do not […]



Femininity and muscle

» by July 11th, 2010 at 6:57 pm » Comments (40)

Let’s break the false link between building muscle and becoming less feminine. Women have muscles, it’s a physiological fact, and if we want to do anything useful or impressive with them and look sexy to boot, we’d better start training them! Here is an incident that happened to me recently. I was talking to a […]