Improve your weight lifting by following these simple tips. Improve squat, deadlift, pull up, snatch, clean and jerk and many more. Get stronger, banish your weaknesses!
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The four most important concepts in weight training for beginners to understand are: progressive resistance; movements not muscles; tempo; and high intensity weight training.
Is stretching necessary in a workout and what type of stretching should you do?
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 [...]
Due to the great success of the first WonderBar women’s strength training workshop, we now have three more dates in the diary – and three different workshops for you to expand your strength skills! For those of you who missed the last one, WonderBar is a joint venture between my Gubernatrix/Ladies Who Lift projects and Crossfit London. [...]
WonderBar! is a women-only masterclass on real strength training – by women, for women. I’ve been asked to help instruct the afternoon, along with female trainers from Crossfit London. I can’t wait to meet a new host of women wanting to get into strength training! The class is on Saturday 19th May in London. This [...]
Once again the issue of too many people wanting to use the only squat rack in the gym rears its head on an internet forum. This old chestnut crops up time and again but I was inspired to write about it because it reveals an example of what I think is one of the great pleasures of strength [...]
How to get inspired and motivated by looking beyond the comfy confines of your local gym. What are the best doing?
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.
How to take care of weight training calluses to prevent rips and blisters and why wearing gloves is not recommended for most trainees.