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Callus care and why gloves are for sissies

» by December 6th, 2010 at 10:01 pm » Comments (30)

How to take care of weight training calluses to prevent rips and blisters and why wearing gloves is not recommended for most trainees.

Why you shouldn’t train in front of a mirror

» by October 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am » Comments (19)

Two important reasons why training in front of a mirror will hurt your lifting.

Does lifting more always mean you get stronger?

» by August 22nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm » Comments (21)

How to vary intensity in the training cycle to continue getting stronger. Examples from weightlifting, powerlifting and strongman.

Basic barbell programmes reviewed

» by August 9th, 2010 at 10:37 pm » Comments (61)

Independent review of popular barbell programmes such as Starting Strength,Wendler’s 5/3/1 and Stronglifts.

You know you’re a strength addict when…

» by August 6th, 2010 at 9:56 pm » Comments (12)

Thirty ways to tell you’re a strength addict!

Be playful

» by July 5th, 2010 at 12:18 am » Comments (10)

Opportunities for play are never more present than in these long, hot days of summer – of which we in the UK have been enjoying many recently and I hope you are too, wherever you are. This weekend I went to a garden party featuring a ‘summer olympics’ of mad games including such classics as […]

Ladies Who Lift – the workshops!

» by May 7th, 2010 at 6:54 pm » Comments (10)

All the fabulous photos by Helen Armstrong Earlier this year I was approached by a young woman called Chantelle who had been lifting weights for a few years, loved it and now wanted to share her passion for lifting heavy things with other women. Chantelle wanted to set up a series of weight training workshops […]

Five secrets of more effective training

» by May 5th, 2010 at 4:33 pm » Comments (7)

Five training ideas that will make a difference to progress: speed work, recovery, testing, deloading and carrying.

Gubernatrix manifesto

» by April 28th, 2010 at 3:02 pm » Comments (12)

Strength training is not just for one segment of the population (male, active, 25-50 years old) and the content on reflects this.

Spring has sprung!

» by April 8th, 2010 at 10:06 pm » Comments (0)

Folks, just want to remind you about my newsletter as I’ve just sent out the April edition. You can see the latest newsletter and all previous newsletters by clicking on the News tab above. You can also, of course, sign up to receive my monthly newsletter, saving you the bother of visiting the website in […]