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Are you ready for strongwoman?

» by June 1st, 2012 at 1:04 pm » Comments (5)

It’s strongman season! I’ve just written a guest post for VikingR clothing on strongwoman. Read it here. More from gubernatrix What’s the difference between powerlifting, olympic weightlifting and strongman? Strength revelations: what I’ve learned from strongman

Ladies Who Lift (and men who lift too)

» by May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm » Comments (6)

It has been crazy busy over here at gubernatrix HQ and I apologise for the lack of posts in April. Hopefully you were too busy enjoying the unseasonably warm weather to mind! Anyway, let me bring you up to date with a couple of exciting projects. First up: Ladies Who Lift: the 6-week beginners weight […]

World’s top strongmen come to London

» by January 26th, 2011 at 10:34 pm » Comments (6)

The world’s top strongmen are competing in London at the IFBB Grand Prix Fitness Expo in March 2011. Read about it here.

What’s the difference between powerlifting, olympic weightlifting and strongman?

» by October 17th, 2010 at 11:49 pm » Comments (29)

All you need to know about powerlifting, olympic weightlifting and strongman – the events, how to learn, how to compete

Review: World’s Strongest Man Experience

» by June 11th, 2010 at 10:47 pm » Comments (5)

Review of the World’s Strongest Man Experience in May 2010 at Excel, London. A great day out for strength fans!

Strength revelations: what I’ve learned from strongman

» by December 2nd, 2009 at 12:07 am » Comments (19)

Photo credit: Chris Barclay Often trying something new can make certain movements, concepts or sensations really click for you. Recently I had a go at a Strength & Power event – inspired by strongman but scaled for all weight classes. I turned out to be the only female in the event, competing against the guys […]

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 […]

Save Britain’s Strongest Man!

» by April 11th, 2009 at 11:26 am » Comments (24)

Apparently Channel 5 have decided they no longer want to show Britain’s Strongest Man. A petition has been started to persuade the channel to keep it on. Sign the petition I am sure there are plenty of BSM fans out there who have enjoyed watching the competition. Strongman as a spectator sport has broad appeal. It […]