It is fact that men can lift more absolute weight than women can. They are bigger than us right? However even if we compare men and women who weigh the same, the men's Olympic world record is 169KG vs the women's 123KG in the 69KG weight category. As a general rule women are 2/3 as strong as men. However when adjusted for free fat mass, i.e. you strip everything but the muscle away, the differences disappear. The difference in size between men and women starts to accelerate a
Machine weights might seem like a good idea to ease yourself into strength work but it's like trying to use an exercise bike learn how to ride a bike outdoors. It doesn't quite add up. Whilst the exercises may look similar to doing them with free weights they are worlds apart. 1. There is no stability involved Free weights challenge so many more muscles than machines as you have to balance whilst you are working. You are often sitting when using machines and isolating one mus
Following on from my yoga vs. Pilates article where I described how if you are hypermobile or 'too bendy' yoga might not be the best option for you. But how do you know if you are hypermobile? There are a few quick checks which physio's use that can give you an idea of how flexible you are, which is called the Beighton score. You get point for each one that you can do to give you a total out of 9: 1. Can you bend forwards and put your hands flat on the floor without bending y
I had told myself I wouldn’t take Dublin seriously as it was an ‘extra’ marathon I hadn’t planned to do after Berlin, but my friend Hannah was doing it and it seemed like a good idea to combine the run with a trip to Dublin.
Dublin is known as the friendly marathon and I would have to agree. Having said Berlin’s crowds were sub par to London, Dublin’s still weren’t as big but boy were they loud! From the craic at the start to the variety of treats on offer from locals arou