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August 19, 2017

With so many of us struggling to fit workouts in we'll often combine strength work with cardio when we get the chance, but could this mean you get less from your exercise? There is a notion called the interference effect which describes that when you combine weights an...

August 11, 2017

Following on from what to do with back pain, I've put together some practical tips on how to prevent back pain starting in the first place. I've broken this down into the areas I think you should focus on to have a future proof back...

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July 31, 2017

Around 50% of runners will get injured at some point. With it being such a simple sport you would think runners are at less risk of issues but unfortunately it remains a high risk sport for injuries. Having said that there are simple steps you can take to prevent probl...

July 4, 2017

Are you actively stopping yourself from getting stronger?

It still doesn't appear to come naturally for women to include heavy weight training in their programme when compared to men. In this article we will explore the barriers that women face and some of the history b...

June 8, 2017

Does this picture make you take a sharp intake of breath?

As with anything pregnancy related there are thousands of opinions and contradictory statements on what women should do. Strength training however has some pretty clear guidelines, so why do pictures like this of...

June 5, 2017

It is a fact that 60-70% of us will experience back pain throughout our lives. It is the 2nd most common reason for time off work behind the common cold. The majority of times it is not down to a structural issue so when it is something to worry about and when can you...

May 14, 2017

It is commonly known that women’s hormones fluctuate throughout the month during the menstrual cycle. These hormones are partly responsible for the creation and breakdown of muscle, regulating energy levels, mood swings and sleep function so if there are peaks and trou...

May 9, 2017

The female triad is not a gang of ninja women! It can be a serious consequence of overtraining, so how do you know if it's affecting you?

Some questions to ask yourself that might mean your current routine could be damaging your body:

  • Do you feel pressure to lose wei...

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