Strength

From fitness news and expert-led nutritional advice to effective workout tips, Strong Women is where you'll find everything you need to become stronger tomorrow than you are today.

  • A woman cracking an egg into a pan
    Nutrition

    Does everyone really need to eat more protein?

  • Woman wearing blue trainers, patterned leggings and pink top performing a squat in a gym studio.
    Strength

    What the hell is a buttwink and should you worry about it in your workouts?

  • A woman smiling at a barbell
    Workouts

    Why the small wins in our workouts are still worth celebrating

Latest Stories

Two glasses against purple background, with a spoonfull of collagen resting on the rim of one glass..
Nutrition

Could collagen be the key to a stronger body?

We asked an expert if the supplement can protect joints and build muscle.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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woman performing lunge in her sun-lit living room while looking at laptop screen.
Workouts

The best type of yoga depending on your running style

Sprinters and long-distance runners shouldn't stretch the same.

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
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Smiling woman in gym lifting
Workouts

Experts say functional core training is the key to stronger abs

Improve stability and strength with these moves.

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
Published
Learning Krav Maga after a robbery made me stronger than ever.
Workouts

“How learning Krav Maga after surviving an armed robbery helped me to live fear-free"

What you don’t know can hurt you.

Posted by
Tayla Blaire
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Jennifer Burns
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“I’ve never been as fit as when I used to run up the stairs in my office”

Stair running is the free, simple but killer cardio workout that you need this autumn.

buddhist koans
Wellbeing

Refresh your meditation practice using Buddhist koans

An ex-Buddhist monk explains how to use the ‘mindful workout’.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Woman stretching after running
Strength

4 post-run yoga stretches you can do soothe and avoid aching legs

And they’re beginner friendly.

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
Published
A woman checking her fitness tracker
Strength

“I’ve given up trying to hit 10,000 steps a day (and you probably should, too)”

Read this if your fitness tracker is shouting at you to move.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
A close up of a womans foot in trainers and her hands cupping a sore ankle
Workouts

Prevent painful ankles with these 3 expert tips

Running, jumping and HIIT can be big causes.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
A woman clapping her hands together with chalk in front of a barbell
Workouts

“I’m over being sexualised for working out”

Testosterone isn’t an excuse for predatory behaviour.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Why yoga is for everyone, regardless of race, age or gender.
Wellbeing

“I’m a yoga teacher and I can’t do half the poses that some plus-size yogis are able to do”

Whatever the Instagrammers might have you believe, yoga should be adapted to accommodate all body types.

Posted by
Donna Noble
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Florie Mwanza
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“Lockdown stole my motivation, but learning how to skateboard taught me how to enjoy fitness again”

“I couldn’t muster up the motivation to work out from home, so I picked up an outdoor fitness hobby instead.”

Emma Obayuvana doing a scorpion stretch for hips and back
Workouts

Nothing stretches tight hips and lower back like a scorpion stretch

Get ready for a killer release.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Women of colour like me are finding solidarity and support in female-led cycling clubs.
Wellbeing

“How women of colour like me are finding strength and safety in female-only cycle clubs”

Cycling is often seen as a pale and male sport – but Evolve is challenging that.

Posted by
Aasiya Versi
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images of woman wearing black leggings and pink trainers walking on a treadmill
Workouts

We asked the experts if TikTok’s viral walking workout can actually improve your fitness

Is this viral treadmill workout as good as its TikTok devotees say?

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
Published
woman drawing at home
Wellbeing

Mindful drawing is the perfect alternative to meditation – here’s how to do it

It’s great for people who struggle to sit still.

Posted by
Alice Porter
Published
Tired woman with blonde hair sitting down and wiping her brow with a towel in a fitness studio
Strength

Gym burnout: how to tell when you’re pushing your body too hard

Feeling lethargic? Experiencing muscle pain? Trouble sleeping? Mood swings? You could be suffering from workout burnout.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Emma Raducunu at the US Open smiling afte winning her match
Strength

“No pressure at all”: Emma Raducanu is delightfully chill as she makes the US Open final

The 18-year-old is making history during her second ever grand slam.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Jessica Harris
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3 exercises for strengthening your breathing muscles

Never thought about bolstering your lung health? Here’s why you need to devote time to it.

Giving up the idea of the 'perfect' body by the time you're 30
Wellbeing

“Why I gave up trying to get my perfect body before turning 30”

Think you’ve got to get shred before it’s too late? Think again.

Posted by
Grace Hetherington
Published