Strength Training

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  • “How I went from the kid who didn't like sport to weightlifting 100kg”
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    “How I went from the kid who didn't like sport to lifting 100kg”

  • A woman on a spin bike laughing in gym activewear.
    Workouts

    How to get back to exercise if you've let your training slide

  • A woman holding a kettlebell on her shoulder in the gym.
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    Are you strength training too much, or not enough?

Latest Stories

Woman exercising in hot weather
Strong Women

A handy guide to exercising in a heatwave

Keep safe during the hot weather.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Strength training mobility
Workouts

Does strength training make you less flexible?

Lifting weights may make us stronger but do we have to choose between strength and mobility?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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What age does muscle mass start to decline
Wellbeing

At what age do we start to lose muscle mass and strength?

We may be smashing fitness goals now but at some point, we're going to start losing muscle mass. Here's how to stay strong in the face of ageing.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
Stylist fitness writer Chloe Gray next to a squat rack with a barbell.
Workouts

“I’ll never love running – and you can’t convince me otherwise”

It’s hard to admit you hate one of the most loved sports when you work in the industry, but it’s time fitness writer Chloe Gray spoke out.

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Chloe Gray
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Kayleigh Dray
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“I decided to brave the beginners’ 100 squats challenge – here’s what happened”

One writer takes on the ultimate glutes challenge.

A woman bending over with a barbell in hand to do a deadlift
Strong Women

Deadlift your way to stronger glutes

Everything you need to know about the muscle building move.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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American kettlebell swing how to
Workouts

Move of the week: American kettlebell swing – the ultimate full-body mover

If you've got a kettlebell, this is *the* fundamental move for strengthening the posterior chain.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Meg Boggs next to a rowing machine smiling while she wipes her face with a towel.
Workouts

How to fall in love with exercise (yes, really)

Fitness influencer Meg Boggs explains how to move in a way that works for you.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Strength training woman barbell
Wellbeing

How to build strong bones now so you don't have to worry later

Bone strength is vital to keeping us mobile for longer, so here's how to train and eat your way to stronger bones.

Posted by
Parisa Hashempour
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A woman doing a lunge with kettlebells in a gym.
Workouts

Why trainers are calling out this common technique tip

The newly researched way will actually protect your joints.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Two women in the gym sat on the floor laughing and talking to each other.
Workouts

12 habits all gym-goers have (but might not admit to)

Do you even lift if you don’t do one of these?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Miranda Larbi
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Move of the week: bicep curl – for arms that can lift, push and pull

There can't be a more fundamental upper body strength move than the bicep curl – but getting it right isn't so simple.

Roller skating exercises
Workouts

Crush your roller skating goals with these 6 strength exercises

Want to get better at roller skating? Then you'll need to get stronger

Posted by
Natalie DeRatt
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Joan McDonald standing on a swing set in activewear.
Strong Women

A 74-year-old fitness influencer shares her most important life lessons

Nuggets of wisdom from septuagenarian weight lifter Joan McDonald.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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5 strength exercises that will help you to run faster, longer and stronger
Workouts

5 simple strength exercises that will make you a better runner

To run faster, longer and stronger, you don't have to run more – you need to start strength training

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
Published
A woman kissing her bicep after training in the gym.
Life

How long does it really take to build muscle?

Back to the gym? Here’s when you should expect results.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Woman doing a push up outside
Workouts

5 ways to chart strength that have nothing to do with weight loss

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing proof that you’re getting fitter and stronger.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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A woman in shorts and a crop top putting plates on a barbell
Workouts

How a ‘deload’ week can help you get stronger by doing less

Forget rest days – try a rest week.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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Fitness class sales have soared post-lockdown – here’s why people love them

Classes are about community as well as your training.

How to split squat
Workouts

Move of the week: split squat for stronger quads

Split squats are like lunges but static, meaning that they're easier to progressively overload.

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Miranda Larbi
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