Weight Lifting

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  • A woman chopping food before going to the gym
    Life

    Here’s what experts recommend eating before strength training

  • Training to failure may be dangerous
    Workouts

    Why this common weight training technique could do more harm than good

  • strength-training-back-workout-prevent-pain-strong-women
    Workouts

    This three-move back workout will help ease aches and pains

Latest Stories

A woman doing a deadlift int he gym
Workouts

Build glute muscle with these simple weighted exercises

Grab your dumbbells and get lifting.

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Chloe Gray
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Wellbeing

We asked 58 women what makes them feel healthy. Their answers were surprisingly simple

Hint: dieting wasn't on the list.

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Chloe Gray
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Strength

What does lifting heavy weights really do to your brain?

A psychologist explains the effects of weight lifting on our mental health.

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Alice Porter
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Strength training makes us stronger, faster runners
Workouts

The one type of exercise you need to start doing to become a better, faster runner

It also makes you far less injury-prone, which is always a massive bonus.

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Miranda Larbi
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Chloe Gray
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“I asked three expert PTs how to get seriously strong in 2022 – this is what they said”

Make 2022 the year you finally break your plateau.

A woman doing a strong pose by curling her biceps against a brick wall
Workouts

The best way to enjoy exercise (yes, really)

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

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Chloe Gray
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Friends cheersing wine glasses in a pub garden after lockdown.
Life

“Will drinking ruin my fitness progress?”

Something to read before the alcohol haze of Twixmas.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman doing a deadlift with a barbell in the gym
Workouts

5 fundamental strength training exercises you should include in every workout

Who has the time for complicated sessions?

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Chloe Gray
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A woman doing a lunge with a barbell
Workouts

Want to build more muscle in less time? Try this training technique

Supersets, explained.

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Chloe Gray
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Strength

How to safely fail 4 common weight lifting moves

Learning how to bail out of a rep can help to prevent injury.

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Alice Porter
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woman deadlifting
Strength

“I reached my 100kg deadlift goal – this is the training I did to get there”

How I reached my one rep max target.

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Alice Porter
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Chloe Gray
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How to fix your ‘squatty deadlift’

Stop bending your knees and start moving your hips.

Nailing strength training techniques with a PT
Workouts

“I’m a qualified PT and fitness editor but I still make mistakes at the gym”

It doesn't matter how experienced you are, we all slip up.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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A woman doing a deadlift with a barbell in the gym
Workouts

Want to lift more in the gym? These 3 tips will help

The how, when and why of picking up heavier dumbbells.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Workouts

Is it better to do full-body workouts or body-part splits?

Strong Women’s fitness writer explains which she prefers for mental focus.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman doing bench press exercise
Workouts

Women avoiding bench pressing is a mistake – here’s why

Benching isn’t just for gym-bros.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman holding a balance ball
Workouts

Balance balls and wobble boards aren’t actually improving your stability

There’s a better way to build a stable body.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Woman drinking a protein shake on a running track
Strength

12 vegan protein powders that pass the taste and texture tests

Muscle building supplements that don’t compromise on flavour.

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Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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Want to build muscle? Try these superset workouts

No matter what your goal, supersets are here to help.

A woman doing a squat with a barbell
Workouts

The vital reason you need to pay attention to your joints (as well as your muscles) during exercise

And other joint rotations, explained.

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Chloe Gray
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