Balance training 2.0

When you’re young, losing your balance isn’t a big deal. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off and you put a band-aid on your boo boo. If you’re lucky, your mum will kiss it better for you too.     However, when you get older, losing your balance becomes a very big deal. Let these … Continue reading Balance training 2.0

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The carry cure

Note- This post first appeared here.  This is the unedited version.  At first glance, the farmer’s carry seems simple. You pick up a heavy weight and walk. However, when you’re performing this (You do, right?) you come to the quick realization that it’s hard. Very, very hard. Your shoulders ache, your grip starts to fail … Continue reading The carry cure

The biggest gym mistake

There is only one way to learn (in my experience) and that’s the hard way. If you didn’t suffer, you’d keep on making the same mistakes repeatedly, right? I think mistakes and the repercussions afterwards are the universe's little reminders never to do it again. However, if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up making … Continue reading The biggest gym mistake

The best exercise you’re not doing

This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is the seated thoracic (upper back) extensions. You should do this because–  this exercise helps prevent a rounded upper back /shoulders which is a by product of sitting slumped in … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing

The best exercise you’re not doing……..

This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is Swiss ball hip extension/hamstring curl. Thanks to Molly Galbraith the co founder of Girls Gone Strong for the video. You should do this because– we tend to forget … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing……..

The best exercise you’re not doing…….

This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is adductor rocking courtesy of Tim Anderson of Original Strength. You should do this because–  those  inner thigh muscles are quite large and they do get neglected (out of sight, … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing…….

Balance training for lifters

I’m a reformed meathead. I used to declare every Monday as chest and arms day, grunted heavily while curling in the squat rack and thought everyone who did lunges should just squat. I thought working out was about moving the most weight and getting checked out by the ladies, hopefully at the same time. After … Continue reading Balance training for lifters