9 Top Strength Training Tips For Runners + Endurance Athletes

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You’re a runner, so surely pounding on your legs for miles a week constitutes as strength training, right? Nuh-uh, afraid not! Strength training for endurance athletes can help prevent injury, correct imbalances, and can enhance your movement economy plus there are also studies that show strength training can improve time-trial performances and even your VO2 max, so there’s definite benefits to adding in specific strength work to your training. View Post

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Three Months In | How I’m Doing With Self Employed Personal Training

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Sometimes I still have ‘pinch me’ moments about my life and career right now – of course it’s nowhere close to perfect and I have a long way to go, but I can’t believe that I’m now over three months in to my journey of self employment. I’ve had a think about my past few months as solely working as a Personal Trainer – read on to find out what I’ve learned during that time.

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The Benefits Of Reformer Pilates For Strength Athletes

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Reformer Pilates is something I’ve looked at many a time before and thought “that looks SO GOOD” but never got around to trying for one reason or another. When we moved to Withington I realised that the wonderful Holly Thrower’s studio was literally a 2 minute walk from our flat so it would have been rude not to try it out – and I’m so glad I did. Yes, I ached the day after (a lot!) but I felt a lot more conscious of how my body moved and felt I’d really made a difference.

Read on to find out the benefits of reformer Pilates specifically to strength athletes and why I’ll be going to see Holly each month from now on.

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Want To Try Aerial Hoop? Find Out What This Art Form Is + The Benefits

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Ever heard of aerial hoop? If you’re like me and enjoy finding new ways to move your body, then you’re going to LOVE this!

I tried aerial arts with a group of PT clients and friends as we were looking for something new to do, but the question I kept getting before our session was “what IS it?!” Honestly having never tried it before I wasn’t exactly sure, I just knew it looked fun! Really it’s an art form, but if it involves moving your body, having fun, and learning something new, then I’m 100% there. Read on to find out what aerial hoop is, what the benefits are, and how you can try it out.

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How Do Exceptional Athletes Sleep? 5 Habits From Those At The Top Of Their Game

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

Oh, I do love to sleep. Not only is it a time machine to breakfast, but the more and better quality of it I get, the better I feel. Studies show that athletes who sleep better perform better – especially if they get more sleep in the run-up to a competition – but what exactly does sleeping better mean? What night-time habits do exceptional athletes have to ensure their shut-eye is as effective as possible? Read on to find out about the sleep habits of Serena Williams, Katrin Davidsdottir, and more!

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This post is in conjunction with TEMPUR® but all thoughts, words and research are my own.

7 Things You Should Know Before You Climb Mount Snowdon For The First Time

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Are you thinking of climbing Snowdon for the very first time? It’s an achievable goal, but it’s no walk in the park, so read on before you start making your plans!

A few months ago I went on a big walk with my friend Laura, who said that she really wanted to climb Snowdon. “Well, let’s set a date then!”, I said, and thought absolutely no more of it. Mere days later there was a group chat, a date, and a beautiful cottage booked in the Welsh valleys, ready for a gang of girls to climb Mount Snowdon.

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Strongman For Beginners | What Is It + How To Start Strongman Training

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If the idea of throwing weird objects around and hitting heavy stuff with other heavy stuff piques your interest, then read on – I may just have the activity for you…

My Squatbot Squad events soft-launched in June with an aerial yoga session and launched fully last week with a big bang with a beginners’ strongman session, coached by the incredible Laura Hoggins of Biceps & Bronzer fame. I’ve done a bit of strongman before and thought I knew my stuff, but I learned so much about technique from Laura that I wanted to share more with you here!

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