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Are you a stimulus junkie?

Are you a stimulus junkie?

Maybe you started going to the gym for physical gains, and somewhere along the way, you fell in love with how a killer session made you feel. On the positive side, you'll rarely lack motivation, consistency or work ethic.  However, you are the perfect candidate to train excessively - pushing yourself too hard, for too long, too often.

If you’re training harder than everybody else at your gym, but all those expected gains just aren’t coming, it could be your body’s way of telling you to back off- what you need, most likely has nothing to do with set/rep schemes or the fact that your glutes aren't activated. An extra hour in bed may be better than an extra hour on the treadmill.

If you’re a stress puppy, these are my top tips to make training work for your body, not against it.





The Psychology of Strength Training for Women: A Testimonial

The Psychology of Strength Training for Women: A Testimonial

"There is nothing more rewarding for me, as a female and as a trainer, in seeing women become empowered in their training, and then watching how this translates into the rest of their life".

This is something I truly believe, and I'm reassured that it really is the case when I get to see the results firsthand of women training with weights on a daily basis.  I asked one of my clients to tell me what being empowered is really all about.  Meet Lizzie - a high powered and high profile lawyer - one of a growing number of strong, capable and result driven females trying to survive and thrive in a cut throat corporate environment.  She had never set foot in a weights room before. I guarantee you'll be inspired!

Lower Body Training

Lower Body Training

It's not practice that makes perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect.  While it can be a battle of the wills between common sense and ego, mastering the basics can be the best bet for long-term progress and optimal performance. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the ways we can address imbalances and improve movement quality when training the lower body.