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Why should Endurance Runners Strength train?

By Emily Woollard I have been strength training for nearly 3 years, prior to this I played Netball to Regional level and although within my training I have worked on power, speed and high intensity workouts I have never done any specific long distance running training. After competing in a few obstacle course events such as Commando Challenge and Tuff …

Women and Strength training - Part 2

Women and Strength training – Part 2

Following on from the previous post here are some guidelines to kick start your training for strength. Let’s get one thing straight from the start. There are no Womans exercises and Mens exercises. The presumption that women should be performing different movements or training with ultra light weights (i.e. the pink and baby blue 1kg dumbbells in the dusty corner …

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The Squat debate

There was an article I saw posted by a few trainers on social networking sites about hip mobility and the squat. It was actually a very good article and well written. The problem came when people completely missed the point of the article and took it as a reason not to squat. One trainer said and I loosely quote “squatting …

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Women and Strength Training. Part 1.

Having a young daughter myself I hope this subject is a thing of the past by the time she has grown up. There are a lot of misconceptions with training and women. A lot of these have been proven to be wrong yet our culture and society refuse to let them go. This point was driven home to me while …