A collection of the Strong Friends interviews from the Strong Words blog. Enjoy!
We talk a lot about preparation and reducing risk of injury, but what does all that look like in real life? Well, in my case, it looks like cramming too much stuff in and not taking a moment to breathe. And sometimes, the end result is a preventable injury.
We did it! 30km Jurassic Coast Hike and £25,000 raised for Trekstock’s 10th Anniversary. It was a tough day with gale force winds and steep climbs, but we made it in the end and now all have a story to tell.
Using well-rounded training to get results! It’s not just about one thing. Resistance training, running, playing sports and yoga help me achieve results and keep improving. AND I don’t get bored! Variety is the spice of life after-all.
Grip Strength is often a restrictor for people. Find out about the various grips and how to work on your grip strength to help you get ahead in the gym.
Sunshine and Vitamin D - why it's important and how you can get it.
Let’s talk scap retractions and why I love them. You’ll be surprised at how this simple movement can drastically enhance your posture and the efficacy of your training.
A couple of pointers if you’re about to set out on a hike! I’m doing the Jurassic Coast Challenge for Trekstock. It’ll be a full day of hiking and I can’t wait.
Checking in on how I’m coping with depression since one of my major episodes in 2017. It is a work in progress but I am building my coping mechanisms and getting stronger every time. I’ve come so far and there is no going back.
When you are starving and stressed and in a rush and you get to the store to grab something - this is the danger zone. It's so easy to grab a bag of crisps and a soft drink and keep hustling. We know it's not good for us but at that point in time, rational thought isn't exactly happening. Here is a list of snacks that will help you fuel up.
The answer is that there is no simple answer. But here are a couple of thoughts to help you get there, starting with reframing what training means to you and changing the level of importance from “I can just cancel this session, I’m too busy” to “If I don’t train, I will get sick and won’t be able to work at all”.