THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE
Are you looking for tips and tricks to help you smash your goals, find out what myths need busting, and discussions on topics like stress management, pregnancy and mental health?
As a personal trainer, coach, business owner and human being, Grace tackles these topics and lots more, bringing her experience as a coach and fostering frank discussions with international experts and you, dear reader.
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- Strong Friends
- Exercise Types
- Resistance & Strength
- Mental Health
- Good News
- Pelvic Floor
Revisited! In our series on real talk about pregnancy, Dr Brandi Cole brings us the research and the science to break down exercise and pregnancy for us in a super interesting, in-depth long read. The article discusses how inactivity is a major risk factor, why it is important to get moving even if you never have before, what to look out for and some recommendations on types of movement.
Master of 7’s, Tag and women’s 15’s Rugby and one of the loveliest people you will meet, Garnet Mackinder is the ultimate modest powerhouse. Hear all about her journey in this week’s Strong Friends.
Female athletes not only battle their opponents, they also have to deal with their bodies going through a rollercoaster of hormone changes and symptoms every month which can affect their performance. Here are some top tips for athletes by writer Nancy Rones.
Ankles are often the silent cause for a variety of injuries and niggles in hips, knees and elsewhere. Here are 5 movements to get your ankles mobile.
Revisited: Men's systems play a very delicate balancing act between testosterone and oestrogen. Variances in either hormone level can cause a range of issues and symptoms from muscle weakness to loss of bone density to libido and fertility issues, mood disorders such as depression and cognition issues. Find out more about the symptoms and what you can do about it.
If you are feel a bit crappy all the time, have low energy, have frequent discomfort after eating or any myriad of other symptoms, it’s possible your gut is trying to tell you something. Gus Martin tells us how to reset our guts and get the whole body back on track.
Hacking my 2018 goal of more home cooking wasn’t easy but I found a way to make it part of my day to day in a realistic way that allows me to be consistent. My solution to more home cooking without the parts of home cooking that freak me out? Mindful Chef Recipes boxes.
Hey you! Not just for desk-sitters. If you’re a runner or play sport with lots of running, this is for you too. Actually, it’s for everyone really… All the tendons and muscles around the hips are the driving force for being able to walk, run or even stand up. They are often overlooked as the cause for other problems. Here are my fave hip opener exercises.
Injuries suck. And sometimes the getting better part can feel slow. But if you neglect the process now, you may find yourself with worse injuries down the line. I’m currently working through hamstring tendinopathy and it’s a slow process requiring a lot of patience that I don’t have. But if I want to play in the TAG Rugby World Cup I have to do it right!
Have you ever been given a single leg or single arm exercise and found it so easy that you wondered what exactly it was doing for you? Well, if it seems too good to be true... you know the drill. There's more to single limb training than meets the eye.
Meet Kate Mullaly, a Rugby League player, advocate of the game and superhuman levels of grit and resilience. Discover Kate’s story across the codes, through injury and all the way to the top.
A look back at my article on fun! Play, fun, hobbies, unstructured activities and doing stuff without expecting an outcome are all things that keep humans balanced, happy and connecting with others. It can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and many other ailments, particularly those related to old age. Fun AND good for your health? Yes!
If you’re playing in the European Touch Rugby Championships (or any tournament or competition) you’ll want to read this to get all the tips on recovering well.
Meet your Pelvic Floor (and also Strong Friend Danielle White). This is a crucial part of your body and we need to talk about it more often. Learn a little and meet Danielle along the way.
You’ve heard me tell you about chin ups a thousand times - and that’s because they are the ultimate strength movement. I taught a master class with StrongHer recently. Check it out!
Trekstock supports young adults dealing with cancer, giving them access to physical activity, healthy nutrition and plenty more. I was lucky to have been involved in one of their biggest events - Conquer the Tower. 35 floors, 877 stairs. Sounds pretty grueling but it's nothing compared to what people living with cancer go through every day. Find out more about the fantastic things Trekstock does.
Revisiting tips on how to look after your body and mind while you travel. It’s not about being stuck in the hotel gym while others are out enjoying themselves. Find that balance. If travel regularly disrupts your routine then your approach is a little different to that trip to the beach that you’ve been dreaming about for months.
Revisiting my article from last February on Sleep and Recovery as we'll be diving deeper into this topic over the coming months - Why is it so important? In the gym during training you cause stimulus to your body but the positive changes only occur when you are at rest and in recovery.