Myth Debunked: The Fear of the Bulk
Contrary to popular opinion, lifting weights alone will not make you bulky
Many women shy away from heavy lifting as they believe it will make them seem bulky and masculine. This is not true! Lifting is essential for conditioning.
The stronger your muscles, the more fat you burn 24/7.
This isn't the only benefit to lifting weights. Stronger bones, better stability are just a few examples of the positive impact that correct strength training can have on your overall health.
So let's go out there and lift!
It's hard to avoid drinking at this time of year and it's also a time to let your hair down a bit so here are my tips for choosing the least worst drinks!
Here are my top ten tips for staying on track in the festive season, keeping that body and mind in a semi-functional state, while still enjoying yourself. Have all the fun while mitigating the January blues!
Meet Strong Friend Travis Young who tells his story of overcoming extreme challenges and not giving up. He still faces his demons every day and yet manages to be a positive force in people's lives.
Knowledge - the final piece of the R.O.C.K Principles Puzzle. As they say, knowledge is everything, knowledge is power. Keep learning about yourself, those around you and the world in general and you will always keep growing.
This year, my birthday present to myself was a pretty fantastic fitness retreat in Ibiza with my friends Felicity Cole and Gus Martin from The Life Project Adventures. Check out the pics and prepare to get jealous of all that sunshine.
Meet Sean Phillips: an excellent coach and no-fuss human who is all about trying to be good to others and help where he can. Read all about his story.
The results from our breakfast survey are in! We asked what a healthy breakfast means to you, whether you think your morning routine is ideal and lots more.
So by now we are all wised up on setting realistic goals, being realistic with yourself and how being organised can help stop you from making bad decisions. Consistency is essential to this process. The longer you are consistent with an activity the more likely it is for it to become a habit. This might take 6 days, 6 weeks or 6 years - but it's worth it.
Meet Strong Friend Victoria Fritz who you may know from the BBC News Desk. Victoria is a huge source of inspiration, a client and, most importantly a friend. Check out her story.
If you've been thinking about learning how to do chin ups (or even if you haven't!) check out my next 4 accessory exercises to help you get there.