Category Archives: Strength

Run Stronger, Get Faster – Training Plans

I get a lot of queries from people who want to get faster. If you know me, you’ll know that getting faster isn’t necessarily a focus of mine, but I’ve done it and more importantly, I know how to help … Continue reading

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Reasons to Strength Train

I told a guy I work with about my intensions to start strength training this week… and he asked me why. Why strength train? I’ve not really thought about this much this time around, as strength training has just become … Continue reading

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Wk8 – Upper Kettlebell Workout

I got home after work and fancied a wee cheeky home upper body kettlebell workout. No leg exercises (apart from the sumo squat which felt fine). 11 exercises below, 30 secs work,6 secs rest. 5 circuits = 40 minutes. 11 … Continue reading

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Wk6 – Super 8s Strength (Lower & Plyo)

5:00am this morning, the heating went on and I woke up. 5:55am, bleary eyed, I got up. 6:10am, I was dressed in my gym gear, out the door and in my car. 6:25am, I was outside the Commonwealth Arena ready … Continue reading

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Wk4 – Super 8s Lower Strength Workout

This morning I did the Lower split of my Super 8s Strength workout.  After getting to sleep at around 11pm, I oddly woke up, bright as a button at around 5am.  I ended up getting up and doing a few … Continue reading

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Wk4 – Super 8s Upper Strength Workout

After my Metafit course on Sunday, I decided that it would be a good idea to change my Super 8s Strength workout to encorporate more high intensity body weight exercises to really make me work hard, along with lifting heavy … Continue reading

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Wk3 – Super 8s Strength Workouts

I did my second 8s Strength Workout this morning, and I’ve updated it a little decided it would be more apt if it was called my Super 8s Strength Workout instead. 🙂 I was still a little sore (all over: chest, … Continue reading

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New 8s Strength Workout

I’ve come up with a new Strength Workout: designed to help me (and you if you want) become stronger by doing 8 simple exercises. To do the workout, you’ll ideally need barbells, dumbbells or kettlebells. If you want to do … Continue reading

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I’m staying out of the gym

I was really enjoying going to the gym towards the end of the 2012. I was going 3-4 times a weekend it was a good compliment to my running. I was going: Early mornings (630-730) Mon, Wed & Fri. And … Continue reading

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Full Body Strength Workouts

I was looking for a simple strength workout which involved compound movements and worked out my full body. I want one which I can do from home with 2 x 12kg kettlebells, and one for the gym if I fancy … Continue reading

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