Strength

  • Perfect your plank with a world record holder

    Perfect your plank with a world record holder

    4th January 2017

    Meet the man with a heart of oak If you’ve ever tried to hold your body in a straight line, perched only on your toes and forearms, for a couple of minutes, be prepared to be amazed – and perhaps a little demoralised. A 51-year…

  • Protein Percentage: How much do you need?

    Protein Percentage: How much do you need?

    5th November 2015

      How much protein do you need to keep in tip-top condition and maximise your endurance performance? Andrew Hamilton looks at the recent evidence. Once upon a time, many athletes believed that the secret to sporting prowess was protein, and lots of it…

  • Build up for the Winter part 3: Step Up Drives and Chest Lifts

    Build up for the Winter part 3: Step Up Drives and Chest Lifts

    29th October 2015

    Part three of our guide. Words: Dominic Bliss Pictures: James Carnegie Expert: Christopher Smith Superset 5: Step-up Drives and Glute Bridge How to: For the step-up drives, stand and place one leg on a bench or log (or other suitable object), then drive upwards from…

  • Build up for the Winter Part  2: Squat Holds, Planks and Press Ups

    Build up for the Winter Part 2: Squat Holds, Planks and Press Ups

    28th October 2015

    Part 2 of our guide to adding strength during the winter months. Words: Dominic Bliss Pictures: James Carnegie Expert: Christopher Smith Superset 3: Squat Holds and Jumps How to: For the (isometric) squat hold, lower into a half squat and hold position for 30…

  • How to rope climb the Royal Marines’ way

    How to rope climb the Royal Marines’ way

    18th August 2015

    If you want to scale obstacles as if they were not there when you take on your next obstacle course then you’ll need good upper body strength… Rope climbing is a great way to develop this strength and to gain confidence with heights – not that…

  • 5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    5 things we learnt from climber, Shauna Coxsey

    14th January 2015

    If you love climbing, take some tips from a decorated athlete such as Shauna Coxsey. The rising star from Cheshire has already secured two first-place finishes in the Bouldering World Cup in 2014, as well as a third title at…