Our brilliant member Leila Gamaz reminisces about her favourite of the regular classes… When you arrive at Bristol Co-operative Gym (BCG), you enter a Grade II listed building and stand in front of a stage. A vast plyboard floor and a series of old sofas and chairs lies between you and it. For the last… Continue reading Ode To The Strength Circuit
Last year we hosted a Pelvic Floor Health Café with Helen Hodder, a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor function. Our coach Guy has written up his notes from the workshop, with an introduction to the pelvic floor, how to develop control of these muscles, and how to apply this knowledge in your strength training.
Our member Steph shares some thoughts about going to a normal gym after attending our Strength Circuit sessions.
Our coach Guy presents the anthropologist Gordon W. Hewes’s pioneering work from the 1950s that explored resting postures across the world, and relates it back to our working lives and an exciting workshop we’re hosting in a couple of weeks:
In this wonderful article, Alex Holding introduces the foundational principles behind any effective training programme. This is highly, highly recommended reading for making sense of your programme sheet and informing your training in general.
Rock climbing is a great way of developing strength and we are fortunate in Bristol to have some great indoor centres and outdoor routes. Steph Weise tells us about her training with Bristol Women Climbers, and why she enjoys climbing so much.
Here’s a great resource for Bristol-based runners / walkers – a whole load of suggested routes on local footpaths, arranged by distance. Enjoy!
A rambling post about the principle of specificity in strength training by way of the decathlon, models of periodisation, and Lara Croft.
Ten ways I made my running training more bearable.