Ode To The Strength Circuit

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

Training and Your Pelvic Floor

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.

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If You Can’t Sit Less, Sit Differently

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:

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Understanding Programming: Volume, Intensity & Stress

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.

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Getting Stronger with Bristol Women Climbers

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.

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