Strength Training Archive

The Five Minute Squat Challenge

Test the limits of your strength and endurance as you attempt to squat as many reps as possible with your bodyweight on the bar the Five Minute Squat Challenge

Reflections On a Year Under the Bar

Some thoughts on a year spent barbell training, including lift progress, lessons learned and what's coming next.

A Quick Jargon Buster for the Barbell Arts

Can't tell your calf raise from your Clean & Jerk? Find out the difference between weightlifting, powerlifting, strength training and bodybuilding here.

A Two Day A Week Introductory Program for Strength Training – Part 3

The second part of our 2-day-a-week beginner program for strength training covers what to do if your progress stops, moving off the program and advice on lifting shoes, clothing and equipment.

A Two Day A Week Introductory Program for Strength Training – Part 2

The second part of our 2-day-a-week beginner program focuses on how to perform the lifts correctly and how you can make adjustments to the program to account for personal circumstances and goals.

A Two Day A Week Introductory Program for Strength Training – Part 1

A two-day-a-week novice program for those new to strength training. Ideal for people who want to integrate strength work into their existing exercise regime.