Been working out at home? Unless you’re a lucky sucker with a home gym, coming back to your pre-quarantine training is going to be a shock to the system. Yep, we might be little sore. But what is that soreness? Is it a good thing, or not? That ache in your muscles after a workoutContinue reading “Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?”
Does the gym scare? Do you feel judged? How to get past self consciousness and start your healthy habits.
It has been 2 years since I sat down at a keyboard to write for my blog. Shameful. Unforgivable. I have reasons and excuses. But let’s leave it at I’m sitting here in a different continent in a new and still not totally furnished home contentedly looking back over a 2 years of challenges andContinue reading “For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!”
‘Can you read my mind?’ some uncomfortable folks ask, with fear and curiosity, when they know I am a psychologist. Erm, no, psychology is less about magic and more about science. But I do understand where this comes from – the perhaps more mysterious sounding parts of psychology’s history and work. The little bit frighteningContinue reading “Un-Tapped Potential: Your unconscious as a resource for performance”
I recently shared a coffee with weightlifting legend, Giles Greenwood, to discuss the phenomenon of lifters failing at a mere kilogram above the weight they have marked out as their personal best. Giles has enjoyed a long and successful competitive career in weightlifting, representing Great Britain and winning a gold medal for snatch in theContinue reading “Getting past your lifting plateaus: A conversation with Giles Greenwood”