Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?

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?”

For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!

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!”

Un-Tapped Potential: Your unconscious as a resource for performance

‘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”

Getting past your lifting plateaus: A conversation with Giles Greenwood

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”