For all the good things that sport offers to athletes, there is also an increased risk for eating disorders. A complicated relationship between ourselves and food is characteristic of most Americans. Problematic eating habits may even be more of a norm than an exception and eating disorders are prevalent throughout our our society in general. Continue reading “Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?”
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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?”
Your Body Image & The Gym
Does the gym scare? Do you feel judged? How to get past self consciousness and start your healthy habits.
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”