“Sleep has been recognised as one of the most effective recovery strategies, it is often neglected by many." - Shannon O’Donnell. The time between training sessions is when we get stronger and fitter; sleep helps us consolidate technical skills from training as well as repair muscles.
We sat down with Emma Storey-Gordon, personal trainer and nutritionist, to discuss protein needs for training. We discuss how much protein we should be eating, how to space protein throughout the day to optimise muscle protein synthesis, and her take on fasted training.Continue Reading
We sat down with Tyla, Weightlifting and CrossFit Coach, to discuss her journey with fuelling for performance. She realised her performance and recovery were being held back by her nutrition. Upping her carb intake, spreading protein evenly across all meals, and eating four-five times a day has been game-changing.Continue Reading
Gyms are reopening. For many of us, we haven’t had access to a fully-equipped training space for months, possibly even a year. Navigating the shift back to mixed environment training shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here we share our Back Under The Bar Toolkit - advice from female coaches, gym owners, and personal trainers, on what to consider as you start transitioning back to the gym.Continue Reading
We spoke to 17-year old Emily Sweeney, an elite Olympic weightlifter. She has spent the last year working on Olympic lifting in her garage and continues to progress in her lifts. In the English Championships, held virtually in February, she hit an 80kg snatch and 100kg Clean and Jerk.Continue Reading