For years strength training has been synonymous with barbells and weight plates, but it’s certainly not the only way to go. Before we get into the nitty gritty around how to best build strength let's just be clear, strength building exercises are not just for bodybuilders.
How does lifting light weights for lots of repetitions compare to more traditional models of resistance training? We talk to Dr Nigel Harris, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science, about the benefits of lifting weights and how high repetition training could be the key to a stronger you.
Dedicating an hour or two of your day to exercise isn’t always an option. Sometimes things are just too busy, the day is just too short and your motivation too lacking. If this is the case, you don’t need to abandon exercise all together – 30 minutes is all you need.
There’s a smorgasbord of fitness ideas out there to help get you on the move. So, there’s no excuse to be in a “fitness rut”. Keep trying different fitness ideas until you find something that resonates with you. It’s also great for your muscles to move in varied ways. Here are 14 ways you can get moving today…