From the Archives : Women and Weight

Kelly Mills
Kelly Mills.
I'm travelling for a couple of weeks (back around June 8). In the meantime, here are a few hidden gems from the archives.


Women and Weight. No, Not the Kind You Worry About, the Kind You Pick Up. Or Should.

Kelly Mills

Okay, am here with barbell in hand to answer your top five burning questions about women and weight training. Because while many guys are spending hours in the gym doing bicep curls and shrugs in front of the mirror, many women are camping out on the cardio equipment and rarely lifting anything heavier than a cup of coffee. So here's everything you ever wanted to know about weight training, as long as these five questions were all you ever wanted to know. Ahem. Let's begin.

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Looks like the weight's about right.

Old Habits Die Hard.Old habits die hard. Whilst doing a little web work this morning I was inspired to consume a cup or two of coffee. Having moved from a regular 8-10 cups per day to around 1-2 per month - a pretty drastic change by any standards - I was more than a little shaky after downing 3 strong cups in about 10 minutes. I knew I'd overdone it slightly when songs like Motörhead's 'Ace of Spades' seemed slow.
Women and Weight.

No, Not the Kind You Worry About, the Kind You Pick Up. Or Should.

Fine-Tuning the Vertical Bar Path.63kg division at Beijing. Photo by Vilkku.How a minor change in technique can pay huge dividends - particularly in explosive lifts.
Getting the Hang of It...Slowly.To make up for Sunday's inadvertent max, I switched to a dynamic workout today. Dynamic it certainly was.
Shrugs - The Most Misunderstood Exercise in North America?.

There's more to it than you might think.

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