Learning to run.

If you follow me over on my Facebook page you will know that I've set myself a challenge- couch to 5k. Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE cardio... most of all running. I am into my fourth week of the official couch to 5k app program and am still hating every second of... Continue Reading →

Where does my fat go?

O.K. so following on from my facebook post on Tuesday 15th May, we're about to find out what happens to our fat when we burn it off...where does it go? When you eat more calories than your body needs, triglycerides (fatty acids) are stored in fat cells. Once you start eating less and/or moving more... Continue Reading →

How do you burn a calorie?

We burn calories all the time. But how and why does it happen? How did you all do in anatomy in school because I have a little lesson for you. Adenosine tri phosphate (ATP) is your body's way of storing and using energy. ATP has 3 phosphates (hence tri). When a cell needs energy one... Continue Reading →

Resting makes you stronger.

It's been a while I appreciate! I have actually had a bit of an injury and illness, as well as job change and taking on another huge motorcycle event to organise, so unfortunately it has left me with very little time to devote to Iron Warriors Lifting website and blog! I haven't been to the... Continue Reading →

Compound vs isolation

If you're new to lifting then you may wonder what a compound exercise is, you may have heard the term being used but never told what it was. Compound exercises use several muscle groups in one movement. These are exercises like the squat, using the quads, hamstrings, glutes, core and upper body when holding weight.... Continue Reading →

Grow your grip strength

You're on the last 3 reps and you can feel the bar slowly dropping from your fingers, you have to put the weight down, adjust yourself and go again. This is very common, but I apreciate it's also very frustrating. If it wasn't for my grip failing me I would have gotten a 130kg rackpull... Continue Reading →

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