October 31, 2015

Workout 

 

1a - Barbell Split Squats X3

 

Reps 6 - 50kg

 

1b - Single Leg Box Jump X3

 

Reps 4 - each leg

 

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1 min rest between each set

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2a - Eccentric Pull Up (5 sec Lower) X3

 

Reps 5 - 5kg

 

2b - Dumbell Romanian Deadlift X3

 

Reps 12 - 30kg

 

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1 min rest between each set

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3a - TRX Back Pull X3

 

Reps - 10

 

3b - Hamstring Raise (10 sec hold) X3

 

Reps - 5

 

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30 second rest b...

October 27, 2015

Helen is a Triathlete and Duathlete who is enjoying success as an age group athlete representing Great Britain. Since competing in her first triathlon in 2006 Helen has been very successful in multi-sport competitions, securing a number of victories and podium places in both, local, national and international Triathlons and  Duathlons.

Helen takes us back to how she first got into running and cycling a...

October 24, 2015

Workout 

 

1a - Single Leg Box Land  X2

 

Reps 4 

 

1b - Broad Jump X2

 

Reps 4

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1 min rest between each set

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2a - Trap-Bar Deadlift X3

 

Reps 6 x - 60kg

 

2b - Split Back Pull X3

 

Reps 10

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2 min rest between each set

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3a - Kneeling Shoulder Press X3

 

Reps - 8 - 7.5kg

 

3b - Dumbell Step Up X3

 

Reps - 8 (each leg) - 10 kg

 

3c - Split Halo X3

 

Reps - 8 - 10kg

 

3d - Plank March X3

 

Reps -...

October 23, 2015

Workout 

 

1a - Barbell Split Squats X4

 

Reps 6 - 40kg

 

1b - Single Leg Box Jump X4

 

Reps 4 - each leg

 

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1 min rest between each set

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2a - Eccentric Pull Up (5 sec Lower) X3

 

Reps 7 - Body Weight

 

2b - Dumbell Romanian Deadlift X3

 

Reps 12 - 30kg

 

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1 min rest between each set

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3a - Kettlebell Swing X4

 

Reps - 12 - 16kg

 

3b - Kneeling Woodchop X4

 

Reps - 10 - 10kg

 

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30...

October 21, 2015

The recent success of both England's Women rugby and football has shined a light on the talent we have in the UK. The top women are giving it their all and representing our country at the highest level, but where’s the publicity? Where’s the sponsorship? Why are we not hearing about their success? Why’s it only briefly mentioned in the news? Women are 52% of the population and this needs to be reflect...

October 20, 2015

Natalie explains about the different types of fencing and how the scoring and competitions work. I didn’t know anything about fencing before this interview and feel as though I’ve a better understand of what’s involved. I now want to give it a go and see what it would be like to hold an epee!

October 19, 2015

If you’ve stopped to think about your answer to that question and are having a mini debate with yourself - STOP - 

 

The only answer to that question is YES.

 

Not ALL women are funny, but can women be funny? - YES. 

 

Can men be funny? - YES. Are all men funny? - NO.

 

Just because women have a vagina and not a penis, doesn't make them any less funny than men.

 

On Episode 2 of 52%, we tacked this very topic. ...

October 18, 2015

Workout 

 

1a - Single Leg Box Land  X2

 

Reps 4 

 

1b - Broad Jump X2

 

Reps 4

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1 min rest between each set

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2a - Trap-Bar Deadlift X3

 

Reps 8x - 60kg

 

2b - Split Back Pull X3

 

Reps 10

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2 min rest between each set

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3a - Kneeling Shoulder Press X3

 

Reps -6 - 7.5kg

 

3b - Dumbell Step Up X3

 

Reps - 6 (each leg) - 10 kg

 

3c - Split Halo X3

 

Reps - 6 - 10kg

 

3d - Plank March X3

 

Reps - 6...

October 17, 2015

In my opinion a work/life balance does not exist in the old traditional model of work, when you're working for someone else, especially in a large corporate organisation.

 

There will always be one or two exceptions of women who have made it work for them, but these are few and far between and not a proper representation of women in the workforce. 

 

For example, I was happy for women who worked for me t...

October 16, 2015

 

Workout 

 

1a - Barbell Split Squats X3

 

Reps 6 - 50kg

 

1b - Single Leg Box Jump X3

 

Reps 4 - each leg

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1 min rest between each set

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2a - Eccentric Pull Up (5 sec Lower) X3

 

Reps 5 - 5kg

 

2b - Dumbell Romanian Deadlift X3

 

Reps 10 - 25kg

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1 min rest between each set

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3a - TRX Back Pull X3

 

Reps - 8

 

3b - Hamstring Raise (10 sec hold) X3

 

Reps - 5

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30 second rest betwee...

October 16, 2015

I have just interviewed Robyn Baldwin for the Tough Girl Podcast. If you haven't listened to this awesome episode go and listen to her now, before you read this post! Robyn has reclaimed what an Alpha Female is.

 

This is her definition of an Alpha Female:

 

An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. 

 

Being an Alpha Fe...

October 15, 2015

The 52% Show is about looking at different issues from the perspective of women. With Hope fest 2015 having just been, which highlighted the issues the homeless face in Liverpool. It’s a good time to talk about being a women, homeless and living on the streets in poverty. 

 

When I think of homeless people I generally think of men, who have an addiction to either alcohol, drugs, or both and also sufferi...

October 14, 2015

When I first found out we were going to be talking about periods, I was like, ugh do we have to! 

 

Really, we’re going to be discussing this on TV, who wants to talk about periods in front of millions of people!! Not me to be honest! 

 

But the more I thought about it, the more I started to agree, that yes, we should be talking about periods. This is an important topic of conversation. We are a women's s...