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Posted by Tom R in Strength Training

New to the Strength Training Tribe? Start here!

Welcome to the Strength Training Tribe! We're all about sharing advice, asking questions, and generally chatting and catching up on all things 'Strength Training' related. As you're new to the Tribe, why not add a quick post here to introduce yourself to your fellow Tribe members.

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Looking forward to seeing this tribe populated by advice, ideas...on strength training and functional training

Posted by Communicatorsilver Nikos G on 20 June 2011 at 3:15 PM

Will be interesting to see what advice people have on strength training excercises for distance runners...I've never really found the right balance.

Posted by Nick S on 20 June 2011 at 4:02 PM

Why we always neglect it? I suppose I just don't like anything indoors. @nikos we need some tricks and ideas for strength training in the middle of the run, in the woods :)

Posted by Lambros R on 21 June 2011 at 4:26 PM

Nevertheless the most interesting book I have found on the subject is "TriPower" by Frediani and Smith

I hope I'll find the time.. sometime...

Posted by Lambros R on 21 June 2011 at 4:28 PM

@lambros, I love a good book recommendation thanks!

Posted by Communicatorsilver Stuart K on 21 June 2011 at 4:31 PM

Thanks for creating the tribe.  I'm looking forward to having some great weight training discussions.

Posted by Kevin D on 29 June 2011 at 5:03 PM

Hi everyone, 

Thanks for creating this tribte. I'm a runner and  I'm looking in getting stronger and faster (obviously). I hope you guys can help with advice and motivation. 

Posted by Haley P on 13 October 2011 at 11:15 PM

Hi, I just want to stay fit. so bit of strength training and running along with other sports goes awesome for me. looking forward to hearing more here. :)

Posted by Communicatorbronze Shantanoo B on 5 November 2011 at 4:06 PM

Hi everyone, i've been weightlifting for just over a year, and i just started running recently, so perhaps I could swap some advice with you who say you run and need strength training! :)

Posted by Jim P on 29 November 2011 at 7:24 PM

I have recently started a strength training program, alongside my running and cycling that I already do. A month in, I am already smashing old PB's.

Posted by Andrew L on 3 December 2011 at 3:23 PM

Greetings fellow tribesmen...Navaneeth here from Bangalore, India.wanna get that sculpted body look like Ryan Reynolds:Pright now doin supersets of biceps/triceps to get bigger arms, and trying to shed off tat last bit of stubborn belly fat to start off training abs to get a six-pack! going to add shoulders/treps/lats and chest soon....back and legs? L8R!:D

Posted by Navaneeth S on 16 January 2012 at 6:34 PM

I weigh 75kg, am 15 year old girl. Do weight training as part of cross training for my main sport, rowing. I am really weak. I can only bench press 20kg, do 45kg deadlift and 30kg sweep.

Posted by Verity T on 25 January 2012 at 9:18 PM

I work as a strength coach in the Triathlete community.  Suprisingly, there are many endurance athletes who believe that strength training is unnecessary.  A few months back, I wrote an article about it and you would not BELIEVE the controversy it sparked! 

Posted by Camille R on 15 March 2012 at 7:12 PM

I'm a small woman who got even smaller after having kids. I'm strength training to gain weight back and I'm loving it! My most impressive feat to date was leg pressing 250kg ( I weight 50kg). I'm still teeny tiny and look like I would snap in a gentle breeze, but I'm loving the endorphin highs I get afterwards.

Posted by Eleanor R on 16 March 2012 at 9:57 AM

I started a weight loss journey 3 years ago and the first 6 months I lost about 40lbs.  I was happy and maintained that weight for about a year.  The following summer one of my best friends dragged me to a bootcamp class and I lost another 10lbs, and gained a ton of muscle!  I lost so many inches!  I started running (which I hated!), but I had signed up for a 5Km run, so I couldn't stop training.  I've continue to do strength training 2x/wk and I am now running 3x/wk.  A combination of strength training and cardio is the healthiest for your heart!  I'm happy to have found this site!!!

Posted by Marsha R on 17 March 2012 at 11:55 AM

It all started when my friends starting passing comments on my pot belly (sometime during October, 2011). One day I casually checked my weight and it was whopping 160 pounds for 5' 7'' of my height. That was the wakeup call for me. I joined swimming and started keeping a tab over what I eat and how much I eat. For the first 15 days there was no change at all, which was certainly frustrating. But, I braced myself to the schedule and the dieting regime. Sometime after 20 days I saw the signs of weight loss and toning of my body. This added spark to my fading enthusiasm and I ploughed even harder. In a month’s time I lost nearly 2kg of weight, felt more energetic and had more stamina. I felt the need for more rigorous plan to put my body in shape. I joined running and different workouts more improvement. Slowly, I got addicted to running and it became an essential part of my life. Over past few months I dropped down 2 inches of jean size and my current weight is 150.7 pounds. Now I feel lighter and more energetic. Having found this site I came to know that what I am doing is nothing in comparison to others around the world. This site keeps me engaged and users are the continuous source of inspiration.

Posted by Communicatorsilver Sonu K on 17 March 2012 at 12:41 PM

The most effective strength training you can ever do will involve using your body weight, if you dont believe me then try this challenge:

The details are on this site. I'm 48 and stronger than most guys who live in the gym and just pump weights. There is a more efficent way to develop strength, and guess what, its been around for thousands of years!!!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Robert D on 1 April 2012 at 5:23 PM

Hi everyone!! I recently started back with my strength training this past January after having years off and I forgot how much I love it! Already I'm getting stronger and breaking past my "mini goals" with minimal effort. I look forward to the discussions on here! 


Posted by Communicatorbronze Lenora P on 3 April 2012 at 6:38 PM

For my Strength Building I use Kettle Bells and I take a Class at the Y called "Stretch And Strength". We use our own body weight. I also do Pilates and we use Resistance Bands.

Posted by Communicatorbronze Fran H on 18 April 2012 at 5:15 AM

Hi!  Strength training is very new to me.  I have just scratched the surface and LOVE the results.  My goals are to get toned and stronger and maintain a feminine form.  Looking forward to learning and sharing with you all! 

Posted by Communicatorbronze Anna D on 26 April 2012 at 12:14 AM

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