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Women & the Stigma of Weight Training

Female bodybuilding is a very controversial subject in a lot of aspects, UP founder Nick Mitchell discusses it.

Weight Training for Females: The ‘Bulky’ Body Myth

Females weight training is a largely uneducated subject were many women think they will look 'manly'.. Is this true?

Part 1: Should Women Train Differently to Men?

The first step for a woman to improve their physique is quite simple: “Stop reading women’s fitness magazines!” Almost everything you read in women’s fitness magazines is all fluff, further perpetuating the many myths and stereotypes surrounding female training. There is no such thing as ‘toning’, ‘shaping’ and ‘tightening’ the muscles. Instead, what most women […]

Part 2: Training Women vs. Men – 3 Key Differences You Need to Know

When training women, specific considerations needed for them fall into three categories: biomechanical, behavioural and biological. Part one of this article series highlighted some of the differences that exist between training men and women, centred predominantly around exercise selection, rest periods, volume and frequency. In this instalment, we aim to delve a little deeper and […]

Q&A: Female Figure Training & Diet

Feature from Nick Mitchells Q&A section, sharing some great advice on female training and nutritional guidance.

How Women Can Get Their First Chin-Up

Achieving your first chin-up is one of the best feelings youll ever get in the weights room, no matter...

Part 1: 5 Ways Women are Better Than Men in the Gym

When it comes to pushing the envelope in the gym, women beat men hands down. Once a woman passes the beginner stage of training and they start to learn how to contract muscle, lift a decent amount of weight and forget about their cardio-ridden past’s, something special always happens. Here are five ways women are better […]

Part 1: 5 Ways Women are Better than Men

When it comes to pushing the envelope in the gym, women beat men hands down. Once a woman passes the beginner stage of training and they start to learn how to contract muscle, lift a decent amount of weight and forget about their cardio-ridden past’s, something special always happens. Here’re five ways women are better […]

Amna Al Haddad – First Female Emirati Weightlifter

“You can always decide how far you want to go with weight training, losing body fat, or becoming a competitive athlete in strength sports. Everything that happens will be based on a choice you decide to make.” Anna Al Haddad, Olympic Female Weightlifter UP for Women recently talked to Amna Al Haddad, an Olympic weightlifter competing […]

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