Why wear knee sleeves? March 9, 2017 15:32
Why wear knee sleeves?
Knee Sleeves protect the knee from future injury or risk of damage. This is especially important when you place the knees under continued pressure. They are commonly used in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, Weight Lifting, Power Lifting or Strength Training. Providing valuable compression, Knee Sleeves increase blood flow and reduce pain. This is important not only during your training, but after to aid recovery.
Urban Lifers Athlete Interview Lawrence Mitchell February 8, 2017 13:37
Talking Strongman with Urban Lifters ambassador Lawrence Mitchell - Aspire Fitness, Cardiff.
A relative newbie to Strongman training, Lawrence started lifting specifically for the sport just five months ago.
Aesthetics sport ambassador Neil Anderson Interview January 20, 2017 09:53Urban Lifters talks to our aesthetics sport ambassador Neil Anderson about life in the the world of bodybuilding...
Marianna Tzourtzek - Urban Lifters Athlete Interview January 17, 2017 21:52
Say a big hello to our most high profile Urban Lifters CrossFit ambassador to date... five times regionals athlete Marianna Tzourtzek from Athens, Greece.
The CrossFit Athens arena box owner and national event organiser was a competitive gymnast in her youth and went on to graduate in Sports Science.
Michael Lyon - Sponsored Athlete Interview January 12, 2017 21:02
Simplicity + consistency = results!
That's the equation for training success, according to Urban Lifters sponsored athlete Michael Lyons.
Urban Lifters Athlete Interview - Kelly Baker January 9, 2017 12:41The 31-year-old Barnsley based olympic weightlifter and competitive CrossFitter is aiming to qualify for the British weightlifting championships in July, after specialising in the sport for less than a year.
Kelly competed in her first weightlifting competition in October, placing first and winning the Les Green shield. This also qualified her for the English Championships on 21st January in Milton Keynes...
Realistic And Sustainable New Year January 3, 2017 21:26
MAKE THE NEW YEAR COUNT WITH TWO WORDS – Be 'REALISTIC' & make it 'SUSTAINABLE'
The New Year is all about new beginnings for lots of people, a fresh start, the chance to hit the “reset” button after a season of eating, drinking, and being merry (and then eating some more). So it’s not surprising that come January, many of us feel the need to set some lofty goals. The thing is, only 8% of resolution makers actually achieve them. Inspiring, right?
The importance of aerobic training January 3, 2017 21:26
It doesn’t matter what you goal is, you really should spend some time working on your aerobic energy system.
That doesn’t mean going out and running for 20 miles between squat and bench day if your goal is to compete on a powerlifting platform, but properly programmed aerobic sessions should be a vital part of your weekly training. In simple form, that means working at an elevated heart rate over a prolonged time... anything over four to six minutes should mean you are relying on your aerobic energy zone as fuel for work.