Training around your menstrual cycle

A big revelation happened after watching this Ted Talk by Stacy Sims. She explains how research around sports performance is done on men because “women are an anomaly”. This means that the fact that women menstruate has led to us women being ignored by sports research. Luckily she has taken this up and done her own [...]

Arthritis and Exercise

(Please note: this article shouldn’t replace advice given by a medical professional) According to Volkgezondheidenzorg.info, 7.5% of men and 13.1% of women between 40 and 44 had been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2017 and the figures for osteoarthritis (artose in Dutch) are 11.7% of men and 15.6% of women. The NHS website defines arthritis [...]

Prepare Yourself for Training

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one's life. You don't just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don't go write an exam without going over the material. You don't enter a competition without training first. But [...]

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