Strength can mean all sorts of things. It means different things to everyone. 

Emma's been doing yoga for quite a while, but she didn't think she could do crow pose. We spent our session on Friday working through all the transitions to get to this:

We did:

  • Forward rolls
  • Dive forward rolls
  • Forward rolls off a swiss ball
  • Cartwheels
  • Round offs
  • Crow pose

Then the video, which is crow to headstand - something people can struggle for years with, but Emma mastered it within one session. SO COOL. 

So what's strong here? 

  • Emma's core
  • Emma's shoulders
  • Emma's mind - she was nervous, but so determined. She decided she was going to do it, so she did. 

And that's where training for strength is important - it transfers skills to your real life. If you feel strong enough to take on the gym world, imagine what you can do in the real world! 

Ask for a payrise?

Tell your partner what you want?

Stand up for yourself in a difficult situation?

The gym is just a tool to help you get stronger so you can ask for and receive what you want. Plus, you can do awesome things like this!

I'm going to be showcasing more examples of strength over the coming weeks, complete with hints and tips on how you can easily make yourself stronger.

Amy @ The Warrior Programme