Keeping your standards high – How to stand out as a personal trainer or S&C coach by being better.

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Personal training and strength and conditioning can be hugely rewarding and fulfilling jobs and as such, they attract a lot of people who want to get into the business.  If you’re looking for just anyone to hire as a coach...

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The Best Basic Strength Programme for Runners.

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Well this one’s a bit off the beaten track isn’t it ladies and gentlemen!  I am currently walking through Holyrood Park in Edinburgh to get to Edinburgh Barbell’s training venue and it is a beautiful park which is incredibly popular...

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Praying for the disappearance of the “fitness” philosopher and the end of the barbell sport circle jerk.

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I have a confession to make, I am fucking addicted to Instagram, I love it.  Definitely, my favourite social media platform it has all the things I like about YouTube (video basically!) and way less of the downside being far...

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Choosing the right powerlifting Belt.

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What is a powerlifting belt? Unlike most other lifting belts a powerlifting belt is normally the same width along the whole length of the belt.  This originates from the International Powerlifting Federation‘s rule book they set out very specific dimensions...

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The Best Assistance Exercises for Powerlifting and why you need them in your programme.

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Almost all of my writing tends to be on the bigger picture things like programming, why to choose specific exercises over non-specific or technique when it comes to powerlifting.  I am guilty of not giving assistance exercise the time in...

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Dealing with the Psychology of lifting – An armchair meathead’s guide to not freaking out.

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  I’m going to start off this article by stating I am not a qualified psychologist not even close I took some sport psychology modules as part of my undergraduate degree and have read a fair amount of popular psychology...

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Whole ass it! Stop pussy footing around your life and fucking get after it.

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I just wrapped on episode 115 of the onlinestrengthcoach podcast.  A podcast that I think I will be rebranding under the cast iron strength brand although I will keep the back catalogue in the feed.  In the episode, I discussed...

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Let’s not get it twisted all periodisation is linear.

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There is a theme that underpins all training programs that are of any quality it is as simple to say as it is difficult to put into action.  All sports training, when put into the context of your goal and...

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