My Five Biggest Strength and Conditioning Influences.

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  To know where you are going then you need to know where you have been.  Next year will mark the end of my first decade of professional strength and conditioning with elite athletes.  2017 marks probably my last year...

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How to be a better strength athlete. Powerlifting Advice that will never get old.

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  Apologies for not writing to this blog for a while I have been somewhat snowed under with other time commitments since pre-season hit in July of 2016.  Now the dust is starting to settle from 2016 I see where...

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Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR Version – June 2016

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Does getting stronger make soccer players faster? William Styles et al looked at the effect of 6 weeks of strength training utilising the squat exercise (2x per week utilising 80-95% RM) had on 5,10 and 15 meter sprint performance.  They...

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How to lift weights and not be a bellend. 7 Steps to being a better gym user.

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TL;DR – This post is highly opinionated and contains naughty words.  If you have a tendency to take things personally or don’t want to have your exercise views challenged please click the back button. Lifting is getting more popular which...

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The Boris Sheiko Experience – London Seminar – 28th February 2016

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Kirill Sarychev and his 335 kg unequipped bench press is just one of the many reasons when Mr. Sheiko speaks wise men listen.   It’s 4 am and I am leaving my flat in Edinburgh to board a 6:50 am...

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Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR version – December 2015

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TL; DR – the use of bands for deadlift might be a good strategy for increasing the power or velocity aspects of the lift but seems to be of little worth if greater total force production is the goal of...

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The Powerlifter’s Diet – Protein

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Diet is an important part of any physical preparation programme your nutrition is one of the main contributors to your ability to recover from training and to perform in training and competition.  Nutrition advice for powerlifting tends to amount to...

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Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR Version – November 2015

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TL;DR Chains and bands can provide a good strength stimulus over longer periods of training for athletes of different sporting backgrounds and untrained subjects.  We can’t say if this is due to a novel stimulus or due to the whole...

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Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR version October 2015

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TL;DR Some researchers are obviously of the opinion that block perodisation means doing the exact same workout (or stimulus) 2 weeks in a row. If you want to increase change of direction increase your relative strength and power.   Both...

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5 Reasons as a Powerlifter you should never miss a lift.

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Powerlifting is a sport of physical limitations there are few sports that rub someone against their own physical and mental limitations on a daily basis.  If you ever meet a good powerlifter, weightlifter or strongman you will probably come away...

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Velocity Based Training – The beginner’s guide – Part 1

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If you haven’t seen some of the latest gadgets doing the rounds such as push bands, barbell sensi or gymaware then you’re probably not on the internet very often or you’re not involved with performance sport.  These are the new...

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