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Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Research, Strength training, Uncategorized

My Five Biggest Strength and Conditioning Influences.

  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...

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Athlete Advice, Powerlifting, Programme, Resoloutions, Strength and Conditioning, Uncategorized

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

  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...

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Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Research, Uncategorized

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

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...

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Interesting Snippets of Strength and conditioning research, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journals, Strength and Conditioning Research, Systematic review, Uncategorized

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

The Reliability of Functional Movement Screening and In-Season Changes in Physical Function and Performance Among Elite Rugby League Players Waldron et al looked at the correlation between the functional moment screening tests (12 in total)...

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Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Science, Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning Research, Uncategorized

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

If you train both fitness and strength for either sport or your own enjoyment and want optimal adaptation than it may be wise to alternate fitness and strength based days in your programme. If strength...

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Strength and Conditioning Research, Uncategorized

Strength and Conditioning Research – The TL;DR Version – February 2016

TL;DR Digest Throwing the kitchen sink at recovery can have a small increase on repeated anaerobic win gate performance during a day's training.  Compression garments are again shown to be no better than control. If you want...

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Goal Setting, Motivation, Uncategorized

New Day’s Resolution – 4 Easy Goal setting tasks that will guarantee you succeed in your fitness goals.

The side hustle show, one of the many different podcasts I listen to had an episode on time hacking it is certainly worth a listen and if you are interested in the topic of setting...

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Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Research, Uncategorized

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

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...

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Strength and Conditioning Research, Uncategorized

Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR version October 2015

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...

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