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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Solving Poor Lock out in the Bench Press – Part one getting swole.

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Most people find that when they fail in the bench press that they will fail about half ways up or just towards lock out as the load goes from the chest and lats transferring onto the triceps.  It is common...

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

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TL;DR Chain deadlift is lighter at the bottom and heavier at the top and heavier loads lead to greater muscle activation… thanks science. The trap bar high be better for athletes as it shows better force characteristics and the straight...

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Operation 700 – Blog update 3 – Putting 300 to bed and the value of goal setting

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So when I last updated this blog series I was heading down to London for the first time using the ironically titled Gold service down to London offered by megabus.  Since then I have been up and down twice utilising...

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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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5 Reasons your “coach” is nothing more than a deadbeat.

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1 – They got their weekend certification 2 weeks ago. Personal training and to a lesser but saddeningly increasing degree “strength and conditioning” are industries and not professions (I have Ashley Jones to thank for the idea). A profession is...

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Operation 700 – Blog Update 2

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In the last entry, I took you through the reasons and rationale for my goal of a 320 kg deadlift.  Since then I have actually been doing some training I am currently on week 5 of the programme which has...

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