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Sports, Strength and Conditioning

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

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...

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Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Research, Strength Sports

More Questions than Answers – How to avoid the two most common traps new and experienced coaches or trainers fall into all too easily.

The fitness industry, strength and conditioning, sports science and nutrition industry are funny places they straddle science and bullshit almost like no other field or industry.  On one side we have those who are...

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Learning, Opinion, Powerlfiting, Rugby, Strength and Conditioning

The difference between knowledge and performance – Let’s talk about what it actually takes to become a better lifter.

  The majority of this article is inspired by the frankly excellent book Peak by Anders Ericsson whose body of work is in skill learning and the achievement of expert status or mastery.  A lot...

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Powerlifting, Powerlifting Technique, Research, Strength and Conditioning, Weightlfting, Worlds Strongest Man

New Fads and Fashions in Strength Training that can get fucked.

1 The intellectual meathead. Lifting is a verb and verbs by definition are doing words, Rene Descartes is famous for his quote “I think therefore I am” which in a philosophy is a perfectly valid...

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Coaching, Training Attitude, Training Rant introduction.

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

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...

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