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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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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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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When is it time to stop general preperation?

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As strength and conditioning coaches and especially as strength coaches pretending to be strength and conditioning coaches I feel it is easy to get trapped in the process of worrying too much about how much weight a player is shifting....

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The Powerlifter’s Off Season

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I’ve worked with sports men and women for nearly a decade now I have worked with Olympians, International team sports stars and youth athletes who have never stepped in a gym before.  One thing that every one of these sports...

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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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