This is more of a thought board of random statements that I saw on the gym floor this week. Tempo is a useful tool on the eccentric or “lifting” section of a movement if the goals are rehab, muscular endurance or hypertrophy. If the goals are strength and speed slow work is redundant. You can notContinue reading “Random Training Thoughts From This Week.”
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Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.
HIIT or high intensity interval training is becoming the “cardio”choice of the instagram generation. While it has some time saving benefits it means that low level/ low intensity work has gone out the window. Here’s why you should consider not condensing all our workouts down to a series of 30 second smash ups. There areContinue reading “Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.”
How to Lose Weight and Why Television Could Be Confusing You
I always highlight that reading more won’t make you stupid… However, if you principally read stories that are not true then the likely hood is that you may believe that life works in the way as described in what you are reading. The same could be said of television- as I highlight to my wife.Continue reading “How to Lose Weight and Why Television Could Be Confusing You”
Overhead Carries and the Overhead Athlete
With a lot of the guys we work with they have some pretty full on demands for maintenance of shoulder stability and mobility. Twinned with our fitness clients and the wear and tear of everyday life certain exercises are pretty much a necessity for building healthy robust shoulders. Primarily, in the sporting arena we work withContinue reading “Overhead Carries and the Overhead Athlete”
A Training Principle That Beginners Must Learn
One of the biggest flaws in training that you need to learn for optimum progress…
Quick Tips to Assess Your Squat
We use a squat based movement pattern in near enough every session. Their inclusion in some form in every warm up we perform highlights how functional and fundamental to effective training the squat movement is. When we squat we see flexion at the hip, knee and ankle. This movement is performed in all of theContinue reading “Quick Tips to Assess Your Squat”
In Other News…. Part 1.
In a way of consolidating some of the interesting things I have been reading/ looking at and also to avoid the constant stream of social media I have put together some of the interesting articles/ bits of science that I have found interesting over the last week. Hopefully these will dispel a few myths inContinue reading “In Other News…. Part 1.”
A Year Off Writing About Fitness and Nutrition.
This is my first blog post for a considerable amount of time. Well actually pretty much a year. It was a conscious decision to take a step back from something that I had pretty much done part time for the last 12 years. Pretty much I was writing 5-10 articles a week from witty oneContinue reading “A Year Off Writing About Fitness and Nutrition.”