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06
2017

Strengthening Hamstrings for Football

By: admin0

In a past life I played football at a fairly decent level – my initial career plan was to play for Barcelona and win a few Champions League medals by the time I was 30. But my knees had other ideas. And in truth I probably wouldn’t have been good enough to have forced Messi onto the bench. Seriously...

09
06
2017

Does Foam Rolling Work?

By: admin0

I spent the past weekend attending the CHP level 1 & 2 certifications and took a lot of invaluable nuggets away, especially when it comes to programming endurance training for strength athletes and also insights into physical and psychological responses during ultra marathons and races far beyon...

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05
2017

Training Journals

By: Dave0

Here is a piece from JohnBrian on the importance of keeping a training journal… Why should I keep one? When somebody is starting out on achieving their fitness goals they often set goals that will take months (or years) to achieve from their starting point such as getting a ‘6 pack’ – or...

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05
2017

Rowing Marathon for Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross

By: Dave0

Well the row is finally over – it was looming over Jen and myself for a few weeks now. A marathon on a rowing machine was something I always wanted to do – I’ve never had an interest in a running marathon as I feel as though my knees wouldn’t hold up for it but a rowing marathon is something I felt...

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03
2017

Dominick Cruz interview

By: Dave0

As someone that finds themselves sitting in traffic for hours during the week, I don’t listen to podcasts nearly enough. One podcast that I do listen to occasionally – mainly due to the diverse range of guests on the show is the Joe Rogan podcast. In a recent podcast he was interviewing...

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12
2016

Some 2016 Gym Highlights

By: Dave0

I always find myself at this time of year looking back over the past 12 months and scheming for the next 12 – original, I know. Last year I wrote an introspective piece about my own personal experiences. I may do the same over the next few days but I won’t get a chance before the calenda...

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09
2016

Maintaining Fat Loss Long Term

By: Dave0

Yea that was a clickbait headline. I wanted to call it The Effects of NEAT on Metabolism but needed to clarify a few things along the way…   The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) website shows alarming rises in the rates of obesity since 1980. The WHO recommendations around partaking in d...

12
09
2016

Conditioning at SDSC

By: Dave0

These days strength & conditioning is very much a buzz term or becoming a generic label within the fitness industry – when asked what type of training you do, it is not surprising to get the reply, ‘I do strength and conditioning’. I think this misses the point massively and sells the practice o...

14
06
2016

Aware Rowing Challenge

By: Dave0

Well our rowing challenge has come to a close! For a while I have wanted to run a fundraiser and I always felt that Aware was one charity that resonated with me and that I really wanted to get behind. The tricky part was formulating a worthy challenge and of course trying to navigate my around my ow...

01
05
2016

Testing Neuromuscular Efficiency

By: Dave0

In the past few days in the gym, we were wrapping up a strength cycle ahead of the Powerlifting competition coming up next week. We had a small number on Friday evening’s session (which is currently ‘intensity day’) and I decided to run a little tester to see where everyone’s neuromuscular eff...