Blog
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06
2015

Check yo self before you wreck yo self!

By: Dave0

So, I had quite the scare last Monday evening. I was coaching and started to develop a few symptoms that culminated in me rushing to A&E after I shut up shop at the gym. Almost 20 hours later and being run through a battery of tests, I was allowed to stumble home in a sleep-deprived state, wonde...

29
05
2015

My story so far…

By: Dave0

I was recently chatting to a friend of mine, who runs his own successful business and the topic of websites came up and more specifically how everyone has a story to tell. He was encouraging me to tell me story, as I still remain fairly anonymous, even on my own website. I hate talking about myself...

11
03
2015

Testimonial – Michelle

By: Dave0

To bring in the New Year we ran a competition where we gave someone an opportunity to kick start their resolutions with a free months training at SDSC. Michelle reached out explaining why she wanted to take advantage of this opportunity and we agreed to get her on board. We have been thrilled with h...

03
12
2014

The value of competition

By: Dave0

Off the back of the IDFPA Push Pull chamionships last week I decided to write a small piece on the benefits of competing. We had 3 members from the gym competing (our biggest number yet!) and hopefully in the future we will have more.     Competing is something I have been doing for most o...

26
11
2014

Go with your gut

By: Dave0

As with most posts, this was originally intended to be a quick facebook status update but once I started typing I couldn’t stop. Don’t let the title fool you into thinking this article is about your digestive health, I’ll leave that topic for another day. Occasionally I get gym owners co...

07
11
2014

Stress and the gym

By: Dave0

Something happened to me yesterday in my martial arts training, something which ate away at me and not only ruined my session but also much of the remainder of my day. Quite frankly I had a shit day, I got provoked by someone and predictably I went for the bait and a full blown confrontation ensued....

30
10
2014

Injury and Sports Rehabilitation at SDSC

By: Dave0

I received an email recently from a physical therapist – something that happens quite frequently but the tone of this one annoyed me. Those close to me would probably accuse me of becoming irritable at the slightest miscommunication but the amount of presumptions and evident lack of getting ‘it’ fro...

23
09
2014

Current Training Block, Mon 15th Sep – Sat 11th Oct

By: Dave0

Just a quick piece about the current block that we are going through in the group sessions. We are into the second week (out of 4). We have gone through previous 4 week blocks and found for the current training age of folks in the classes, 4 weeks has worked well and everyone has continued to hit PR...

23
06
2014

The 30 Day Squat Challenge

By: Dave0

So, the 30 day squat challenge…. This hasn’t been on my radar (as over the years I have developed a strong bullshit filter) but someone in the daytime class asked about it and I feel compelled to give my feedback on this. At first when the person asked I was a little taken aback, I thought that this...

08
04
2014

For whom the cut tolls

By: Dave0

Those of you in the gym will know Cormac well and have seen some of the progress he has made recently with his goals of leaning up. When he first came to SDSC he initially wanted to bulk up and once he achieved this target, his next goal was to ‘cut’ to 84kg. When Cormac sets a target it...