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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...

03
04
2014

The Romanian Deadlift

By: Dave0

This article will probably be a little biased. I love the Romanian Deadlift. Unlike the conventional Deadlift, it doesn’t come with the threat of leaving me incapacitated for days after the workout. I don’t disregard the Deadlfit at all, but due to my own training age and injury exercise history, pe...

10
03
2014

Testimonial – Training with Arthritis

By: Dave0

The following is an excerpt from a really touching email I received from one of our distance members a while ago. Some of you will remember Roberto and will have trained with him at some stage. With work, Roberto travels across the globe and generally for months at a time but whenever he is in Dubli...

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02
2014

Picking a good BJJ training partner

By: Dave0

This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately as I have been nursing an injured wrist after an over zealous submission attempt from a training partner. As always, I was asking myself if the injury could have been avoided. BJJ is a hugely rewarding and equally cruel sport. The risk of inj...

09
01
2014

The time to start is NOW

By: Dave0

I have a very active mind and as homemade therapy of sorts, I tend to jot down notes, scribble reminders, write blog posts. Whether it be on a scrap of paper, my iphone, ipad, notes or my laptop. Inevitably this leads to more angst (and scraps of paper scattered all over the apartment) and lots of t...

31
12
2013

Workouts – Dec 31st

By: Dave0

SDSC Workout: A. Shoulder Press 3 x 3; 3mins rest B. Barbell Row 3 x 8-12 (with weight from A) C. KB Swing 3 x 30; 90sec rest D. Burpees 3 x 30sec; 30sec rest E. Anchored Situps 3 x 15-20; 1min rest     Equipment Free Workout:  15 Tuck Jumps (knees to chest) / 15 Sit ups x 8-10rounds (10mi...