Archive for category: articles
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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....

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...

19
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...

21
10
2013

Rhabdo what?!

By: Dave0

This is going to be a short article, at least by my standards anyway. It was originally a long facebook post but I though damn it, I want a few hits to the website. ANYWAY… Yea it’s about Rhabdomyolysis but I promise its short. Some of you may have noticed that there has been a lot of mudslinging di...

14
10
2013

Zach Even-Esh Internship July 2013

By: Dave2

I’m a little late in writing this – I tend to start most articles with that preamble. I travelled to New Jersey in July to meet Zach. It was a journey that was about 2 years in the making and here is a little background to my story, I’ll try to keep it as short as possible! I had initially become aw...