Archive for category: Training
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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...

19
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...

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...

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...

21
04
2016

Motivational musings

By: Dave0

    I have received 2 emails like the one above and 1 person take me aside in the gym to say something similar all within the last month. Its amusing, as the universe seems to have a good knack of knowing when to send these messages along – usually at a time when I feel like burning...

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...

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...