Row Like Hell

Row Like Hell

As somebody who has coached for a few years, patterns among clients and athletes I have coached, helped out with or just observed over a long period of time become fairly evident. Nowhere is this more telling than in following female athletes who seem to excel towards...
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Look For the Causes, not the Effects

One thing which I have found time and time again – disregarding acute injuries, incorrect lifting technique isn’t typically the CAUSE of injuries in the gym, but an EFFECT of the summation of everything you do in your day to day life.  As an...
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Ketogenic Diets – A Tangential Analogy

Imagine this (this is a really long analogy, so if you don’t want to read please go straight to the end). You’ve just bought a new car. You’ve taken it to the track a few times and it runs ok, but you really want to get a bit of a tune up and some...
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Motivation doesn’t last forever

Over the last few years as a coach, and recently as a gym owner, I see a lot of people fresh to the gym with goals ranging from those that will take a month, to those that will take a lifetime – everything from setting records and becoming a world champion, to...
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Lifter types: which one are you?

Having trained a lot of people brand new to strength training (and the gym itself) and been involved with their progress over a long period of time, there are really only two types of people I come across, regardless of background/age/sex/initial physical condition....
Get real about “why” you train and compete

Finding “your people”

What many people don’t understand is who you train with can (and will) make or break your session. I want to share with you something that I only just realised for myself this year. If you want to succeed at training, and if you want to give yourself a reason to...