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ENHANCING DYNAMIC SPORTS PERFORMANCE   Complex Training was developed in Eastern Block countries and utilised by Russian and East German coaches from the 1970’s on. Complex training is essential for strength and power sports. It should be the core of every strength and power based training program. Before we get into Complex Training,...

THE POWER BEHIND YOUR MOVEMENTS Plyometrics are used to enhance performance in power sports by increasing upper and lower body power and train the nervous system to activate large muscle groups quickly when you move. Plyometric exercises involve rapid stretching of a muscle group during highly dynamic movement. This is known...

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Hamstring injuries are quite common in sports and in particular GAA. This is due to the fact that the athletes have not been adequately prepared for the demands of the sport.

Attitude is everything. Your attitude and approach to tasks dictates your result. If you are not happy with the result, your attitude is responsible and therefore you must change your mind set.   You, and only you are 100% responsible for your own actions. It is not somebody else’s fault. We live in...

    The Deadlift is awesome. It is both loved and hated. A common question i get asked regulary is how to improve one’s max lift. A ‘max’ is just your perception of your max. You can and will go higher. You might be saying, “but I’ve been stuck at this weight...

Training the appropriate Muscle Fibers for optimum results   Human muscle tissue consists of both Fast-Twitch and Slow-Twitch muscle fibers. Slow Twitch muscle fibers are called Type 1 and are capable of producing sub maximal force over an extended period. They are best described as “endurance” fibers. It is these muscle fibers...

  Do not punish yourself with a miserable diet   Following on from my previous post, Transformation, part 1: why those diets are not sustainable, I want to talk about why you should fuel and trust your body. When we think of the words “diet” and “weight loss” the third word that usually comes to mind...

Transformation [trans-fer-mey-shuh n] noun the act or process of transforming. the state of being transformed. change in form, appearance, nature, or character. Transformation is an operation or process that converts you from your existing state to you into another, newer more desirable state. Like so many processes, there is a formula and components. To get it right, the formula must work and the components must be applied. If they...

Complex Training   As I said in Part 1, Complex Training is a method of training that was developed in Eastern Europe to blend results of heavy weight training with plyometrics. It consists of four components:   Resistance Training Plyometric Training Sprint Training Sport Specific Training   When these components are worked separately, they will...

Every athlete wants improvement   Every athlete wants to be a step ahead of their competition, no matter what level they are on. As a result of this ‘want’, the athlete must train harder than they already are. They want to be stronger, fitter, faster, more powerful and more agile. The athlete...