Tag: functionalstrength

Training

How to Improve your Deadlift – 5 Simple Tips

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    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 for ages”. Mental …

Training

Programming the Novice Power Athlete, Part 2 – Complex Training

Programming the novice power athlete - complex training

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 …

Training

Programming the Novice Power Athlete, Part 1

Programming the novice power athlete

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 watches YouTube videos …

Nutrition

Fuel To Perform

fuel to perform

Eating does not need to be complicated   Eating and nutrition, once understood, is quite simple. You just eat what you were designed to eat. Eat to perform and eat to function. At the end of the day you are just a machine and a machine needs the right fuel to perform optimally.

Training

Strongman Training for Athletes: Ditch the Olympic Lifts and Embrace the Stones

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Modified Strongman Training for Athletes   Strongman Training is one of the most effective ways to train athletes of any size, shape, and gender and for any sport.   By using Strongman techniques, you implement a touch of all the athletic essentials: The brute strength of a Powerlifter The explosiveness of an Olympic contender The …

Training

Becoming Hard to Kill and Training for the Zombie Apocalypse

becoming hard to kill

How can I become hard to kill and how do I train for a zombie apocalypse?   As a trainer, I always ask the individual before they start training why they are training or what they are training for. In order for anybody to stick to something you must have a definite reason. This is …