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Strength training for Youth Athletes: Here’s how

Strength training is an important aspect of a young/ youth athlete’s development within their sport, or sports.  When it is properly supervised and appropriately planned it is a SAFE and an effective method of developing strength and power. Here's why youth athletes, coaches and parent's should be paying attention to this!  Stages of youth development Youth strength training, especially between the ages of 13-18, falls in the early to middle stages of a Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.  These models are based primarily on physiological adaptations and can show how athletic potential can be developed alongside biological growth. Essentially, they give coaches,...

Should we all train like athletes?

Athletes are often the pinnacle of physique and performance. When you want to get really good at something, people will tell you to “look at what the best people at that are doing”. More often than not, people who have achieved success tend to do a lot of things right.So, in context of the post, athletes tend to be the people who we look at for our physical goals. Want to be leaner? Faster? Stronger? Surely this is a good starting point: do what they do?You’d be right, and also very wrong, all at once.For me as a strength and...

How to improve your 5km run- whatever level you’re at!

Here’s some key points to improve your 5km run time!These points are just as important for you looking to make it round in a sub 20 time as they are for those of you looking manage your very first 5km run! The difference is how, and when, to use the tools. So, lace up those running shoes, because you have some new PB’s just around the corner!Lockdown 2020 has been tough, but here’s one small positive- lots of people have spent more time on their health! I don’t mean the usual go “all out” in the gym: I know all...

How to Eat more with Less Calories.

Sick of the “just eat less food” Idea? Let's change that. How about eat more food, with less calories?Today’s blog post is a short, simple idea, yet one that is often missed by everyone looking to achieve fat loss. We are constantly being told to eat less food. But do you really need to?Basics again- we need to create a calorie deficit. To do this, we can use more energy, consume fewer calories, or both.Let’s target the consume fewer calories option for this post, as this is where nutrition comes into play. The thing is, the "just eat less"...

Pain in the Gym? Here’s 3 things you should know

Is pain holding you back in the gym?Maybe you have a shoulder flare up every time you bench press. Perhaps you have knee issues when you squat. Or back problems when you deadlift.Or maybe your pain has progressed to the stage where it is beginning to negatively affect daily activities that are meaningful to you, such as the competitive sport you play, or things like holding your grandchildren, doing housework or maybe even walking to the shops. Pain, especially when chronic in nature, can be an extreme physical and emotional burden on ones life, and if not addressed properly can...

Why stress is limiting your gains!

This article is a big one, but may be one of the key things you read this year- why STRESS is limiting your gains! Not just from a muscle building perspective, but from every level of fitness and performance.“How have your stress levels been this week? What did you do to manage stress this week?”These questions are answered every week by all of our clients on the check in form. And the responses always interest me. Here’s some we see ALL the time:“Stress isn’t an issue for me so no plan needed to manage it, I just need to focus...

Why you need to STOP DIETING to boost your results!

Working hard, dieting hard, and not getting the results you “deserve”? Here’s a solution that will probably be the best move right now: STOP DIETING.Even if this isn’t you now, read this article, as it could save you a LOT of trouble one day. If this IS YOU now, please take the advice. This could be the moment your results start to transform! Or ignore it for a while, then come back to it in 6 months when you realise you should have listened first time… your call.So, what the hell am I talking about? After all, generally I’m telling...

The Christmas Diet? Using “diet breaks” and “refeeds” over the festive period

Christmas is great, but the idea of a "Christmas Diet" doesn't really spring to mind. It’s a time to catch up with families and friends, relax, reboot, and reflect on the year. But, the January resolution is an issue. It’s the year-long equivalent of “I’ll start Monday”. It gives you an excuse to hold off on your diet, and by the time November comes around, most people are already thinking of waiting until the New Year.Why?It’s obvious- the idea of a diet over the Christmas period is dreadful. It almost feels like you’re missing out on Christmas, and for those...

The BIG PROBLEM with most gym memberships!

This article isn’t a shock to you. We know that our current “gym memberships” are failing miserably to help people to get healthy. Here’s why, but more importantly, here's your solution. (Note: If you're just looking for a reason to start your journey with us, and want to take that first step, click here)Before I dive into the things you can do today to make your gym membership useful, let me take you back to the days when I used to work out in local gyms. These are the days before I’d spent over a decade studying how to really make progress....

Why poor exercise execution is destroying your results- AND how to FIX IT!

Exercise execution is under valued by most people looking to make changes to their body. We put all of the emphasis on the training programme itself- the exercises- order- sets- reps……. All crucial components, but without good exercise execution, probably over emphasised.Great exercise execution with a solid programme can lead to truly remarkable results. But, an equally good programme with poor exercise execution can lead to minimal results, and a world of other problems.So, if you want to make progress, let’s dive in…. Interested in building a great physique?Get our FREE 6 essentials to physique eBook here!hit the link...

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