Category Archives: Recovery

A Primer on Popular Powerlifting Programmes

We’ve now looked at the major models and concepts associated with periodisation and started to break down how some of the most popular powerlifting programmes may be classified. Now we’ll sharpen our focus on some of these programmes and explain … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Popular Powerlifting Programmes

Last time out we looked at the major models and concepts associated with periodisation. This time we’ll focus on how these relate to popular powerlifting programmes. To deconstruct our powerlifting programmes, we’ll begin by asking some key questions about each … Continue reading

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Periodisation for Powerlifting – An Overview

What is periodisation? Periodisation may be most simply defined as the planning and organisation of training. The purpose of periodisation is to manage the training stimulus in order to maximise the desired neuromuscular adaptions and avoid excessive accumulation of fatigue … Continue reading

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Tapering for Powerlifting

Tapering is a practice which involves the temporary reduction of training load in an effort to increase the state of preparedness of an athlete. The idea is go into competition with as little fatigue as possible in order give the … Continue reading

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Applying RSI Monitoring

So, we’ve looked at the background behind the use of jump testing to monitor neuromuscular fatigue in part one and the use of the reactive strength index (RSI) as an assessment tool in part two. In brief, the RSI shows … Continue reading

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Can RSI Assess Neuromuscular Fatigue?

Last time out we looked at the potential for using jump testing to monitor neuromuscular fatigue. To summarise briefly, the countermovement (CMJ) jump shows strong promise as an assessment tool. The flight time to contraction time (FT/CT) ratio during the … Continue reading

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Assessing Neuromuscular Fatigue

Striking a healthy balance between training and recovery is integral to a successful programme. Understanding the fatigue responses to training and/or competition can play an important role in avoiding unplanned decrements in performance and reduce the likelihood of illnesses and … Continue reading

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A Review of Physical Preparation 1.01

As I’ve said once before, I very seldom do product reviews or affiliate links but when I do you can rest assured that it’s a good one! Mike Robertson’s Physical Preparation 1.01 is only the second product to get the … Continue reading

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Ground Based Movement – Why Should I Bother?

The importance of efficiency in strength and conditioning cannot be understated. Whether we’re looking from the point of view of the coach or the athlete, the resources we have at our disposal are limited. With everything we do in our … Continue reading

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One Minute Protein Mug Cake

Given that my 30 Second Protein Cheesecake seemed to go down so well, in more ways than one, let me satisfy your sweet tooth with another über simple high-protein dessert. Now, there are plenty of mug cake recipes doing the … Continue reading

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