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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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The Warm-Up – My ‘Systems Approach’

Inspired by Dan John’s ‘A Systems Approach to Coaching’ seminar – which is fantastic by the way – I thought it time to reflect on some of my own systems and approaches to training and coaching. Where better to start … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Supplements!

If I had a penny for every product I’d been asked to endorse… For me to recommend something it has to be; a) a good product, and b) good value for money. This product from the guys at Examine.com more … Continue reading

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Cool-Down, Why Bother?

Everyone knows we need to cool-down after training or competition, indeed it’s one of the first lessons we’re all taught as juniors. Does anyone ever question why though? The perceived benefits A while back I did a little straw poll … Continue reading

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Static Stretching – Does It Actually Harm Performance?

Is static stretching resigned to join the likes of fixed path resistance machines and wobble boards on the training scrapheap? Over the past months or so there’s been an array of articles deriding the use of static stretching, particularly prior … Continue reading

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