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Plyometrics – Why?

Plyometric training is very misunderstood old beast. Whilst many seek to reap the proposed benefits of plyo’s, few truly understand the mechanics that underpin them. Appreciating the kinetic and kinematic demands of different movements is integral if you’re to maximise … Continue reading

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Measuring Stiffness – The Principles

If you missed my introduction to stiffness post then it’s worthwhile catching up with it by clicking on the link. This post will take this on a step further and will look at the principles of trying to measure and … Continue reading

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Stiffness 1.01

When I began my MPhil/PhD it came with the promise of lots of related blog content. Well, here it begins… Broadly speaking, I’m looking into certain aspects of lower limb stiffness. Hopefully this first piece will serve as a neat … Continue reading

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The Application of Concentric-Only Training (Part 2)

Before we start, make sure you’ve checked out my introduction to concentric-only training and the first part of this double header. A bit more practicality for this instalment, we’ll be looking at how to apply concentric-only training to the big … Continue reading

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The Application of Concentric-Only Training (Part 1)

Last time out I posted an introduction to concentric-only training, this article will build on these principles and look at its potential application. Why Use It? Here’s a quick recap. Ditching the eccentric portion of an exercise makes it less … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Concentric-Only Training

Concentric-only training has exploded over the last two years or so and with the publication of this study last week, I’m sure that this training modality will continue its rapid surge in popularity. So, what is this ‘concentric-only’ training and … Continue reading

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A Primer On Plyo’s

‘Plyometric’ is probably the most abused training term in existence. Colloquially it seems to be employed to encompass any power exercise, regardless of how it’s performed. This article will recap what Plyo’s actually are and how they work. What is … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Training with the Olympic Lifts

Hopefully the first part of this series has given you an idea of why weightlifting could be beneficial to you. Today we’ll go into a bit more detail on this and demonstrate the potential application to different types of trainers. … Continue reading

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Why Weightlifting?

“Weightlifting as a sport could do so much to help all sports understand how to work in a gym” Sir Clive Woodward (Source: Twitter) Olympic Weightlifting is undoubtedly one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of the Olympic Games; anyone who … 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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