Tag Archives: Strength

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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Superstrengths

How do you choose which physical qualities or skills to prioritise within a training programme? The traditional approach would be to start building on the weaknesses, after all, you’re only ever as strong as you weakest link. But is this … 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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How and When to Use the Y Balance

In the first part of this post I explained what the Y Balance is and how it should be performed. This follow-up instalment will look at how and when I apply this exercise with some of athletes I coach. Using … Continue reading

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What is the Y Balance?

The Y Balance is a phenomenal exercise. When you look at it, it requires pretty much everything; strength, stability, mobility… and balance of course. This first part of this post will take you through what the exercise is and how … 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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Developing the LTAD Model

Here’s the second part of an article I wrote a few months ago for Tennis Works, a Milton Keynes tennis-based education resource for players, coaches and parents. Definitely a project I’d recommend checking out if you’re at all involved with … Continue reading

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