Tag Archives: strength training

Why Lifting Weights Makes You MORE Flexible!

So, my friends at Sweat Studios asked me to recently asked me to dispel some of the myths surrounding weight training and flexibility. If you’re in and about the Milton Keynes area, then I’d recommend checking out the hottest (quite … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2014

The turn of the year is a natural reflection point, a time to look back at the accomplishments of the past twelve months and plan your attack for the next dozen to come. So, in no particular order, here are … 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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A Summary of the 2012 Middlesex Strength & Conditioning Conference

The weekend of the 3rd March saw Middlesex University host their third annual Student Strength and Conditioning Conference. The conference is a great opportunity for young practitioners get together and learn from some of the leading experts in the field. … Continue reading

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A is for… Accountability

  Your body is your responsibility – no one else’s. You are accountable for your own fitness, nutrition and recovery. You can forget fancy programs, macronutrient cycling and contrast showers if you’re not doing the basics consistently; it’s a waste … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Let Thy Knee Travel Over Thy Toe

  One of the fitness commandments or a mistaken myth? Many personal trainers have been taught to avoid letting the knee travel over the toe like the plague but they don’t understand why. Let’s try and shed a little light … Continue reading

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Strength Training for Badminton (Part 1)

Here’s sneak peak of an article I’ve written for the next issue of the Badminton England members magazine (sorry I can’t get all the pics up). There’s a few more coming over the next month or two. If you’re looking to … Continue reading

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The Chaos Bench Press

The Chaos Bench is a fantastic variation of the bench press that is fantastic for improving shoulder health and may help up your numbers as well. This exercise goes by a few different monikers; Suspended Weight Bench, Crazy-Bell Bench, Bamboo … Continue reading

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Barefoot Strength Training

Barefoot training seems to have been in resurgence for the last decade or so with countless coaches and trainers extolling its benefits. Even the latest ‘innovations’ in footwear technology have been designed in an attempt to mimic the natural action … Continue reading

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