I am hopeless with a capital H at buying people Christmas presents. It all stems from the big picture view I have, and always have had. I’ve always been blessed … Continue Reading Fitness themed Christmas gifts and musings……
The 2014 world weightlifting championships concluded last Sunday from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In the early days of this site, I wrote some fairly extensive posts about the Olympic lifts, their benefits … Continue Reading Some more thoughts on Olympic weightlifting
They say there’s no substitute in life for experience, and in this case that sentiment rings truer than ever! The pre-exercise or pre-workout warm up: Worshiped by some, valued by … Continue Reading So, is the ‘warm up’ really that hot a topic?
The topic of rest periods in the realm of fitness and physical improvement often gets glossed over. I get it, it’s not particularly sexy……. Not as sexy as performance improvement, … Continue Reading Get the body you want: Respect the rest periods!
Stop, pause and reflect. When did you last take a small segment of time to simply take stock of everything? Everything being your journey. We spend so much time focusing … Continue Reading Stop & see how far you’ve come.
Welcome to the next movement in the “overlooked movement” series, where I apply my best efforts to remind you just how powerful and effective certain classic movements are. Last time … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Push-up variations & progressions
Few people know the standing overhead press was actually included in Olympic lifting right up until as recently as 1972! It’s as primal and basic as it gets, pick a … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Standing overhead press
We all know (or should) that the process of “working out” or “training” is only effective when carried out in the respect of a crucial equation……… The balance of catabolism … Continue Reading A super effective post workout recovery boosting routine!
With summer well and truly here, the enviable possession that is the coveted “6 pack” is all too envied and desired! With the amazing weather we’ve been having so far, … Continue Reading The best route to 6 pack abs (individual training advice)
We all have goals in life, these goals can often be divided into categories: Financial, educational, spiritual and more often than not; physical Physical themed goals stem from the principle of improved health. … Continue Reading The most paramount factor to achieving your goals!
Lets set the scene, we join up for a training session. It’s the very first session working together and I ask you to perform a front squat……….with only the … Continue Reading The MAGIC of the front squat
Can you relate at all with Olympic weight lifting? Do you know anything about it? Do you perceive it as “boring”? I’m not here to change your interests and enjoyments … Continue Reading What Olympic weightlifting can do……….for YOU
We all know “head knowledge” really only counts for so much and in comparison to personal experience, the “head knowledge” is worth very little. In this final segment of my … Continue Reading How many Carbs should we eat? (The conclusion!)
All hail the mighty PULL UP! We all have that one exercise that we just LOVE doing, no matter how tough, no matter how bad we feel, we just look … Continue Reading What is your KING exercise?
So how many of you were just overjoyed at the arrival of Saturday when you woke up this morning? Or afternoon in some cases! 😉 I was full of the … Continue Reading Hooray for Saturday!!…………RIGHT??