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Rant of the Day – Gimmicks Vs Coaching Tools

Rant of the Day – Gimmicks Vs Coaching Tools

I regularly am pissed off by things I see in the fitness industry (I use that as a global term to cover all things gym related) so this is as much for my benefit as it is yours. Here is my thought for today…. I have seen a lot of trainers recently who, the second […]

Press Up Challenge

Press Up Challenge

Here is a challenge for you to try this month.  I am doing this routine this month in addition to my other training. To add in some extra chest and tricep volume work into your routine, try this press up routine. –  Test how many push ups you can do in a row. –  Divide […]

Powerlifting Classes Starting at Bridge Road Barbell

Powerlifting Classes Starting at Bridge Road Barbell

BRB are starting a beginner’s powerlifting class. Suitable for complete beginners and more experienced lifters looking to refine technique.  This will work as a 5 week course. Over the 5 weeks we will look at technique for the squat, bench and deadlift and appropriate training methods.  The beginner’s class will last 1 hour. It is […]

Estimated Maxes Vs Actual Maxes

When beginning a programme and establishing your working weights do not estimate 1 rep maxes. Do not take a stab in the dark and say ‘I reckon i could squat……kg’. Chances are you are over estimating ability due to ego, or in rarer cases under estimating your ability and selling yourself short. Instead use factual […]

Staying hungry

I am never satisfied and always want more progress, so often when someone hits a PR, my response will be “well done, what’s next?”.  Please do not assume I am not hugely impressed and pleased with what you have achieved.  I simply want you to keep the momentum and not rest on your laurels.  Do […]

Progressive Strength Template

Sometimes simplicity is the key when it comes to training.  Here is a basic template which has been tried and tested and is producing some good results already.  Nothing revolutionary here I’m afraid just a simple system which if used correctly will enable you to make gradual progress at your own pace. Assistance exercises can […]

There’s a METHOD in the MUSCLE…..

There’s a method in the muscle….. How many of these hypertrophy methods have you tried? and with how much success? Pick one and try it out to accelerate your gains, or if you’ve already tried all of them, why not revisit one method. Nothing revolutionary here, just tried and tested methods for improving muscle gain. […]

Utilising the Slingshot for the Bench

Utilising the Slingshot for the Bench

For those who have not yet heard of, or used one yet, the Slingshot is a supportive device used for the bench press.  Do NOT however let anyone tell you it is anything like a bench shirt, IT IS NOT!!  The slingshot is made out of stretchy material, bench shirts are not. They are a […]

A few lessons on learned in 2012

Here are a few concepts, largely revolving around programming, which I thought I would share with you… Nothing revolutionary, but often we need to be reminded of some of the fundamental principles that training should be based upon.  I will soon be bringing out a more in depth multi-part article on programming in which most […]