What I’ve been up to…

I am aware I haven’t posted here for ages and I apologise! I’ve been busy with other things. One thing out of my control which I’ll be writing about soon. And another thing that I have been in control of and really enjoying. You may know I’ve become more involved with RugbyRenegade.com and have been… Read more »

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The Answer to All S&C Questions – It Depends!!

For all the information we have access to we still need to put it all into perspective. Into context. Into reality. You see we read the latest research we, go to conferences, we discuss with other coaches. And that’s great! It gives us the background, the raw science. It helps us connect the dots in… Read more »

Sleep & Performance: Part 2 – Phases of Sleep

SMS: Today’s Blog is Sleep & Performance Part 2 by Rob Parkinson Senior Physiotherapist at Gloucester Rugby (Read Part 1 Here): My first guest blog for Strength Made Simple focused on Sleep habits and how we could make changes to our own habits to maximize high quality. In part two I’m going to look at the… Read more »

Saunas and Athletic Performance

Below is a presentation I put together for work looking at the research and practicality of using saunas to enhance performance. I have also included the video of Dr Rhonda Cohen, which was responsible for starting a bit of a buzz around the internet as to the potential benefits of sauna use for hypertrophy and… Read more »

The Benefits of Minimalist Training

Getting stronger, more aesthetic and improving your performance doesn’t have to come from slogging it out day in day out. In fact, high volume “muscle magazine” training can actually be detrimental to your goals and a minimalist style of training can be extremely beneficial. Firstly, you have more time to recover. Contrary to popular belief,… Read more »

20 Great Strength Quotes To Inspire You to Be A Better Lifter

Quotes are great to use on the whiteboard or in training programs to keep people motivated and inspired. They can also make you look intelligent!! Here are 20 of the best strength quotes to motivate you to be a better lifter: “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward… Read more »

6 Things to Ask Yourself Before Switching Training Programs

The amount of strength training programs out there is astonishing. If you Google strength training programs you get 8 million 3 hundred thousand hits! So, it is no wonder that people get distracted and jump to the “next big thing” training program. Although this may keep you entertained and enthused to train, it won’t help… Read more »

Book Review: The Renegade Diet by Jason Ferruggia

  Jason is one of the top online strength and health coaches out there and The Renegade Diet is one of his best ebooks. He has a track record of taking complex training topics and making them simple and easy to follow. The Renegade diet does this for nutrition and then some! Plus his clients have… Read more »

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