Category: Theory

A Simple Periodisation Plan

In last weeks blog post where I spoke about simplifying how we program and train, my aim was to do just that. Unfortunately it may have confused people! I’ve had a few questions about how to put this in place and for specific examples. So, here is a quick example of simple periodisation for you… Read more »

Keep It Simple – Assess Stress Adapt

I recently did a podcast for rugbyrenegade.com with Nick Lumley Strength & Conditioning Coach with Scotland 7’s. We discussed something I have been thinking about a lot lately. You will know by now that I recommend a simplified approach to training. In a nutshell: Assess, Stress and Adapt! In the podcast Nick discusses a blog… Read more »

2 Weeks To A Better Body – How To Avoid The “What The Heck Effect”

If you’ve read any of my previous writings I’m sure you’ll appreciate my philosophy of consistent progress to achieve your goals. We often know what we need to do to get there but we find reasons or lose motivation for the end goal which hijack our progress towards them. As an example: If you want… Read more »

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 »

Rick Kaselj Interview – Part 1

Hi Rick, Firstly thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Could you just let our readers know a little bit about yourself and how you got into this industry?   My name is Rick Kaselj and what I specialize in is, exercises for injury and pain. It started when I was in college… Read more »

Dan John Interview – Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of my interview with Strength Legend Dan John. Click here for Part 1   You have an interesting opinion on rehab/prehab work suggesting we should spend more time using full range of motion overhead squats for example rather than foam rolling for hours. Could you explain that?   I feel… Read more »

Dan John Interview – Part 1

I recently managed to get hold of one of the most experienced strength coaches around, Dan John.   Dan has produced some great work in this industry and has been a huge inspiration to me. He has a uniquely simple approach to training and life and has more analogies and anecdotes than I’ve had hot… Read more »

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