Road to Regionals

When you receive your confirmation email and realise you have 7 weeks training, it sounds like a lifetime, you tell yourself you can pb all lifts, knock minutes off your Fran time and get the gymnastic skills down to the T... In reality? Its been a roller coaster of "if's" and "maybe's" , playing the guessing game of what might come up has been a tough mind game to control..

May 08, 2015 by Kieran Heinich

The Benefits of Olympic Lifting

Olympic lifting has never received mainstream recognition. Feared and revered it’s thought to be a specialist training protocol of the giant iron monsters that used to dwell being the Iron Curtain. But studies show embracing this ancient practice could be the best thing you do in your training this year.
January 29, 2015 by Ross Edgley

Ballistic Bumper Plate Review

Apart from being easy on the eyes the new Bullddog Gear flecked ballistic bumper plates are a great piece of kit. They come with individual color coded flecks so you can easily identify what plates are on the bar which isn’t so easy with all black bumpers. They are engineered in Britain and made of recycled rubber which makes the durability of the plates outstanding. 

December 30, 2014 by Bold Apps
Resistance Band Training: The Science

Resistance Band Training: The Science

Resistance bands could be the most valuable tool you have in your S&C armoury. An age old training aid they even featured in Professor Yuri Verkhoshansky’s book entitled ‘Fundamentals of Special Strength-Training in Sport” (1997). But what are they? How do you use them? And how can they help you improve in the gym? 

December 22, 2014 by Ross Edgley