Tag Archives: training

Open Reflections

This years Open was incredibly challenging, stressful and yet at the same time enjoyable. I did not finish in the Top 200 however I was floating around the 350 mark before I injured my tricep, not allowing me to do the last workout 😦 Workouts 2, 3 and 4 all had a similar weakness. Upperbody […]
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19.3 & 19.4

Talk about 2 disappointing weeks. These two weeks really really broke my spirits. These two weeks really confirmed some major weaknesses in my programming and overall fitness, which I knew about but never cared to put too much effort into. That will have to change drastically if I am going to be good at this […]
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Rest Days

When speaking to exercise enthusiasts or those who like to smash themselves every day, often the mentality is more is better. People start to trade off volume for intensity, doing more and more training. Unfortunately this is usually at the cost of intensity, and does not always equal an increase in performance. Unless you are […]
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Improving your fitness by getting stronger

Working in a Coaching Zone gym that has been open for over a year now, you start to see trends and limitations of the program. Through the use of heart rate belts, people are motivated to get their heart rate sky high and get super out of breath in the 45 minute sessions. While this […]
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Principles over methods

Watching a podcast last night on barbell shrugged featuring Julien Pineau, the quote “principles over methods” rung through my head. This guy is genius and I would definitely recommend listening to him speak as he puts everything into simple terms. Too often coaches get stuck on doing things a particular way, not individualising programs for […]
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My trick to recovery

For a long time I did absolutely nothing once I finished my WOD – other than lie there and catch my breath back. No stretching, no foam rolling, literally nothing. And I would pull up crap the next day too, with my body aching and needing the warmup to get me going. Luckily while browsing […]
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General Population vs Athletes

Being involved in high level programs from a young age, I have always had a love for fitness training with continued once I dropped every sport as a 19 year old. Different fro most, my mindset towards training was to really attack it and get the most out of my body. Through working with the […]
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Getting Coached

Hiring a coach? Hiring a coach can be a tough decision to make. Especially when you are capable of motivating and programming for yourself, it can be easy to save the extra dollars spent on a coach to go about it by yourself. I did this for 10 months of the 2017/18 season and although […]
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Strength Program – Results

3 months of lifting heavy weights, with a lot of rest in between is not the most exciting thing. It is probably one of the main reasons why I could never pick up a sport like powerlifting or olympic lifting soles on their own. In saying that, there is great pleasure in seeing your strength […]
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Strength Program

About 6 months out from the open, and it is time to build on some strength. (Pretending I wrote this at the start of my program in September). The last couple months have been spent on lifting decently heavy weights for 8-12 reps, building some endurance and gaining some size. While I am unsure whether […]
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