Are You A Marxist Strength Coach?

The works of Ciaran O’Regan, Mladen Jovanovic, Mike Tuscherer and John Kiely were profound influences on this article. For a more extensive understanding of Top-Down Training Planning, I’d highly recommend looking into their work. How the strength coach community has been manipulated by Marxist ideology… and why you’re probably none the wiser. Here is an […]

What Athletes Can Learn From High-Performance Tires

What Athletes Can Learn From High-Performance Tires In the early 1980’s Goodyear Tire were responsible for fitting tires to a few high performance cars, mostly, the Chevrolet Corvette. The tire’s roots were based in formula one racing — the elite of the elite in racing car performance. The tire’s design was very different than most […]

How Eccentric Training Makes Athletes Stronger & More Powerful For Sport

Utilising Eccentrics In Your Training Program For More Strength & Injury Resilience As An Athlete Eccentric actions refer to an athlete’s muscle belly that is resisting the act of lengthening; the muscle is exerting force while being lengthened.  Imagine a tug of war against someone much larger than yourself… you are resisting movement, but inevitably […]

Goal Setting For Athletes: Make The Process The Goal

The process might not always be pretty, but man it sure is necessary. Friday afternoon December 2016. I had just finished up at the gym and thought I would head down to Coogee for a quick swim before pizza night with my then girlfriend (now wife), Angie. I had been swimming for about 2 hours […]

How To Improve Self-Confidence & Self-Belief As An Athlete.

Self-belief doesn’t come easily. In the age of the social “highlight reel” fuelled by filtered Instagram photos and 15-second stories of athletic mastery (that took 115 takes to get right) it’s easy to feel like you suck. In fact, even though social media has provided a platform for people to celebrate their bodies, develop self-confidence […]

Why The Nervous System Matters For Athletes

Why The Nervous System Matters When most athletes train, their focus is on improving or altering the physiological capacity of the muscle – whether that be through increasing density, volume, or altering the length. Similarly, most of the research around adaptations to training usually focus on the physiological changes that occur – changes to the […]

The Role and Importance of Contrast Training In Athlete Development

Contrast Training One of the most effective training methods for developing the whole range of the force velocity curve is contrast training. The principle of this method revolves around its capacity to provide a more complete development of the motor capacities and strength qualities by varying the external load during the workout, exercise or (with […]

Principles Over Methods: The Role and Importance of Plyometric Training

Plyometrics Almost every athlete wants to be more explosive. They see themselves running faster, cutting with more intent, jumping higher, or in collision sports, being the dominant contact. Plyometrics is a special form of strength training because it involves exercises where there is an important build up of kinetic energy as the body absorbs the […]