I have posted before about recovery routines before, elements of which can used after both sports training and weight training sessions. I have also spoken before about the need for deep belly breathing post training also. In brief using deep belly breathing we can re-establish parasympathetic dominance and get out of stressed state training encourages. I find many athletes jump off the mat and straight out the door, investing sometime in ‘coming down’ will help kick start your recovery and reduce training stress. These come via Cal Dietz of university of Minnesota, I’ve been experimenting with them myself and with some of my athletes post training and we’ve really been feeling the benefits. Give one or all of these a try after your next training session.
As a coach I’m never afraid to explain movements I use outside of the normal paradigm. When I program my experience informs my exercise selection ever increasingly, what I do try to avoid is becoming dogmatic about exercise selection. My embrace of the safety bar…Continue reading
This session emphasises extra time spent on increasing the flexibility and health of the spine and hamstrings. In this lesson, Nick takes you through some fundamental Yoga positions, alternating more rigorous postures with complete relaxation. It is a great introduction for those who have yet…Continue reading
5 for fighting posts will about 5 exercises or ideas I use regularly with combat (and non combat athletes). This post is about KPI’s in the biggest lifts I employ. Strength Key Performance Indicators are way stones or development marks in an athletes strength profile….Continue reading
We have reposted the content of our good friend and Scrambler, Tom Barlow here, from his excellent online training resource, Tom Barlow Online. We highly recommend it for his clear and concise teaching style and the delicious goldeny nuggets of wisdom contained within. Every…Continue reading
Heres a program for you if you struggle with conventional squats or movements that place a lot of pressure on your back. I’ve been tinkering with the triphasic format (focus on specific eccentric, isometric and concentric movement) for a while now, trying different exercise selections and…Continue reading