I don’t want to get bulky..

So todays post is debunking the myth that “lifting makes women bulky” It is and always has been a complete load of balls that women get bulky from lifting…we get bulky from over eating, consistent poor diet choices…similarly we remain bulky from the same and in some cases under eating/ inconsistent eating…but that’s a whole […]

How to improve your loading medley

With the loading medley it can be difficult to improve your speed carrying heavy implements. One common mistake I see people make is walking/ jogging back to implements rather than sprinting. By sprinting you can take 3-4 seconds off your time over jogging on a 20 metre course. This can lead to a massive performance […]

Train what you’re bad at, not what you’re good at

A lot of people focus their training on the exercises that they like and are strong at. It’s important to incorporate some of the exercises that you do not like. If you are bad at a exercise, e.g. a front squat or incline press, look at what is making you bad that exercise and find […]

Improving your leg drive for pressing

  A common problem I see with peoples leg drive for overhead pressing is their heels coming off the floor as they dip and them tipping forward, this leads to them pressing the bar in front of them rather than overhead. One way of fixing this is to widen your stance, point your toes out […]

How to peak for a 5rm

This post goes through how to set up an 8 week training cycle to peak an exercise for a 5 rep max. We generally divide our training into 4 day Upper/Lower body split so 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days. On the first upper body day we would work on some of […]

Front Squats for Strongman

The front squat is my favourite squat variation for strongman and it can be done very easily in a commercial gym. A regular front squat with a barbell transfers over to all overhead movements, helps with stones and other loading events. It also carries over to side handle car deadlift. Anyone that has done a […]

The key to getting stronger

Long term progress and training for smaller gains is often overlooked by young or inexperienced lifters. Too often people aim for 5 or 10kg gains every training cycle and push their body to their limits in order to meet their goals. This may work in the short-term but you will quickly find yourself getting injured.

Training the farmers walk

The Farmers Walk predominantly works the: Upper back and traps Grip strength Core Unilateral leg strength Stability We train the farmers carry just like any other lift. If your max farmers carry is 100kg for 15 metres then you can train it similarly to how you would train using percentages for a 1RM. For example, […]

How to log press

When training with the log we always prop it up under plates or a tyre so that we can start with out feet underneath it. We recommend a wide stance, the stance you use for pressing it is usually that best, this way you can pick it up, clean it and press it all using […]

Tips for women and the bench press

Most women don’t have enough volume in their training program when it comes to upper body work. Training upper body 2-4 times a week including lots of delts. biceps, triceps and upper back work can help you build these muscles. Don’t ignore shoulder pressing, it’s a great assistance exercise for the bench press that is often […]