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Interview with Ian Fisher, Yorkshire CCC Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Something a bit different for my blog. This week I had a chance to sit down with Ian Fisher, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I asked him a couple question, mostly exercise, fitness and health … Continue reading

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How To Master Your First Pull Up

Who here has pull ups in their regular gym programme? Anyone? No one? And why would you, they’re hard! Too hard in fact, that’s why you don’t do them. But you’d like to do them. Because, well they look cool. … Continue reading

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Olympic Weightlifting Workout

The next stage of my UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation is a workshop on weightlifting, this is not just lifting any weights however you want but is the term used to cover the two specific movements – the … Continue reading

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Food Trackers – Good or Bad?

Up until about a month ago I had always tried to eat healthy but never counted my calorie intake. If I was eating mostly proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats – whilst limiting the ‘crap’ foods I would be happy. … Continue reading

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Reps? Sets? Strength & Hypertrophy Training – What You Need To Know

In today’s world of social media, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (just to name a few) it is so easy to think you know what you are doing in the gym. Truthfully, I think people may still be a little confused … Continue reading

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Split Squat or Back Squat – Which Should I Do?

Recently I have been loving listening to my podcasts. I am a massive badger when it comes strength and conditioning (S&C) and personal training books, podcasts, blogs or anytime of information source. Out of all the podcasts I have listened … Continue reading

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Hybrid Shoulder and Core Workout

Because of my background in strength and conditioning and sport science, I am usually against ‘body-builder’ type workouts. I always recommend to my clients to train their whole body every workout. Firstly, it is much more functional and relateable to … Continue reading

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Olympic Lifting Variations

Before we look at the Olympic lifting variations, I thought I’d give you a brief history of Olympic lifting. Olympic weightlifting has been included in the Olympics since the first Modern Olympics in 1896 and is now a permanent feature … Continue reading

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Understanding Anabolic Steroids – Part 2

Following on from last week’s blog, this article continues to look at understanding anabolic steroids and will cover the physiological and psychological side effects, the stereotypical profile of a steroid user, and some “real life” motives for the use of … Continue reading

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Understanding Anabolic Steroids – Part One!

The use of anabolic steroids is often a taboo subject in the health and fitness industry, with many not wanting to discuss it because of it’s seedy and immoral nature. For me, this is part of the reason so many … Continue reading

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