December 3, 2018

Relative Stiffness explained:

The Problem

The enjoyment of clocking up miles running can be cut short by niggling issues.  Sadly, as more time is invested into physical training the time spent appropriately recovering also exponentially increases.  This is a daunting but...

September 5, 2018

World Cup fever has finally settled, and the England back room staff are most likely analysing successes and looking to make positive alterations to the team that progressed the furthest in the tournament since Italia 90.  I had fully expected to be writing this blog a...

July 31, 2018

After covering the ‘what’ and ‘why’, let’s move on to the ‘how.  Below you will find four instructional videos of exercises that move across three quarters of the force velocity curve.  This is a very limited snapshot of what is available if you are looking to put this...

July 15, 2018



I’m not going to delve too deeply into the mechanisms that elicit improvements in force and velocity, but a quick overview can help to understand that training power does not necessarily mean always completing ‘power training’. 




Force (becoming stronger):



July 10, 2018

In sports science, the term ‘power’ can be a confusing one.  This is partly due to its use in daily life and associations with everything from politics to the television series.  Within sport its use becomes increasingly diverse, for example when commentators create su...

March 6, 2018

I think it is fair to say that nearly everybody has that friend who does absolutely jack all training, but is still superior in strength, power and all things gym related.  It can be so easy to throw your hands up in the air and proclaim “well he/she is just a freak of...

January 22, 2018

Never Open with an apology they say...

Apology:  I am sorry for the title of this post (a little cheesy I know).  Sorry, not sorry. 🙂

Now, what am I talking about?  It all started when I was scrolling through Instagram and I noticed a pattern emerging.  Video after vide...

November 27, 2017

How much time do you estimate each day that you spend scrolling through Instagram or Facebook watching training videos of other people?  Over an hour? Two hours?  Human’s thirst for the knowledge of what their demigod is doing can understandably result in 10, 15 or 20...

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