The (Nearly) Straight Leg DeadLift

Diferent kindof blog this week. We’ve been practicing this movement quite alot lately. It’s technically called the Romanian Deadlift or the Straight Leg Deadlift although I want you all to be doing it with a bit of a bend in the knee. Watch the video and...
I’ve lost my training MOJO

I’ve lost my training MOJO

I’ve lost my training MOJO It’s been brewing for a bit really. The signs are easy to spot: missed training sessions, training sessions cut short and generally a feeling of fear and loathing before any training session. So I was sitting in the car outside the gym...
The Importance of De-loading

The Importance of De-loading

A few weeks ago I told you about my sore shins back in January, and how frustrated I was that I couldn’t train.Eventually I got back to jumping, and it was pretty good.The best bit was some 60m sprints In which I ran a whopping 0.3s faster than my best last...
How to Get Out of a Slump

How to Get Out of a Slump

As you may have heard at the time, I got hurt In January. A moment of distraction that turned into a horrible graze and big bump to my shins…It really angered me because I knew it would upset my training week. So I went home, festering in my bad mood. Ate a...
Baby it’s cold outside…

Baby it’s cold outside…

Baby it’s cold outside… Oh yeah, –2 degrees as I write this on a Thursday morning. Now of course, you know that this not a reason to skip training. But there are ways to make yourself more comfortable. As my ex-USSR coach used to say (cue bad Russian accent)...
5 Reasons you should take your workout outdoors

5 Reasons you should take your workout outdoors

5 Reasons you should take your workout outdoors Yes, we might still have a few chilly weeks ahead of us, but the benefit of working out outdoors are considerable! So as tempting as it is to snuggle up and hibernate, here are 5 reasons you should head outside....