It’s not you, it’s Gordon Ramsay…

Imagine you are dining in a nice Michelin Star restaurant. You enjoy a delicious starter, followed by a great main course and a decadent dessert. You have had a fantastic experience and your tastebuds have been sent into overdrive. It’s a brilliant experience and you’ve thoroughly enjoyed yourself. You thank the chef and the service […]

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What is the real problem with grassroots sport?

Sport is an incredible tool. Some athletes may grow in self esteem and confidence because of it. Some athletes may learn valuable health and fitness lessons from it. Many will make life-long friendships because of it. And some athletes may be lucky enough to make a fulltime career out of it. So just what’s wrong […]

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Interview on the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast

This week I was interviewed for the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast. You can listen to the interview in full here…

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What to do when loading goes too far: regaining control in the weight room…

Many coaches ramp up loading too quickly, simply because they can!

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5 ways grassroots coaching made me better…

Use your community coaching experience as a springboard to improve as a coach!

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A second sport? The case for S&C

At the development end of the sporting spectrum, strength and conditioning should comprise of exposing the athlete to a wide range of movements…

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Becoming a beginner …

What aspects of your athletes’ training are you so distant from that you may have forgotten, not be empathetic with, or understand?

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S&C for Team Sports UKSCA Workshop Review

On June 27th, I made the 4.5 hour drive from Edinburgh to Leeds to attend the “S&C for Team Sports” workshop run by the UKSCA at Leeds Beckett University. Overall it was both informative and beneficial.

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4 stage model to athletic development – Part 2!

After the recent post on a 4 Stage model to athletic development, I received a lot of feedback online as to how this might pertain to other movements other than squatting. So I decided to add some more content surrounding the other fundamental movements.

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A 4 stage model to athletic development

I’ve recently been re-thinking about how I teach and progress novice trainers to advanced training status and it has lead to some revised thoughts on what principles and methods might be best to use in this process. The result is this 4 stage model.

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