3 Exercises For Breaking Powerlifting PRs

I’ve listened to enough of Chad Smith’s Strong360 podcasts to appreciate that the best way to improve one’s competition powerlifting PRs is to simply focus on those lifts in training. But when you’re really maxing out on squat and getting frustrated that you can’t seem to add even 2.5kg to your 1-3 rep maxes, is throwing […]

In-Season Rugby Training Routine

We all know that the best things in life come in threes: Back to the Future, The Naked Gun, Boob Academy I, II and IV (III was a misfire, IV a sublime return to form). So here we come to the end of my trilogy of rugby (specifically front row) oriented gym tips. If you want to […]

6 Things I Have Realised After 14 Years Of Training

They say the strongest steel is forged in fire. The steel in my case looked like it had just had a stare down with Uri Geller. I had been ceremoniously dumped by my first love and had nowhere to turn. Any time I would try and spill the woe my mates would look at me […]

Turn Up The Volume: 4 Ways To Increase Training Volume For Size & Strength Gains

As summer comes to an end – and with the Olympia on the horizon – most lifters will be dreaming about making some serious gains over the next few months. Whether it’s packing on some size, increasing strength, or a mixture of the two, manipulating your training volume is a great way to grab a […]

Pre-Season Rugby Training Routine: Strength, Aerobic & Anaerobic Fitness

Let us return to that bastion of homo-eroticism, physical graft, mud, and a quintessentially English desire to cause physical pain while being bound by strict rules that is Rugby. For the uninitiated, you should probably consult my previous expletive laden post, Pre-Season Rugby Training Routine: Strength & Power. If you followed my previous routine, you should […]

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