Pain is NOT ‘just a part of training’

Before I start this little rant, I want to make a clear distinction between ‘good pain’ that is, pain you experience when you push yourself to new limits (i.e. muscle soreness or ‘the burn’), and ‘bad pain’, the type of pain that is...

The key stone to quality squatting

We love squats, I love squats, everyone loves squats. They are the king of all exercises right? Well, squats and deadlifts. Nothing is more functional than having the capacity to pick things up from the floor, carry stuff on your back and move up/down. But as we...

Strength, power and speed…or is that movement quality?

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to compete at the Australian/New Zealand CrossFit Games Regionals competition in Wollongong. For those of you that don’t know about it, the regionals competition is the penultimate competition for the top 60 individual men,...

Position is power, but can you find it? 

The mark of good coach or trainer is their ability to modify their coaching cues to suit the individual. What works for one person often won’t work for another. So the flexibility of the metaphorical tool box that each coach carries with them, of physical and...