2018 EVENTS AND PLANS

We could have used stock photos or hired a fitness model, but it seemed more sensible to use athletes we actually coach. A post shared by shirespeedandstrength (@shirespeedandstrength) on Feb 3, 2018 at 12:13am PST Invariably, one becomes content and operations focused and that leaves little time for strategic emphasis. We rounded out 2017 with […]

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AROUND THE WORLD.

Its a rare treat to be able to catch up with some of our athletes from around the world.   Football, weightlifting, boxing and powerlifting. The next week we’ll be taking it all in as we pay a visit to our North American athletes. #coachinginpoetryprogramminginprose A post shared by shirespeedandstrength (@shirespeedandstrength) on Aug 9, 2017 […]

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GREGORIAN PROGRAMMING.

So 1582, the Julian calendar makes way for the Gregorian calendar under Pope Gregory the 13th. It wasn’t until 1752 though that England and British Territories adopted it in 1752. If you ever see dates referred to as ‘Old Style (O.S.) or New Style (N.S.) then you know what that is in reference to, in […]

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THE MR BERGSTROM SITUATION AND COACHING TRIAGE.

“That’s the problem with being middle class, anyone who really cares will always leave you for those who need it more.” Mr Bergstrom to Lisa as he leaves on the train for Capitol City.   Specialized short term coaching support is a tease. Not only is is hard to find, when it CAN be sourced […]

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THE SUPERBOWL AWAITS.

Long time Shire Speed and Strength athlete Blake Muir will be in Houston Monday morning Sydney Time as part of the Atlanta Falcons as they attempt to win their first ever Superbowl against the New England Patriots. The Falcons beat the Green bay Packers in the NFC Championship game and enter the Superbowl with the […]

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2016 REVIEW AND A TEASE OF 2017.

It has been the most fatiguing year so far. Since 2009 when the gym opened, we have had a tendency to bite off the proverbial gullet full, and then chew like hell. Whilst the early years were anxious, every gym being a year to year proposition at best in the beginning; we have bloomed into […]

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HOW ABOUT THAT, WE SET A NATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING RECORD!!!

The following clips are a summary of the lifts for SSS lifter Jackson Roberts-Young competing at the 2016 Commonwealth Youth, Junior, Senior Championships in Penang, Malaysia. Jackson competed in the Junior 105kg class.   Central to the performance for Jackson was breaking the Junior 105kg Clean and jerk record previously held by 2 time Commonwealth […]

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THE VICHY GYM.

    “….what did French land ever give us?” “We invented Democracy, Existentialism and the Blow job” “Those are 3 pretty good things…” You could probably add to that list, Champagne, soft cheeses and Berets, but I don’t think many people want to take credit for wearing Berets. Add to the list one more. The […]

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THE BROAD CHURCH.

We have heard our Prime Minister use the term ‘broad church’ to describe the pluralism of his own party. One senses that this is a coping mechanism for how a politician has to put up with factions of a large party that may have significantly varying and troublesome views on controversial matters. Shire Speed and […]

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UPDATING THE MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER STANDINGS.

Back in 2013 we posted about Mo Farah’s achievements in winning the 5,000m/10,000m double at the London Olympics. The post served to bring to light the modern era of excellent middle distance runners and mentioned the exploits of Morceli, El Guerrrouj, Gebrselassie and Bekele. Since then, Farah has gone on to win a second 5000/10000 […]

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