2016 IWF JUNIOR WORLDS

To be selected to one’s country is a tremendous honor, although weightlifting is hardly a well-contested sport in Australia, world-wide it is an entrenched competition that ranks as one of the worlds toughest to train for and succeed in. Jackson Young qualified earlier this year for the IWF Junior World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia; quite […]

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SO, ABOUT THOSE ‘DUCK FEET’……

So there is a lot of, ‘Old man yells at cloud‘ with this, but have you noticed that Ducks don’t actually have ‘Duck Feet’?       Look closely, do those feet look like they are pronated to you? On the contrary, if anything ‘Duck Foot’ looks a lot more like supination in actual ducks, […]

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SSS GOES TO THE NFL!!!

Its not every day that a SSS athlete joins the NFL; but it was yesterday.     In a turbulent end to the 2016 NFL draft, long time Shire Speed and Strength athlete Blake Muir signed an Priority Free Agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers.   The offensive line graduate from Baylor University who […]

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WITH GREAT SADNESS…….

One photo stands pride of place. Several years ago a man from Melbourne contacted me about preparing to play gridiron…. as a QB for the first time at age 50!!!! He flew to Sydney to train, took on the skills and programming advice, and through persistence and need as injuries at his club took hold, […]

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“ITS A GAWD-DAMN MARSHMELLOW IS WHAT IT IS.”

Lifters value the interface between their feet and the ground. This is not a place for something with the consistency of marshmellow.     It seems strange to most people when entering an actual gym that what they call their ‘gym shoes’ are actually just their walking around shoes. The instruction they are given is […]

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I WANT TO SEE THE OVER-CORRECTION.

I think it is going to be a long time before a robot is able to do my job. I could of course be wrong, but I hope not, and and the more I think about it, I don’t think I am.   A coaching robot would have to be an extremely comprehensive device. It […]

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THE LENGTHS THAT HAVE TO BE TAKEN.

It is a never ending chore to ensure fairness and equality in sport. In the multitude of sports that Shire Speed and Strength has involvement with, and the multitude of ways in which that involvement structured (coaching, playing, officiating, administrating), that chore is considered on all sides here. Obviously the hot topic in Australia has been […]

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WHO IS AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST EVER FEMALE ATHLETE?

Is it possible that Australia’s female athletes have performed better than the male athletes? Arguably yes. As you will see, and we may be able to identify one that stands above the rest. Women’s sport is not, and might not ever be, equal to men’s sports in terms of popularity and money. It is not […]

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