THE TEACHING CONTINUUM AND A LOOK AT GAME THEORY IN SPORT.

Training and Exercising, they are not the same thing. It’s almost certain however, that every coach will have to start out with facilitating Exercise before they are able to operate in an environment where they can coach people who actually wish to Train. In this country, once you put aside work-related physical exertion, what you are […]

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FITNESS COUNTER-ERRORISM: Graffiti, Trolling, Satire, Contradiction and Polemic Contrarianism in Internet Exercise.

A rather long throat-clearing…….   There is a human instinct for critique, it is part of our social negotiation. At its best, contrarianism, pamphleteering, social activism, debate and campaigning (call it what you like) has formed the backbone of inspiring counter-revolutionary movements and change. At its worst, it is unjustified mockery or just plain graffiti. […]

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AN UPDATE ON OUR MEN IN TEXAS.

Well worth updating those who might be interested on ‘Our Men in Texas’   The gym serves several purposes, one of them being a meeting place and equipment storage for our local gridiron club. Two of its former players have gone on to bigger and better things. You can keep up to date with their […]

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A CLOSER LOOK AT SPEED AND AGILITY DRILLS.

Everyone loves a good agility ladder.     But take the ladder away, block out what the feet are doing, just look at the torso and hips; what is the person doing? Almost without exception, they’re looking down at their feet and their actual body is going almost no where: No where fast. What exactly […]

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SPEEDINESS, JUMPINESS AND EXPLAINING YOUR ANECDOTES.

I’m inventing words now, ‘Jumpiness’ pfft. If Speedy Gonzalez was a cartoon character, what cartoon animal can we have to take up the role of Jumpy…… let’s call him ‘Morris’, or how about ‘Walter’? Shall we make him one of those Jumping Spiders? That could be too terrifying.   Strength, Speed and Jumping; it is […]

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Retro-Homunculus Linear Progression

The thought experiment goes something like this: Imagine being put on a barge 200 nautical miles out past the ‘Exclusive Economic Zone’ with a humane amount of water. You’re out there for 4 days. On the 5th day a rescue boat comes and saves you, how much body fat do you think you will have […]

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THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY FOR PROBLEMS WITH BARBELL TRAINING.

New lifters come to the gym and explain how they feel that they are having trouble with their lifting technique and skills. My usual reply is, “you’ve come to right place.” Quackery is everywhere however, and I have recently considered how things might work if I used homeopathic remedies to fix problems in barbell training. […]

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