THE CANARY IN THE GYM COAL MINE.

*** This is a re-write of an old post from the old gym website from several years ago.***     There are warning signs all around us; not of impending doom from the perceived sheer danger of a weight room, but rather of individuals and how they may do themselves a disservice from the poor […]

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WANT TO LEARN? OBTAIN SOME PROBLEMS TO SOLVE.

Periodically, someone will ask me where I have learnt most of my knowledge, what publications do I read, seminars that I go to, youtube channels do I watch, places I have studied and coaches I have been mentored under?     The truth is always very underwhelming I think; not just to me, but to […]

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SOLSTICE LIFTING HOURS.

  TUESDAY DEC 23RD.         LIFTING COMP AND SOLSTICE PARTY FROM 5PM.   WEDNESDAY DEC 24TH.    6AM TO 4PM.   THURSDAY DEC 25TH.       CLOSED   FRIDAY DEC 26TH.             CLOSED   SATURDAY DEC 27TH.       6.30AM-2PM   SUNDAY DEC 28TH.           CLOSED   MONDAY DEC 29TH          6AM-9PM   TUESDAY DEC 30TH        6AM-9PM   WEDNESDAY DEC […]

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HIGH REP OLYMPIC LIFTING

It’s not enough to say that because high-rep Olympic lifting is absent from the highest competitive levels of the sport, that therefore it is a bad idea. That would only be a case of phenomenology.   If you are going to make a critique of a methodology then by definition it can’t just be contradiction. […]

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PUNCHING A SACRED COW: SAND RUNNING IS NOT FOR SPEED.

The gym sits within a short distance of a very popular and well-known place for exercise and training.   The Wanda sand hills, accessed north of Wanda beach through the Green Hills carpark at Cronulla, are a traditional migratory ground for pre-season sporting teams, weekend exercise warriors, dog lovers, families, various athletes and various wanna-be-athletes. […]

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OUR MEN IN TEXAS

Your coach will be in Texas for the next 2 weeks.   Its rare that I get to visit athletes from the gym when they are playing overseas but I have decided that these 2 weeks offer too much to miss. Don’t worry, the gym is still open normal times and Scott and Nick will […]

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HOW A FISHING EXPEDITION ACHIEVED THE IMPOSSIBLE.

We are 16 months on from ‘The Darkest day in Australian Sport’ and just now ASADA has handed ‘show-cause’ notices to 34 AFL players. We do not know exactly who these players are but we can guess that they almost certainly are from the Essendon football club. There is no update on the situation for […]

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Jabberwocky programming and The Hunting of the Snark.

Lewis Carroll’s work Alice in Wonderland and sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are internationally famous. Less so are his nonsense poems The Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark. Nonsense poems are usually written for children and sometimes carry complex allegories for adults. Think of them as modern day cartoons that are designed somewhat for […]

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