SSS HOSTS CHARITY FUNDRAISER AND TURNS 4 YEARS OLD.

Shire Speed and Strength hosted a charity fundraiser for the Rode 2 Recovery drug and alcohol rehab center and 1000km bike ride on Sunday May 19th.   The Head Coaches of both the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons, Michael Macguire and Steven Price participated in a deadlift demonstration, both clubs provided prizes […]

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CALLS FOR SENATE INQUIRY.

The ripples continue to fan outwards in the ASADA and ACC investigations into drugs in sport and criminal spin off.   The Australian Senate is forming an inquiry into the involvement of Sports Scientists in high-level sport in Australia.     Greens Senator Dr Richard Di Natale stated, “The ‘whatever it takes’ mentality of Australian […]

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RUN FIRST OR LIFT FIRST?

Many athletes have to negotiate their training time to incorporate lifting in the gym and running or technical-tactical training on the same day. Which should you do first?     Here is a simple thought experiment. Which has the greater priority right now? The prioritised need should come first.   An analysis of where you […]

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COACHING IN POETRY, PROGRAMMING IN PROSE.

They say,   ‘Coaching is an art; not a science’.     Said by; Everyone. And no, I do not need to check my sources on whom everyone is.   Let’s break this statement down a little bit. Science seems to be put in the pejorative here. Is Art axiomatically better than Science? What is […]

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LEVELLING CHARGES.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have exposed to the current ASADA investigation and fallout involving NRL club the Cronulla Sharks. Being that the club is just 2 kilometres down the road and that many junior development players, ex-players and current club captain Paul Gallen have trained at Shire Speed and […]

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SHOULD ATHLETES PAY HECS?

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald raises the question of whether Olympic athletes should repay the cost of their training and competition under the government funded Olympic program.   One thing to add from me on this. Generally, I think this is a provocative concept and worth considering. However, the government benefits from the […]

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……….AND NOW OVER TO OUR MAN IN TEXAS.

We get quite a few football players through SSS, of all codes. One of our first ever members though, has been busy overseas the last few years and only gets to train in Australia in the off season.   Blake Muir holds quite a few gym lifting records at SSS and for last 2 years […]

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ALL THE PED’S IN THE WORLD WONT SAVE YOU FROM ME.

The Australian Crime Commission (ACC)  this week released a paper ‘Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport: New generation Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Organised Criminal Involvement in their use in Professional Sport.’   The paper can be downloaded here.   The investigation has drawn on information over the last 4 years and has resulted […]

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BIG LIFTING COMES FROM BIG COOKING.

It alarms me sometimes how little people eat, how inconsistent they are and how joyless eating has been made for them.   Being that I’m not competing in anything anymore, my drive to advance in training has taken a new turn; I now train to eat. I’m not talking about competitive eating (although we have […]

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HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS.

For the holiday period the opening hours for the gym are listed below. Regular gym hours will start again from Monday January 7th.   MONDAY 24th           6am to 3.30pm TUESDAY 25th          CLOSED WEDNESDAY 26th    CLOSED THURSDAY 27th        6am to 9pm FRIDAY 28th               5pm to 9pm SATURDAY 29th        12pm to 2pm SUNDAY 30th             […]

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