INTERMEMBRALISTS, BRACHIATING PRIMATES AND HOW OH&S LECTURES ARE DESIGNED FOR GIBBONS.

I have to declare a prejudice; I am bigoted towards people with certain limb ratios; I’m an Intermembralist.   It’s not how tall or short you are, skinny or obese, limb ratios are different altogether. I’m happy to coach people with learning-difficulties, any race, the smelly, the unfashionable, the unemployable, snake-handling pentecostals, neo-nazis, known terrorists,……. […]

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DO YOU HAVE LEGO ARSE?

A re-post of an old article. There’s nothing shapely about the posterior of a Lego man. He has no glutes at all.     Look around out in the street and see if you can find people with ‘Lego Arse’, their whole pelvis is tucked up underneath them and if they look that bad when […]

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SPEAKING IN GYMLISH

    “Heels”. I don’t actually want you on your heels, but its likely that you’ve rocked forward onto your toes; I want the weight even on the foot so going to the heel is an attempt at centering everything up.   “Pockets”. The pockets position is at the top of thigh. This is also […]

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WHAT TO WATCH.

Its a big weekend of football this weekend. To kick it all off, make sure you catch Hawaii vs BYU on ESPN 10am this saturday the 29th to see SSS athlete Blake Muir start for Hawaii.   Its been a rough start to the year for the Warriors (1-2), breaking in a new staff and […]

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RUNNING SKILLS TRAINING.

Saturday September 29th will be a running skills clinic open to all interested athletes.   The clinic will run from 3pm to 4.15pm at Waratah Athletics Track Sutherland. Children/Students are $20 and Adults are $30. Please book your place by email coachupham@shirespeedandstrength.com.au or on 0415-889952   This is one of the few chances to attend […]

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THE INEVITABLE TOPIC.

It’s only a matter of time before the subject of performance enhancing drug (PED) use comes up if you spend enough time in a gym.   I always confront the issue the same way. First, is to say that I have to plead my ignorance on the subject to a large extent. Invariably I get […]

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PONZI FITNESS

Re-post of an old article.     New things have a tremendous impact on people, even in small amounts.   I feel compelled to tell everyone the first time that I see them, that no matter what I have them do on day one they will probably receive some sort of training effect from it […]

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WHY WE TAKE IT TO THE VO2 MAX.

Australia’s record at the Olympics in Rowing, Cycling and Swimming has been excellent for many, many Olympiads. They are our most consistent haulers of medals, in fact, looking at the last 6 Olympic Games results, we can see just how much these three sports make up our medal success.   Swimming [32 Finals ’08-‘96, 28 […]

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BARBELL RECIDIVISM

‘Barbell Recidivism’ is describing the re-offending of the lifter in terms of the efficiency of their lifting technique. The skill that may have been grasped fleetingly in one training session, may not be there the next.   A good lifter is always paying attention to the efficiency of their lifting. It serves a couple of […]

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