March 27, 2019

If you're noticing the hiatus then you're probably;

A) my mother (who I do call more than I update this blog, I promise)

or B) looking at the dates of posts and wondering why such a big time lapse between posts.

Either way here's a quick update on what happened in 2018 an...

September 5, 2017

One for the Karateka and those who train them...or want to train them.

Reece Taylor (Kata) developing lower body power 

Kumite karate is different to my school boy experience of repeating drilled punches and kicks in neat lines. It involves two athletes fighting in a lar...

September 4, 2017

We know how to get stronger. We know how to get leaner. We are fairly sure how you get quicker. If we know all this then how come there isn't one programme for each that works for everyone?

Wanna get strong? Just squat more bro' 

Sit down snowflake.

Your mum likely t...

August 9, 2017

Part of my role at PerformancePro London is as Director of Education. A grand title I think you'll agree. What it really means is that I love learning, love sharing what I learn and am now responsible for a team of coaches and their professional development. We hold we...

August 7, 2017

I've a little personal experience with boxing. I used to regularly train at a boxing club, get pad work and coaching from experienced boxers and boxing coaches and frequently got pummelled by younger, faster and more talented boxers. It was exhilarating and often terri...

August 2, 2017

Not sure what you're going to do in the gym today? That's ok if you've got no specific goals. If however, you are trying to achieve something specific, you will need a plan. We know plans as 'training programmes' in the context of the gym but so many people fail to pla...

July 31, 2017

I recently listened to a podcast by the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) in which a top academic from Norway was interviewed on the futility of screening for injury in athletes. Prof. Roald Bahr is well placed to give an opinion on the matter being Head of the...

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