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Scenes from a powerlifting year

» by January 25th, 2010 at 2:41 pm » Comments (4)

“It took me years to fully appreciate the value of the lessons I have learned from the Iron. I used to think that it was my adversary, that I was trying to lift that which does not want to be lifted. I was wrong. When the Iron doesn’t want to come off the mat, it’s […]

Women’s Strength Training Network

» by January 18th, 2010 at 10:52 pm » Comments (3)

Folks, I have started a group on Facebook called the Women’s Strength Training Network. I hope many of you will join it. It is independent of this website, although clearly there’s a lot of synergy in the content. The aim is fourfold: Be a source of support for women who are ‘out there’ strength training, […]

Review of Dan John seminar in Ireland

» by January 8th, 2010 at 5:33 pm » Comments (0)

So, an Irishman, an Australian and an American walk into a bar….and among other things they decided to open a gym, Informed Performance in Dublin, and invite coach, athlete, philosopher and all-round good guy Dan John to come and deliver a two-day seminar, download 42 years of strength training wisdom and share a few beers […]

Too many goals?

» by January 2nd, 2010 at 12:54 am » Comments (9)

Goal setting is of the utmost importance in training successfully. It is probably second only to not injuring yourself (which would mean that you couldn’t train at all). The problem with most of us – the people reading this blog – is that we want to do too much. We don’t, on the whole, spend […]