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Published on April 15, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Sport
Spartan Race

Climbing, jumping, crawling, running. The Spartan Race will test your whole body in ways it has not been tested before. This pages includes photos, descriptions and training recommendations for each obstacle in the Spartan Race. Note: Obstacles may vary between events.
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Published on April 14, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Sport
Sports Injury

How does it sound to spend a month on the sidelines because you didn’t spend 10 minutes warming up? Or spending a month outside of the gym? Both of those are very real possibilities if you don’t warm up. Even if you haven’t had an injury yet, it doesn’t mean you won’t. As your muscles get stronger, the potential for injury increases too. So read on to learn how to avoid these problems.
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Published on April 8, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Supplements
ECA

The Caffeine and Ephedrine stack is famed to be effective for fat loss, so in this article we take a look at the evidence so you know exactly what to expect from these two supplements.
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Published on April 7, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Tools
Bar Path

Kinovea is an open-source (free) sports analysis video software. For weight lifting I find it particularly useful for analyzing bar path and lifting technique. Read on to see a glimpse of what it can do, and how you can use it too.
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Published on April 6, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Equipment
Asthma Injaler

By training your lung strength and endurance, you can reduce your asthma symptoms and decrease your reliance on medications. With 8% of Olympians having asthma, clearly it doesn’t have to stop you from doing the things you love. In this article we look at various training methods for improving the lung performance of asthma sufferers.
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Published on April 4, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Sport
Improving Lung Capacity

Do you feel that your lungs or lactic acid build-up are holding you back? Well both of those issues can be decreased through lung training. In this article we compare various methods of improving your lung capacity, endurance and strength.
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Published on April 1, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Sport
Plyometric Jump

While lower body plyometrics is effective for increasing speed, jumping height and strength, our previous article found that Olympic style weight lifting is even more effective (particularly for jumping height). Plyometrics is a fine choice though, so below we have included 3 suitable training programs. It is recommended to train 3 times per week.
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Published on March 27, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Sport

The power clean is a rarely seen exercise in most gyms (unless you’re in an Olympic lifting gym, or sports focused gym). However, it is more valuable than its popularity suggests. According to Mark Rippetoe of Starting Strength, the power clean is the best way to convert your strength (e.g. squats and deadlifts) into power, and power is the most important factor contributing to vertical jump height. So let’s take a look at the scientific studies to see exactly how beneficial the power clean and similar exercises are for the vertical jump.
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Published on March 27, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Strength
Power Clean

I see lots of people are confused about the Clean versus the Power Clean, with many people even thinking they are the same thing. There is lots of incorrect information out there, so I want to make the differences between the two clear. Continue Reading ›

Published on March 25, 2013 by Daniel Brady in Supplements
Casein

Casein Protein (Amazon) is famed to help your body to build muscle while you sleep, so let’s look at the data to see how true that is. Read on for the charts and conclusions so you truly know whether it’s worth buying casein protein or not.
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