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Heel or Toe?

By Malcolm Calcutt / August 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Heel or Toe?

Growing up I’d always been told to run on my toes (or mid-foot). One, it would be faster and two, heel striking was a guaranteed way to get injured. When I got to University, again, I learnt exactly that (this time with biomechanical back-up). Then, one day while doing hill-sprints with my personal trainer at […]

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CrossFit – Push-up Form

By Malcolm Calcutt / February 21, 2014 / Comments Off on CrossFit – Push-up Form

When it comes to push-ups I have seen it all, ‘the snake’, ‘the floor hump’, ‘the stripper butt-lift’, ‘the chicken feeding’, ‘the half-rep master’ the list goes on. Chances are that those examples of poor technique stem from a lack of knowledge and/or a lack of strength. The push-up is one of the best exercises […]

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Good Deadlift Form

By Malcolm Calcutt / February 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Good Deadlift Form

The deadlift, next to the squat, would arguably have to be the most primitive, effective, full body strength building exercise there is. It is a fundamental movement that many bodybuilders, powerlifters, and other athletes use in their programming to gain muscle mass, build strength, and improve their athletic performance. As with any exercise, the deadlift […]

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Training for Explosive Power

By Malcolm Calcutt / January 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Training for Explosive Power

What is the difference between power and strength? Strength refers to the ability to move a certain amount of weight. Power is the ability to move weight quickly (Power = (force x distance)/ time), which is highly beneficial for athletic performance. Training for strength and training for explosive power are not the same thing. When […]

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