Archive for May, 2015

Never Give Up

Friday, May 29th, 2015

In the next couple of weeks I will be posting an article that’s specific to me and how I’ve overcome injuries that have thrown a real ‘spanner in the works’ for my athletic development; however, there is always something that can be done. I’m very proud to have conveyed that through my coaching and have injured athletes turn up to my sessions to find out what they can do! Below is a video of Aberdeenshire RFC hooker achieving his eight week target of a 150kg floor press. When he arrived at his S&C session with a cast on I had two questions for him:

1. How long is the cast on for? (Eight weeks.)
2. How much can you floor press? (At that time it was 130kg 1RM.)

From there we formulated a plan and set a specific target – 150RM floor press in eight weeks.

I was really proud of this athlete’s success as it shows that with the right attitude you can come back stronger. Never train through an injury – if the joint hurts then something is wrong. With that said, train and overload what isn’t injured while you rehab the problem area.

Pull Ups For Grapplers

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Here’s a move I regularly cycle into my training when my volume of judo training is low. It’s an easy way to keep/ develop grip strength specific to judo. Enjoy!