Serious combat athletes often have many long skills training sessions per week which are physically demanding and usually include addtional conditioning work. This must be accounted for in the strength and conditioning program otherwise you risk running yourself or your athlete in to the ground and overtraining them. The way we program for our combat athletes... Read More
Some footage from a combat athlete session at the Shed. In the video BJJ athlete Nick is performing some homemade mace swings and Miguel is smashing some kettlebell rows. These exercises improve rotational stability and power which are vital for being able to punch, throw, and tackle with violent force. For more information about the importance of... Read More
Miguel came into the Strength Shed for a movement assessment and strength testing. In the movement assessment we found a left leg motor control issue and spent some time performing drills to start correcting the imbalance. After we went over some squat technique and Miguel hit a 5kg PB. Stay tuned we are going to... Read More
Check your breathing, its more important than you think. That big breathe you take before your squat, deadlift or bench can be doing more harm than good if not done correctly. Breathing mechanics will influence your rib position which can have flow on effects to your thoracic spine, shoulder, lower back and hips. Position is... Read More
Ankle mobility deficiencies can sometimes go unnoticed to the untrained eye due to compensations that can occur higher up the chain. Significant ankle dorsiflexion limitations (being able to lift your foot up) can cause havoc during squatting type movements, and can lead to injury to team sport athletes requiring changes of direction. Some of the... Read More
When I first met mountain biker David he told me the biggest issue he had during rides was maintaining his speed when riding up steep hills, his legs would fatigue quickly. After our initial assessment David presented with some movement deficiencies (unable to perform a sufficient squat) and poor strength levels for his size (no... Read More
For the last two years I have worked as an Exercise Physiologist alongside top physiotherapists. I have had the pleasure of working with many athletes, and one of the most common deficiencies I encounter is lateral trunk stability. Think of your torso like can of soft drink. Poor trunk stability means your “can” will crumble... Read More
The Strength Shed is home to a variety of athletes including resident bodybuilder Phil B. See the below video for highlights of a bodybuilding back and biceps sessions, including plenty of chin ups, barbell row variations and some chain curls!
Strength Shed Head Physical Preparation Coach Nick Mudaliar lifts a 240kg deadlift at Adonis Athletics.
If you follow Powerlifting in Australia you would have heard of Amir Fazeli. On April 11th 2015 Amir set a new World Record Deadlift with a massive 316kg lift in the uner 83kg division. Amir also squatted 255kg and bench pressed 150kg for a 721kg total, ranking him the number 1 overall male lifter in... Read More