Category: coaching

Having the worst training session ever

“You’re gonna have crappy sessions.” You’ve heard that, probably said it. Truth be told, you probably will. For high performing athletes, or heck virtually anyone who undertakes any kind of training where a goal is set and worked towards. Preserving a positive field around your training activity is probably the most important aspect of your…


Everything you knew about form is probably wrong

Here’s a scenario many coaches have experienced: you see some dude lifting a thing at a gym. You’re able to derive some kind of assessment on his form, which to your eye, is matching the model or ideal you’d expect for that particular lift or movement.    “That lifter’s form is pretty good!” your inside voice…


What the hell to do while deloading

De-loading can actually be a really challenging time for an athlete. While you’re in the midst of accumulation cycles, power cycles, seemingly endless reps, sweat, blood, pain, and whining to your coach… a week off or full de-load or decompression or restoration cycle seems like a better idea than bacon filled maple pancakes. But what really…


Learn to wait.

Patience grasshopper, patience. For all those aspiring weightlifters out there, the end is NOT IN SIGHT. Starting a weightlifter is a long process. It honestly is. The sport itself is a long game also. As a weightlifting Coach, I get asked a lot about why when someone asks me how long will it take me…


Old strengths are new strengths

It’s important as strength athletes to often look back through our diaries, look at older videos of our lifts and analyse our pasts. It’s our past training, experiences and achievements that form the foundation of where we are now and where we will be. Unbranded is a growing entity, that offers freedoms in a gym…


New classes, new schedules and new Coach!

Proudly introducing our new Coach, Calum! Calum has a long history in a range of sports including CrossFit from many different countries including the UK, USA and even Columbia! Check out the new line of ‘Burner’ classes that we now run, on our website www.the-x.com.au. Calum also will be taking the new Movement and Mobility…


2015 Junior Summer Strength Camp

Need something to get your kids involved in during the Summer break? Unbranded has a Summer special deal, that is good for your kids, good for you, and will help them develop learning and physical skills. Two groups. Each group is limited to 4 juniors to ensure quality coaching. Juniors can start on the 12th of…


Smooth is fast, fast is smooth

By Bny “Iron Hobbit” Winter-Giles Head Coach, The-X, Unbranded Sports Preparation Weightlifting and Powerlifting specialist For both powerlifting and olympic weightlifting, I get asked a lot… in fact…virtually every day. “So.. which technique should I be doing for the <insert lift here>”. There is a seed of doubt that floods athletes minds very often… “Am…


Welcome to Unbranded

“If you’re not training Unbranded… I don’t know what you’re doing” – Jon North, 2014


Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Crossfit, a mix made in heaven

Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Crossfit, a mix made in heaven? By Bny “Iron Hobbit” Winter-Giles Head Coach, The-X, Unbranded Sports Preparation Weightlifting and Powerlifting specialist I find myself in a continual conversation with many CrossFit athletes about the topic of specialisation and it’s value in the CrossFit training system. This isn’t a CrossFit hater post, nor…


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