Category: Performance management

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…


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…


Managing workload and preventing injuries

By Bny “Iron Hobbit” Winter-Giles Head Coach, The-X, Unbranded Sports Preparation Weightlifting and Powerlifting specialist Do you know the difference between a heavy loaded day and a light day? How do you know when you are resting or in a heavy load cycle? Can you even look back in your diary and tell why you…


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