Tag: Coaching

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…


Weightlifting Fundamentals mini clinic

  Weightlifting fundamentals mini clinic! 2 hours, perfect for beginners, or anyone who is still sub 3000 lifts (beginning weightlifting). $40, this Saturday 27.6.15. 0900 – 1100h. at 23/151 Gladstone Street Fyshwick ACT Book via email on [email protected] Only 6 places, small classes = better learning. phone 0415468877 or email for more details.


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…


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…


Weightlifting clinic, 18/10/14

Tickets now open: Weightlifting Clinic for intermediate to advanced lifters and CrossFitters. on 18.10.14 – 6 hour intensive clinic – technical corrections, snatch & clean and jerk – Max out both majors and training session – tuning accessory movements – psychology and comp preparation – open to non-members (members 40% discount) – $100/pp, max 12…


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…


4 week weightlifting competition package

In a first for Canberra, Unbranded Sports Preparation is very excited to offer a limited opportunity for six intermediate to advanced weightlifting athletes to prepare for the nearing Weightlifting ACT competition on the 20th of September 2014. What to expect This competition package will ask you to commit to your development over the next four weeks….


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