Tag: performance management

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…


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…


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…


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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