strength training

Bands and Chains

Bands and Chains

In the past 25 years, progressive resistance has become a staple of athletic development. Unfortunately, it hasn’t really made headway into the recreational athlete world. Bands have been used for a while but have been made popular by the powerlifters of Westside Barbell and EliteFTS. The idea being that the weight gets heavier as the(…)

Sstrength training: 5-3-1

Sstrength training: 5-3-1

Elite junior athletes who make a commitment to strength & conditioning (S & C) during adolescence see the difference later on in their careers. Similarly, professional athletes who compliment their match play with regular S & C maintain robustness and fend off injury more effectively than weaker athletes. One programme strength temple that we like(…)

Hand Strength

Hand Strength

Hand strength is associated with longevity. Several long-term studies (in one case, 25 years) measured hand strength and compared it with both independent living and life expectancy. In both cases, the higher the hand strength, the longer people lived independently and the longer they lived. One 25-year study measured the walking speed and hand strength(…)