Barbell Restoration Pt 2 [Video]

After restoring a rusted and chalked barbell, I give some hot tips to keep your bar in good condition.

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Barbell Restoration Pt 1 [Video]

Got a rusty barbell in need of some TLC? Well in this video I give a run-down on the process in restoring a rusted and chalked bar to its former glory.

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A Logical Approach to Training

Forget fixation on individual sessions or even programs. It is time to take a bigger picture view of the training process using a logical framework. The process in this video is the process that I use with designing, implementing, and reviewing training with my clients.

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[1RM Calculator]

A quick and easy online tool to estimate your 1 repetition maximum (1RM) for any lift. While there is always variation between individuals and lifts, being able to estimate your 1RMs without the risk of injury and fatigue of directly testing them is beneficial for many athletes and tactical operators.

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The Fitness Lifestyle Myth: It’s Bullshit

In the last few years, I have noticed a trend. That trend is the idea perpetuating of health and fitness being an absolute and all-consuming lifestyle. By that, I mean people believe that to participate in training (in any capacity), that it has to be all or nothing. Your life now has to revolve around it.

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Barbell Maintenance [Video]

Barbells are like cars and rifles. They are made of metal, have parts that move, need an amount of oil, and if you clean and maintain them properly, they last a shit-load longer. Stop rust, and treat your bars like the fine piece of engineering they are.

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Home Gyms

My favourite gym is my home gym. Over the years, I have invested in the equipment I have at home to be of a pretty decent standard. You might ask ‘why bother?’ or ‘surely it is just cheaper to pay for a gym membership?’. Well, I think home gyms are a great option for a number of reasons and actually work out to be more economical.

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Filming Your Lifts — Not Just For Instagram

Filming your lifts is more than just getting some cool vids for some likes on social media. It isn’t automatically self-absorbed or pretentious, and it can actually take some self-confidence for some to do. But it can be useful, very useful, for a few reasons.

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Bad Training Days

Today was a bad training day for me. Maybe you have had one too and wondered ‘Is the whole training thing even worth it? Will I ever get any better? Why do I suck?’.

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Unsolicited Coaching

Have you ever gone to a commercial gym and had some random come up and start giving you unsolicited coaching or training? Something like ‘you are squatting too high’ or some other useless/annoying comment?

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Training: A Focused Journey

Physical activity can be done for a number of reasons, but before you venture off into the wonderful world of physical activity, it could be best to start off with some initial contemplation. I strongly recommend you don’t rush into any old activity you find, but actually work out the why and what you are seeking to get out of it first, for what outcomes or objectives

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It Is Time You Started A Training Diary

Whilst many people focus on their training program, just as important is keeping an accurate training diary — or log of your training. I am not talking about just recording your personal bests for reference, I am talking about logging the results of every single session you do. Every one of them. Why?

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Why Remote Coaching?

Whilst I have previously written about remote coaching for fitness before, I figured I would expand on why Arc conducts remote coaching. The reason really comes from own fitness journey, so here it is.

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Coaching in the Digital Era

As a coach in the digital era, I am no longer limited by location or time. I no longer have to work at the gym you train at; you no longer have to join to particular gym to access a certain type of coach or trainer.

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