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Level 3 Coaching Review and Official Start To Cut

So it’s been a few coaching sessions since I finished my level 3 course and I can honestly say that it has changed the way I am coaching. Not only am I more aware of the shaping that we have been working on all year but more so the effect that shaping has on the […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course Day 5 – The Presentation

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Today was the day everyone was dreading except me. I really don’t have a problem speaking in front of smaller groups of people so the presentation really didn’t bother me. Not only that, I had chosen for my topic something that we were about to cover that morning anyway, Long Term Programming. For the morning […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course Day 4

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Day 4 – Rings and Vault and Parallel Bars ..or ¬†how not to get hit in the face by rings while spotting. We started with the familiar review of biomechanics a great way to start the day by the way, you should really try talking about spring actions and ground forces during breakfast it’s great […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course – Day 2/3

Day 2 – Floor and Bars Or as it should be known, OMG TWISTING!! We started off with some more biomechanics of spring actions, taking a lot about the vault and turning over from the board using the opposing force of the floor. We touched a bit on torque twisting as a demonstration of opposing […]

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Level 3 Coaching Course – Day 1

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Day 1 – Intro and basics from Level 2 (Including the fact there isn’t a level 2 any more) The system is changing, they are doing away with the 3 levels that are currently split between the MAG and WAG disciplines and making a new NCCP system on 6 levels as follows: The NCCP for […]

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Christmas Countdown Workouts – Cardio

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It’s Christmas, that doesn’t mean anyone gets out of doing cardio…

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Christmas Countdown Workouts – Legs and Abs

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This one is kind of leaning towards Cardio, but as you will see tomorrow there is a special cardio day with all the festive trimmings…

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Christmas Countdown Workouts – Bootcamp

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At Christmas as the mood lightens I like to give my kids some fun things to do for conditioning which usually just means a 12 Days Of Christmas theme. This year is no exception so here you are, the next 3 days will contain my Christmas Cracker workouts. Merry early Christmas.

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Range Of Motion – Strength’s Holy Grail.

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So, surprisingly I have found that I have some strength gaps or should I say skill gaps in my requirements for the movements I have been attempting. For the planche and lever I have found that my strength is not deploying in the right range of motion to achieve the holds I am trying. My […]

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Gym Skill Update

For the record the handstands have happened on 2 occasions already. I am not claiming competence at this time but I didn’t pass out or throw up so I consider that to be ahead of the game at this point. I have to practice a little self belief at this point. What I am doing, […]

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