For Parents

Men’s Health – Correct Bench Press & Front Squat Technique

After an interview in the Men’s Health I was asked to do a short video for their website regarding common mistakes I see in the gym. Since most men use the bench press and not enough people squat I chose these two exercises. Fortunately I do not have to spend too much time in public gyms but this is what ...

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Defending Gen Y

Previously called:¬†Reply to (Journalist) Peter Fitzsimons I read, with interest, Peter Fitzsimons’ article ‘Why, oh why, does Gen Y not get it?‘, not because I agreed or disagreed with it but because I felt he was looking at the symptom and not the cause. We are a product of both Nature and Nurture, and our ‘nature’ hasn’t changed much in ...

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Seedlings and Young Athletes

I was fortunate to attend the prestigious University of Stellenbosch where the academia was robust, the sports was intense and the socialising was plentiful. While most students might be consuming cheap beer in a dingy pub, we had the privilege of sipping on internationally acclaimed wine from the surrounding vineyards. The occasion would commence with some wine-tasting (none of us ...

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Health Heuristics

A ‘heuristic’ is a procedure that provides a simple, adequate, often imperfect answer to a difficult question. Think of it as a ‘rule-of-thumb’. For example: ‘Only shop in the outside aisle of the grocery store.‘ (think meat, veggies, fruit, eggs, etc) is a heuristic. Not perfect, but a good place to start. Another one, courtesy of Jeremy Sheppard, is ‘Only ...

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Since our episode of Search4Hurt aired last week on ESPN, people have asked Dave and I some questions about the training we do, our philosophies and beliefs, and if that was a typical session, etc. Instead of replying to everyone individually I thought it might be easier to just write on blog that answered as many questions as I could. ...

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