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March 24 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The bit asides from training

Sign up FREE for ALL the highest quality details on training, performance and fitness, to TRANSFORM YOU, straight to your inbox here.   Whirlpools, massage, compression clothing (no not my idea of dodgy evening) But some of the many things you hear about related to… RECOVERY But ask yourself this… Before throwing the £££ at super tight leggings

Mar

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March 24 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What YOU NEED to do

Sign up FREE for ALL the highest quality details on training, performance and fitness, to TRANSFORM YOU, straight to your inbox here.   Years ago I learned one of the biggest lessons as a coach ever You see for me, people liking me was oober important And this led me to always being satisfied with people… (even if

Mar

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March 18 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your probably stretching completely wrong

  Sign up FREE for ALL the highest quality information and advice on training, performance and fitness, to TRANSFORM YOU, straight to your inbox here.   I’m not very flexible, in fact… I can’t touch my toes with straight knees Put it like this, I coach a world class rugby player who can’t reach fully overhead one side…

Mar

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March 18 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Train it or fail your MOT (like my fiesta)

  Just sat waiting by the Plume of Feathers for the car to get it’s MOT (again) Its been a long drawn out saga!!!   But it got me thinking about your body Cos’ how many people, including your good self have the following approach…   ‘The competitive seasons over, so I’ll do all my

Mar

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March 13 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Back to square 1? This is why, and this how to stop

  Had a meeting earlier with a great lady who is an unreal wedding planner (no I’m not getting married again!)   But she was telling me about her training and weight… How the late night at the office often meant a trip to the takeaway And how every commercial gym membership lasts 2 months

Mar

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March 10 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

5 things I wish knew…When I knew nothing

  I was having a chat with someone I coach today with the intriguing surname ‘Catchpole’ He’s a lot younger than wise old me… And I was reciting to him all the stupid things I used to think and do before I got into this game So I thought I’d share with you the 5

Mar

10

March 10 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Spend most of the day over the computer eh?

Today I was coaching a fella who wants to Olympic lift… What those oober strong, leotard wearing athletes in the Olympics do when they chuck a bar over their head Thing is he spends a lot of his day hunched over a desk on a laptop Surprise surprise his back aches plenty And he’s got

Feb

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February 26 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Planning training like making Ribena

  Did you also like Ribena as a kid? I loved it… My teeth probably didn’t But remember how you would get the strength right through the concentration? Well this explains something about training which almost everyone MESSES UP Consequently it gives them POORER returns on their training So what happens when you keep pouring