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Sep

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September 17 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Becoming a Stronger Runner

Me and the coaching team may have just caused a ruckus in the local area! We were filming a ‘Coaches Challenge’ which may have caused the odd traffic disruption… But I’ll say no more, you will see next week 😊 Anyhow, aside from this tomfoolery, the last week has seen me chasing my 11 month

Sep

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September 5 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Running Fitness – Why strength is limiting your performance

Me and the coaching team may have just caused a ruckus in the local area! We were filming a ‘Coaches Challenge’ which may have caused the odd traffic disruption… Anyhow, aside from this tomfoolery, the last week has seen me chasing my 11 month old daughter Amelia up the stairs, a task she can now

Jul

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July 31 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What to look for in a coach / personal trainer?

We’re back and re-open and what a day as I write this, 30 plus degrees sunshine across Shirley and Solihull. Just before sharing a quick expert piece of insight and advice I wanted to say this… Through lock down we’ve evolved and developed all elements of Coalition Performance (CP) from the gym layout, training, nutrition,

Jul

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July 31 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Are You Micro or Macro as an S&C Coach?

Bloody hell coaches, the old social media the last week has been very active with contrasting views on the value of mentoring and what it is, not so subtle egotistical tweets and essentially everything which I have no interest in engaging in due to its zero return on helping me. So I write this wanting

Jul

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July 2 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Have We Missed Something With Wattbike Conditioning?

It must have been around 2008, the first time I set eyes on her. Beautiful looks, fine lines and a feisty reputation. Yes, it was a WattbIke. I’m confident most of you have used or do use this tool, commonly to improve conditioning, particularly during high force, high intent, repeated bouts of work. Although… ‘Have

Jun

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June 24 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Top 4 Tips to Getting ‘the buzz’ to train at home

Finding the motivation to train and exercise at home can be tough, particularly having been in lockdown now for some time. One of the biggest reasons? It’s much harder to get the “buzz” that comes from smashing your PB, with the personal coaches/trainers bouncing, members nodding approvingly and some outstanding trance anthems blasting (music taste

Jun

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June 8 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Biggest Challenge in Youth S&C, coach?

Have you, or do you still coach youth athletes? Most if not all of us have at some stage in our strength and conditioning career’s. But I often find myself wondering: Why is this likely the most challenging niche to coach in and how can this make me better? Since 2006 I’ve always had coaching

Jun

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June 8 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Did you know this about your mindset and fitness?

Its been busy here at Coalition Performance, Solihull. Demonstrated firstly this week in the videos of me driving a cherry picker around and being in the ceiling. Then an initial reveal on how we are evolving the personal training stations which were already industry leading, to now even further ahead. Actually, last night we purchased

May

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May 27 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Great Protein Secret

Eating more protein is all the rage at the minute, in fact I would hazard a guess that you’re already aware that eating more protein is “good for you”. Yes, it definitely helps muscle recovery post training, and yes it will help keep you full for fewer calories BUT… There’s one scientifically proven reason why