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March 4 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Strength training for youth sport and athletic development

We often have parents reach out to this, sharing how they have children who are youths/teenagers and involved in sports, but they have a challenge…   Things like solving injury woes, improving speed, fitness and athleticism for a step up maybe to a team, county or new standard, end up being problems they can’t find



February 18 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Changing General to Specific

When I was in hospital once, with a few IV leads plugged into me, something important occurred to me.   In essence its simple, but more about how it relates to physical training in a way which flips your conventional thinking on its head to help you overcome your specific challenges.   YOUR PRESCRIPTION  



January 7 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Are the products of your surroundings holding you back?

People say knowledge is power   To point, but this isn’t always particularly true from people like yourself with fitness, physical performance, body fat and health goals   As an example, I often always reveal one insight to people when I first meet them at CP…   One which goes against a lot of common



December 27 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

1 thing to consider around new year

Its cold, its wet, it miserable…yawn   Amongst some of the many negative phrases we all hear each day from friends and family   Not..exactly..great, when your trying to pursue fitness and performance with your body   Yet, you and me know, the results you’re chasing with your training and nutrition won’t happen through meditation



December 14 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The unavoidable facts of new year weight loss and fitness

Its that’s time when you’re about to be bombarded with every miracle, secret and product which is going to be your health and fitness saviour. However, this isn’t what you’re likely expect… Instead of being the smug, ‘you know nothing’, and downright annoying coach/trainer (You know the type, who mocks you for having the cheek



November 19 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What are you capable of?

Are you fulfilling your potential?   One thing you, me and everyone share in common, is the human want to be competent, and by that I just meaning capable of being able to do and achieve things.   This is one of the three human needs for motivation and satisfaction in life, not according to



November 15 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Why your injury continues or returns

When your getting re-injured things really drag, I know personally through my own experiences   Will I, can I return to doing what I want do? I was there when I kept pulling my iliotibial bands in my teens   Yet if you were to discover the likely reason for this cycle of frustration, you



November 7 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What you lack, but can have…

A common thing I pick up on from people just like you, such as when we originally meet are team members for the first time, is the realisation of the positive impact inspiration from others can have on your motivation and results from your strength, fitness and body composition training, when they are part of



October 26 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Achieving more in the gym through superior technique

There is one simple thing I’ve been recently repeating on the ‘shrine floor’/gym floor at CP, which is something you can instantly use to significantly improve your strength training results   Put more broadly, if your improving the effectiveness of your strength training this equals more durable joints, greater fitter, improved body composition, reduced risk