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Performance Coaching Insights



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



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



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



May 12 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Coaches Insights: Coaching from the shoulders of giants.

The shoulders and our ability to effectively coach performance in them, to maximise strength and other physical qualities during S&C, is an outcome important for many of us I would expect? Yet do we have an understanding and the skills practically in our toolbox to do this as effectively as possible? Do we do this



May 7 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Is your CPD transfering to coaching performance?

The recent webinars set up by Aiden Oakley and Rob Pacey were hugely well received, and rightfully so. These along with recent evidence that S&C has been very CPD driven during lockdown has bought up a couple of intriguing points. I’m sat in my training facility each day alone, while the rest of the coaching