6 Things “I Know” – Kosterzoo

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The great thing about the strength and conditioning world is that just when you think you know something, someone comes along and pulls the rug from underneath you. While I’m still just a baby in the game I’ve been around long enough to experience my share of training ideologies, thinking I was onto the next best thing in training. Early 2000’s it was all about the Swiss ball, then it was ‘sports specific,’ prior to all of this it was H.I.T.

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Checklist for World Powerlifting Competition

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Checklist for World Powerlifting Competition

Over the last few years the NZPF has seen a significant growth in the number of competitors in overseas competition. For those who have not traveled a lot, and especially for first time travelers to Powerlifting events, below is a checklist to help you prepare for what may be the biggest event in your sporting career. It covers all the preparation over and above training. Whether you are going to Sydney for an Oceania event or Outer Mongolia for the Open World Champs, the same preparation should be used, and you will find no nasty surprises to spoil your day.

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Periodisation for the Northern Hemisphere Season, Part 1 – Tom Mclaughlin

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Author Tom Mclaughlin

Unlike the majority of articles on this site, the following review looks at how to plan and periodise strength & conditioning over a 9 month period. Here in England (UK) the competitive period will begin on the first weekend in September and could potentially run all the way through to the last weekend in May. This period could also consist of the team competing in 3 major competitions; the Guinness Premiership, the Heineken Cup and the EDF Cup.

Planning and delivering strength & conditioning support to the athletes involved in this type of setting is challenging to the say least. To give a more in depth view I will attempt to describe the types of systems and preparation we (Bristol Rugby Club) used in the season just gone.

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The day in a life of a strength conditioning coach

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A Day in the Life of a Strength & Conditioning Coach – Off Season

Ashley Jones

For those of you that are contemplating a career in this line of work I though it may be an opportune time to outline a typical day so you can see what goes on. This will vary from week to week and from program to program and even from person to person but hopefully it will give you an insight into the life.

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The Steve Louisch Interview (NZPF President)

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The Steve Louisch Interview (NZPF President)

Age: 41
Bodyweight: 110
Height:1.66m

Best Squat:317.5 Kg
Best Bench: 252.5 Kg
Best Bench without a shirt(raw):215 Kg
Best Deadlift:270 Kg
Best Total:802.5 Kg

GS:Steve could you give the readers a little background about your life? Very briefly, married with two kids 14 & 6. Lived in Auck since 1990. Before that lived in Wellington, Hastings, Whakatane, Lake Rotoma, Auckland, England, Wellington (Born there).

Current occupation is divisional manger for a LPG company, other interests include Olympic weightlifting, ancient history, travel, restoration of cars/motorbikes. I also run a small business from home in industrial rubber and foam.

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