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Stuart McMillan
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A Coaches' Guide to Strength Development Part X: Eccentric Training Part II - Practical Application & Periodization Implications; a guest-post from Dr Angus Ross
photo courtesy justynwarner.com  As discussed in Part I , eccentric (ECC) training has had a relatively comprehensive scientific backing behind it already and from what I have seen in social media in the sport science world, it is currently the subject of n...

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A Coaches' Guide to Strength Development Part IX: Eccentric Strength Training Part I - a guest-post by Dr Angus Ross
photo courtesy justynwarner.com Eccentric Training – An Introduction by Matt Jordan: If we were discussing a personality trait, ‘eccentric’ would characterize an odd or strange individual. Some might characterize Stu as being eccentric. If we were discussin...

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Beginning to Coach with Power in Mind - a guest post by Joe Mills & Jim Denison
In the last post, Professors Denison and Mills  went into detail on how power works in the social world - or ‘real’ world - what power is, and how this power can affect our coaching.  Hopefully the last two posts have provided  one exciting insights and per...

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Disciplinary Power: recognizing some of the forces in coaching - a guest post by Joe Mills & Jim Denison
In the last post, researchers Jim Denison and Joe Mills  discussed the role that power can have on important aspects of coaching - such as  the coach-athlete relationship, reflection, problem-solving and planning.  I  found  it to be a fasnicitng post, and ...

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Introducing a New Element to Coaching: Power ... a guest-post by Joe Mills & Jim Dennison
I was  initially   going  to place this blog-post within the on-going strength series.  But I  really  feel it deserves a place on its own.  It's also going to be quite extensive - as this is post 1 of 3.  I'm really excited to host this important writing b...

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a coaches' guide to strength development: PART VIII - a discussion with Derek Evely and Matt Jordan
Stop what you’re doing Cause I’m about to ruin The image and the style that you’re used to - Humpty Hump A quick overview of the last two posts: In Part VI of the series, Matt and I discussed the importance of both intuition (paying attention) and monitorin...

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Best Books of ... 2016
Before I get started - a quick note regarding the 'Strength Series'.  It will be back on-line beginning within the next 7-10 days.  Guest authors  coming  up include Derek Evely, Nick Winkelman, and Dr Angus Ross - as well as much thought by myself and Matt...

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a coaches' guide to strength development: PART VII - data collection in practice; a guest-post from Martin Bingisser
Last time out , Matt and I discussed the importance of targeted data collection and an acute awareness of the training process (it's been a while - I  suggest you check it out before reading on).  I can think of no better example of the application of these...

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a coaches' guide to strength development: PART VI - awareness & data collection
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance … do not trust anyone—including yourself—to tell you how much you should trust their judgment. -  Daniel Kahneman   As di...

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a coaches' guide to strength development: PART V: is history a good predictor of the future?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Dan Carlin podcasts lately (he hosts two series’: Common Sense , and the awesome Hardcore History ).   A recent one - Past Performance and Future Results - suggested an alternative to the mutual fund disclaimer I mentioned in...
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