The Effects of Training & Diet Supplements

Will Freeman Dunn Coaching, General, Powerlifting, Sports Performance, Strength Training Leave a Comment

Introduction   Like everyone who lifts weights, and undoubtedly everyone who competes in powerlifting – I want to get stronger. When you start your competitive journey (or sometimes mid-way through), you will decide to either take PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) or, like me, not. For me it was an easy decision, getting stronger was a personal thing – I wanted …

The Effect of Music on Sports Performance

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Introduction   We’ve all seen people walking around wearing some sort of headphones, listening to their music on the move. Music is widely accessible, all you need is a phone or some form of digital storage device, and some headphones.   Music means different things to different people, but most can appreciate the change in mood brought on by their …

Genetic Precursors to Strength

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Introduction   Genetics explain a lot of the differences in strength and muscularity between person to person. Specifically, the size of your frame, how many muscle fibres you’re born with, and how well you respond to training essentially separate you from your training partner or someone who can squat 400kg.   This leads us to think; Am I really in control …

Creating Neural Pathways in Powerlifting (Muscle Memory)

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Neural Pathway A neural pathway is a series of neurons connected together to enable a signal to be sent from one brain region to another. Neurons are connected by a single nerve fibre or by bundles of nerve fibres known as tracts. A neural pathway that serves to connect relatively distant areas of the brain or nervous system is a bundle of neurons, known collectively as white matter. A …