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Resistance Training for Adolescents & Pre-adolescents

Introduction   Growing up I competed in several different sports, all to reasonable levels. Swimming however, was the sport that I excelled at – I have probably mentioned this before so I won’t go into any more detail here. The reason I mention it is that I was having some […]

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Post Competition Review & Recovery

Introduction In a previous article I detailed my preparation for the Greater Manchester Championships on 29th April 2018, and I have now recovered enough muscle function to write a review of my day. I shall go into more detail regarding recovery later on, and how this is changing (and getting […]

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Powerlifting Formulas – Is Wilks Best, and What Are the Alternatives?

Introduction   At every powerlifting competition, the best lifter for each age group / weight class / gender is worked out using a certain formula. This formula takes into account, generally, three factors – gender, bodyweight & weight lifted. There have been several different formulas used, and different federations and […]

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Cutting Weight for a Powerlifting Competition & My Experience

Introduction   There are various opinions, from various people and sources regarding whether or not you should cut weight for a powerlifting competition, the pros and cons, and whether or not you lose strength doing so; And how much. I entered my latest competition (Greater Manchester Championships, April 29th 2018) […]

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The Effect of Music on Sports Performance

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 […]

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The Benefits of Water and The Effects of Water Consumption on Muscles and Muscular Strength

Introduction   If you don’t drink water, you will die. It’s that important. There is a simple rule of three that you can follow: An average human being can live for roughly three months exposed completely to the elements, three weeks without food, three days without water and three minutes […]

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50 Tips For Competing at a Powerlifting Competition

It’s what all your training has been geared towards, and you are finally able to test your strength and get some ‘official’ numbers. A powerlifting competition is fun, exciting and a bench mark to hold yourself against in future. It can also be nerve-wracking, intense and overwhelming. You will want […]

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The History of Powerlifting

The History of Powerlifting   Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. There has been a great deal of confusion relating to the origins and roots of powerlifting. The conflict which has enveloped it in recent […]

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The Deadlift; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

Introduction   The two main styles of barbell deadlift that have been explored in the research and which are contested in the sport of powerlifting both use the straight bar and are the conventional and sumo styles. The conventional deadlift style uses a narrower stance of around 32 – 33cm […]

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The Bench Press; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

    Introduction   The bench press is of course one of the three powerlifts, and is performed to a set of strict rules. In contrast to the squat, the bench press is not performed (with as much purpose) by weightlifters. Weightlifters may bench press as part of their training, […]

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DANNY STAPLES

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST

Favourite Lift: Deadlift

Bio:
Danny has been an integral part of Taylor's since the very beginning, having played a huge part in the way of our high standard of coaching, and always striving to help the business improve.

As well as being the right-hand of Taylor's Strength, Danny has pursued a career in sports massage therapy and currently studying to become a fully qualified physiotherapist. This, alongside his wealth of experience in multiple aspects of training makes Danny our absolute go-to guy for preventing injury in our athletes and aiding those with their rehabilitation.