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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 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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The Squat; A Bio-Mechanical Assessment

Introduction We all know how to squat, right? Our coaches make sure that our techniques are correct, and make sure that we’re making the most of our bio-mechanical advantages. Whether we squat to increase the weight we can move, or as an assistance exercise for other movements, there are reasons […]

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Creating Neural Pathways in Powerlifting (Muscle Memory)

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 […]

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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.