Build A Bulletproof Back

Back pain sucks. It affects your training, your mood and most importantly your daily life. Whilst there are several causes of low back pain, some beyond the scope of this document, we can commonly say it is caused by one or several of the points below: Your Lumbar spine doesn’t have the stability or strength…

22 Ways to Become A Better Athlete

I’ve tried to learn as much as possible over the last 10 years with regards to optimal training and longevity. Trends have been and gone, the way we look at athletes has vastly changed as well as our outlook on rest and recovery. However it’s easy to jump down the rabbit hole and get overwhelmed…

HRV Part 2

If you missed part 1 of this series then check it out by clicking here. As a quick re-cap we spoke about how heart rate variability (HRV) is your way of testing the robustness of your nervous system and in terms of training and fitness, when you should push hard or back off. I touched…

Coach Lee Takes On The Fan Dance

For those who know me I’m constantly looking for challenges to test me physically and mentally. I like to test my fitness over various disciplines, time frames, terrains and weather. This challenge was no different. The Fan Dance is the name given to one of the first fitness and navigation tests for UK Special Forces….

Movement of the Week: Half Get-up w/Screwdriver

Movement of the Week Again, looking at shoulder stability and overall shoulder girdle health we have the Half Get-up with Screwdriver. We all know that the Turkish Get-up is a great exercise for full body stability, proprioception and strength. While we aren’t going through the full movement during this exercise, we can still elicit some…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMs)

We’ve all been there. The day after a tough session you expect to be a cripple as you get out of bed and are surprised when you don’t feel too bad. However the next day you roll out of bed and feel that your legs have been replaced by lead weights s you tentatively try…

Are you Ready for 2016?

Well it’s nearly that time of year again where we put down that half eaten chocolate Santa, turn down an offer of going to the boozer and say ‘I’m going to the gym!’ That’s right, operation New Year, New You is a go. You’ve had your fill of food comas and now it’s time to…

The Clock Is Just A Tool

We all have that competitive streak inside us. Some have it more than others but its there in all of us and that not a bad thing. It can motivate us to challenge ourselves and creates camaraderie in the gym. The problem is some of us let it get in the way of performing safe…

Making a Training Journal

In response to a few of you asking the best way of recording workouts, I thought I would write a quick post on it with some examples. First of all tracking progress is one of the most important things to consistent improvement as outlined in my article ‘Were You Better Than You Were Yesterday‘. In…


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