Resistance Training For Female Beginners with Shane McGuigan

For a long period of time, female resistance training was stigmatised as what not to do unless you wanted to look like the female Schwarzenegger. Misinformation was rife on the internet and in fitness magazines which fostered a culture where women would fear the weights room. However, the boom in social media in the last…

November 19, 2016 read more

Boxing For Fitness With Shane Mcguigan

For a general way of keeping fit you’d be hard pressed to find a more fun and effective workout than a boxing session.   What makes boxing so effective? Boxing itself is tough enough. It is a full body workout that encompasses all the major muscle groups from the pecs, lats, shoulders and triceps, down…

September 23, 2016 read more

Optimising Your Performance With Shane Mcguigan

With the Olympics starting this week & coming off the biggest win of my coaching career in Carl Frampton outpointing 3 weight world champion Leo Santa Cruz to win a world title in his 2nd weight class, I want to discuss the topic of finding your “optimal performance” weight. In boxing it is a weight…

August 6, 2016 read more

4 Training Simple Progression Pathways

The old adage that if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you is certainly true, and no more so than with training in the gym. As such progressive overload is the key principle to ensuring continued progression in order for you to get bigger, stronger, leaner, faster or whatever your goal.   The problem is people…

June 21, 2016 read more

Crossfit – The Basics

The popularity of cross fit is growing at an exponential rate. The combination of group activities, wide ranging fitness training and unlimited opportunities to do something different for your Instagram account has meant this is one of the fastest growing activities in the world of fitness. In fact anyone who undertakes any form of physical activity could be…

Craig Spicer – from fighting cancer, to world power lifting champion

I was lucky as a child, I was given plenty of opportunities to compete in sport at a young age and thrived in many of them. I represented my county in Football, Athletics (Sprinting), Badminton and Basketball but was side tracked in my teens by singing and acting. I was part of the Hampshire Youth Theatre aged 15 and…

June 8, 2016 read more

best exercises and training methods for fat loss

Fat loss is hard work – a committed combination of correct diet and hard exercise is required over a consistent period of time to shift the unwanted pounds of fat. Considering this, it’s not unusual to want to find the best choices to ease the process.   Whilst every exercise from resistance training to gentle walking…

May 1, 2016 read more

Strength and Power for Rugby

Strength and Power for Rugby The modern game of rugby has moved on massively in the past decade or so. The professional player is a highly tuned athlete with impressive performances in speed, power and endurance. Even the amateur players recognise the benefits of a solid physical conditioning routine. As a rugby player there are…
February 12, 2014 read more

Squats

Squats If you’ve been training for any length of time you would have heard the squat being called the king of exercises; in fact, I would go as far to say if you’ve never squatted, you’ve never really trained. Overall, if you want to build strength and size you had better be squatting. At this point I can…
December 12, 2013 read more

Physical methods for fat loss

Physical methods for fat loss When the weather gets warmer it usually means the clothes reveal more flesh. At this point most of us look at our training and eating habits to shift some of the excess poundage we may be carrying around. Inevitably there’s a conundrum over the most effective method for stripping fat.…
November 25, 2013 read more

Advanced Training Techniques

Advanced Techniques The following presents an overview of many advanced techniques trainees can employ, in order to heighten the overload upon the muscle, to further strength gains or growth. Many of these techniques are often called ‘intensifiers’, however most of these techniques are in fact ‘volume amplifiers’ as they increase the total workload more, and…
November 21, 2013 read more