Split Squat Vs Lunge – Pros, Cons & The best Option For You

Split Squat Vs Lunge

The split squat and lunge are both popular assistance exercises for lower body strength and size.  But how are they actually different?  And which option is right for YOU?  In this split squat vs lunge article that’s exactly what we’ll be covering. Split Squat Vs Lunge The main difference between split squat and lunges are … Read more

Trap Bar Deadlift Vs Squat – A Scientific Guide

Trap Bar Deadlift Vs Squat

The trap bar (or hex bar) deadlift and squat are both exercises that can be used to build lower body strength. But which one is better for you? In this article, we’ll take a look at both exercises, which muscles they work, and considerations for each, so you can decide which one is best for you. 

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Hack Squat vs Leg Press – Optimise Your Training

The main difference between hack squats and leg press is the set-up. Hack squats have you stood about 30 degrees beyond upright with the load placed across your shoulders, whereas leg presses have you seated, with the load supported by your legs at around a 45 degree angle. This creates some unique differences in training stimulus.

Chin Ups Vs Pull Ups – A Scientific Guide

The main difference between chin ups and pull ups is the grip you take.  With chin-ups you take an underhand grip (palms facing towards you) whilst with pull ups you take an overhead grip (palms facing away from you)

How To Optimise Your Leg Press – A Guide For Athletes

The leg press allows you to really target your quads whilst reducing axial loading and improving stability. It might not have the best direct transfer to sports performance, but it’s a great exercise for hypertrophy.

Whole & Part Practice: Answer For Coaches & Athletes

The way you train can play a key role in how quickly you learn a skill. Here we explain whole and part practice, before diving into what the research says about the best methods to use in order to optimise your skill development.

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Wide Grip Pull Ups vs Close Grip – Which is Best For You?

In this article, we’ll explore the differences between wide grip pull ups and close grip pull ups. We’ll also discuss the different muscles used during both pull up variations and what advantages and disadvantages each variation offers. Wide Grip Pull Ups vs Close Grip Pull Ups The main difference between wide grip pull ups and … Read more

How to Goblet Squat – Form, Muscles Worked, Tips & More

Technical coaching points on how to goblet squat

In this article, we’ll walk you through what a goblet squat is, how to perform it, the muscles it works, and more. Let’s get started!   What is a goblet squat? A goblet squat is performed the same as a regular squat, but whilst holding a dumbbell or kettlebell infront of your body, like a big … Read more

Reactive Strength Index & Chart

Reactive strength index formula

Reactive strength index is a growing topic in sports science research, and has been shown to relate to various important aspects of sports performance.  In this article we’re going to answer questions such as:

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The Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) – Everything You Need to Know

In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about The Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT), including what it measures and how to conduct the test. We’ll also cover normative data, the advantages and disadvantages of the test and common questions. What is the SCAT? The SCAT, which Martens and colleagues created … Read more