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Dumbbells or Machines? Istvan Javorek
April 5, 2018
The benefits of dumbbell training by Istvan JavorekDumbbell training is generally safe.Does not need a large practice area.Is easy to teach (compared to barbell lifts).Can be done simultaneously and very efficiently with a large number of athletes.Is dynamic with a large range of motion (actually the range of motion is unlimited).A large range of
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Welcome to the Excelsior blog. It is a mix of current research and thoughts on Athlete and Coach Development, Strength and Conditioning and personal reflections.

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James Marshall

  1. Excelsior ADC Club Update December 2017

    Merry Christmas to all our club members Thanks to all our athletes, parents, volunteers and suppliers for a great 2017. A lot has happened over the last year, and more is planned for 2018.  Here is a summary and update for January 2018. Please share with family and friends, you never know who might want […]

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  2. Best books on coaching and teaching 2017

    Reading highlights for coaches and teachers Here are my top 5 books from 2017, plus a synopsis of the other books I have read this year. It is easy to jump on the “It’s new and shiny, you must get it” bandwagon. Hopefully you will find some alternative ideas in this list. Top 5 books […]

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  3. An athlete’s guide to avoiding the flu.

    Intro   Getting ill sucks! We’ve all been there, tucked up in bed shivering and feeling sorry for ourselves. Here is my guide to avoiding the flu. Nobody enjoys being ill and it can have a terrible effect on an athlete’s fitness, training and performance. Not only does having a blocked nose reduce performance, it […]

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  4. Multi Planar strength training

    Here is a quote from John Jesse, in his “Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia

    The writer has consistently maintained over the years that very few, if any, athletes in the modern industrial culture, ever develop all -round body strength. Even those who accept the concept of progressive weight training overemphasize great strength development in the arms, shoulders and legs.

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  5. Excelsior ADC Club Update September 2017

    Autumn Term means new beginnings School term has resumed which means the end of Summer Athletics and the resumption of gymnastics and weightlifting in Willand and Wellington. Here is a brief synopsis of what is happening. Fundraising: we have been short listed from over 700 applicants for the Skipton Grassroots Giving Campaign. In order to […]

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  6. Brian Aldiss RIP

    Britain’s best Science Fiction Author dies I am sorry to hear today that Brian Aldiss has died. My thoughts go out to his family. His books have given me great pleasure over the years right up until the current day (one of his books usually features on my reading review of the year). Aldiss was […]

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  7. PAR: Golf core values

    Setting core values for your coaching environment Taking this golf example from Wade Gilbert’s “Coaching better every season” for coaches and players to help focus on what matters most. The golf coach ended up with the appropriate acronym PAR. Passion: Nurture love for the game of golf and competing. Achievement: Strive to achieve our competitive […]

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Blundells School
James has a huge breath and depth of knowledge on fitness issues. He is able to implement this knowledge into a practical course both making the task of fitness and conditioning both different and interesting from other fitness training that most are familiar with. He understands the safety issues when dealing with young adults strength and conditioning programmes. Programmes he sets are tailored to the individual needs of the group. There was a huge amount of progress made with some of these individuals in terms of their understanding of fitness and their own fitness levels.
 
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