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Another F..KING 8 Week Challenge

A challenge. You heard it. Hammer Athletic will be holding an 8-week challenge in July. We won’t be rolling out a generic 8-week ‘beach/bikini/mankini/thigh gap/man-V’ challenge with bullshit eating plans and meaningless exercises regimes making up the content but instead leveraging our knowledge of training methods we know that work to get you as strong…

April 2019 Best on Ground

Hayden Whyte is our Best on Ground for April. Hayden is one of our LTAD athletes and has progressed tremendously through every new program which is attributed to his management of several training commitments – gym and field training, and football matches. He is now performing complex lifts with ease and getting stronger every week….

March 2019 Best on Ground

Ian Gould aka the Human Hydrolic is our Best on Ground for March. Ian rides 10-15km to the gym every morning and trains for 2-3 hours. He has been one of our most consistent members since our inception back in 2015. We still can’t actually believe that Ian is in his 60’s and yet is…

Results are not linear

You may hear us preach “consistency is key” and we preach this because consistency both on the gym floor and at home with nutrition is the recipe for success. There are no quick fixes or easy options and as with anything worth doing, achieving any measure of success requires time and effort. However, the problem…

Recovery Myths: Fact or Fiction

Recovery modalities are highly promoted yet misunderstood by so many “industry professionals”. Here Matt Ham explores the common issues with recovery and what should be advocated following the cessation of training. A lot of boutique training studios for the general public are spruiking cryo chambers, Normatecs and ice baths. It is important to remember that…

February 2019 Best on Ground

Our Best On Ground for February goes to Imogen. Imogen is one of the fresh faces here at Hammer Athletic and since joining, she has worked incredibly hard week in week out. Imogen may look familiar and rightly so as she’s been consistently attending classes each week as well as regular PT sessions with Chris….

Olympic Weightlifting Clinic

If you enjoy throwing some tin around the weight room then you’re about to get pretty excited. Coach Matt and Dan will be running an Olympic Weightlifting Clinic in May. The Clinic At Hammer Athletic, our philosophy is that everyone should strive to establish higher strength capacities with their training so that we can progress…

January 2019 Best on Ground

Nath’s dedication and commitment to training has been outstanding despite possibly needing a finger amputated due a Rugby incident last year. A pretty scary thing to have to consider doing for anyone but Nath remained as calm as a cucumber when he informed the coaches that it may be necessary. Despite his injury, Nath kept…