Category: Opinion

Selling Out

“Hammer Athletic will NEVER do an 8-week challenge” – Matt Ham (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.)   “Fuck it” – Also Matt Ham (2019) I have been very vocal about my dislike for 8-week challenges, 12-week challenges, 21-day challenges and every other variation of these ‘fitness challenges’. Now I find myself promoting and pushing the…

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…

Survey results

Firstly, we want to thank everyone for the taking part in the Make Hammer Great again survey. We feel truly blessed to have so many great people attending our facility and really appreciate the constructive feedback. We wanted to touch on some of the issues that were raised fairly consistently throughout the survey. “The carpet…

Who IS the best personal trainer in Brisbane?

A ‘best personal trainer in Brisbane’ competition was recently brought to my attention through a tag by a loyal friend on social media. The competition is being run by a well-known local internet site, renown for reviews of all things food, drink, events, festivals and everything in-between. The site was asking for input from followers as to…