Tag: periodisation

12 Week Summer Preseason

Wait. ‘Summer Preseason’ doesn’t sound particularly scientific or elite in the slightest. In fact, you may be thinking ‘has Hammer sold its soul like all the other big gyms to exploit the marketability of fitness?’ We’d be lying if we said there wasn’t some capitalisation on the nervousness that showing a bit of skin during…

2017 Athlete Development Program

Whether your goal is to lose body fat, build muscle or become stronger or faster your focus should always be on one thing: improving your overall athletic performance. Athletes train in the weight room and on the field to enhance their talent and skill. Being the best lifter doesn’t necessarily make them a gold medalist however,…

2016 Phase 7 Hamlow: Darren Hegarty

With the end of the year drawing to a close, it’s high time we announce our phase 7 Hamlow medalist. Phase 7 included our Advanced Lifting Clinic. This particular clinic involved a significant commitment to training. Participants undertook 3 coach-directed resistance sessions in a group strength format with a fourth session to be self-directed. Coupled with…

2016 Overreaching Clinic

Another year down, and what a crazy year it has been. We had the U.S. presidential election, we lost favoured musicians, poor old Harambe, Ebola, Zika, Justin Bieber’s comeback…  Anyway, here’s some good news; firstly, we gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Joseph (but we will get to that)! We are also drawing ever-closer to the…

2016 Run Forrest, Run Clinic

While we do talk about body composition at Hammer Athletic, we’re not talking about crazy ‘Cast Away’ diets or prepping for loincloth season. Much like a professional sporting team, we are talking about a season within a periodised training program which, in this case, has been specifically designed to give you a cheeky kick-start to…