Tag: strength and conditioning

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…

October Best on Ground

For a long time Judith has been a consistent trainer in the gym and has steadily progressed over the past 2 years back when she had never done any strength training. In October Judith was a part of the Athlete Development Program and she absolutely worked her butt off. Each week she went from strength…

September Best on Ground

September’s Best on Ground goes to Jarryd Rapkins – or as many of you know him ‘that guy that happens to turn up to every class’ or ‘the guy that does 50 chin-ups as a warm-up’ – is one of the fittest freaks we have had the privilege of coaching. Jarryd’s hard work, not only for…

August Best on Ground

Earlier this year Izzy finished her first Marathon (42km – she’s crazy!) and despite her hectic marathon running schedule she still performed consistently well in the gym. However, since running really long distances hasn’t been the main focus Izzy’s recent results were nothing short of outstanding. Here’s just a taste of some of her results,…

July Best on Ground

Paul Leitch… Incredible. Just one word to describe how far Pauly has come since walking through the doors at Hammer Athletic almost 3 years ago (how time flies!). Pauly’s commitment to training is exceptional but his ability to throw great quality banter with everyone (especially Matt, his boutique gym & general life struggles) is pure…

June Best on Ground

3 things are guaranteed in life – death, taxes and John Bordin turning up to a 5:30am class. Without a doubt John has improved leaps and bounds since starting at Hammer when he was barely able to do 1 squat properly. Over the last month John has been in nearly every weekday and has been…

12 Week Marathon Prep Clinic

Whether you’re just getting started, are an avid runner or have been strength training with Hammer Athletic and are looking for a new challenge, our Marathon Prep Clinic has been scientifically crafted (by our resident Sports Scientists) to benefit you at your level. This clinic will be aired in tandem with a strength/power specific weights…