All posts by Jon Mallon

Picture showing the region of the thoracic spine

| Controlling the T Spine – Thoracic Spine Exercises |

Thoracic spine exercises are essential if you want to build the strongest version of yourself.  Struggling to progress your squat or being pulled over at the start of a deadlift? Neck/shoulder pain? Or simply catching yourself slumping at the shoulders?  Each of these points has a common origin – thoracic extension/position.  Set the SceneSquat day comes round again. […]

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L2 – The Emotive Layer – Choose to Enjoy Exercise

Quick Navigation You’re Only Human… Layer 2 – Emotive Layer An Example of Clarity – The Runner WHAT? The Holy Grail Open and Closed WHY? Empirical World 3 Types of Evidence The Problem Itself The ‘Individual’ System 1. Abilities + Efficiency of Execution 2. Genetics 3. Enjoyment: 4. Logistics: HOW? Yin and Yang Explore and […]

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barbell, deadlift, strength

| Top Tips to Training Grip Strength |

Without even realising it – grip strength may be the biggest weakness in your strength game…holding you back from truly maximising your strength potential.    It’s time to grab hold and work on improving your grip strength today.  What You Will Learn… Set the Scene WHAT? What is your Grip Strength?  What’s it Good For?  […]

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| L1 – Exercise Prescription – What, Why and How |

Exercise prescription is a key aspect of the health and fitness industry.    Instead of choosing exercise based purely off what you enjoy – understanding exercise prescription is the key to staying motivated and on track towards your goals.  Quick Navigation Set the Scene Finding your Way Start with Why WHAT? What is a Needs […]

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| Mental Toughness – Think Yourself Stronger |

Mental toughness is an aspect of fitness that’s often overlooked – yet may hold the secret to keeping you on track towards your goals and smashing through training plateaus.    Let’s dig deeper into the world of mental toughness.  Everything seemed to go according to plan. You followed the program, hit all the numbers and […]

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farmers walk builds postural strength and core stability

| Loaded Carries – Walk Your Way to Gains |

Loaded carries may be the missing link in your training; they are the way to building the ultimate, strongest version of yourself.    Simply grab a weight and walk. Here’s why. Quick Navigation Set the Scene WHAT? Simple Strength Loaded Carries Are What’s Missing Movement Archetypes From Birth to Upright  Walk This Way…Talk This Way  […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Strength Training for Beginners

| Eccentric Training – Break Through Training Plateaus |

Eccentric training – the ultimate way to break through training plateaus and maximise your strength. Let’s dig in deeper and get to it.  Set the Scene Ever feel like you lose your balance? Or have “poor coordination”? Many people struggle with the ability to control their body position particularly when performing newer exercises. Although this […]

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10 Reasons Why Absolutely Everyone Should Dead Bug

Set the Scene Struggling to decide what core exercise is worth your time?   Kath felt like she tried everything to get her towards her goal of bringing up her squat. No matter what assistance exercises she implemented, she just couldn’t seem to get the knack of it. The squat had always been her least […]

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| Isolation Exercises to Max Out Your Strength |

There’s still a debate raging about isolation exercises vs compound. Which is the most effective for strength development and when/where are they appropriate? As is often the case, the answer is: it depends.  It’s time to shed some light on the situation. Quick Navigation Set the Scene WHAT? Seven Seas Principle – There’s Only One […]

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Sumo Deadlift – What, Why and How

For an even more in-depth look into the world of deadlifting, head on over and grab a copy of your free EBook – “The Deadlift – 8 Steps from Start to Finish”. Setting the Scene Holy hip mobility. You walk into the gym and see someone deadlifting with the widest stance imaginable. I mean, how […]

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