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Why most people misuse sleds

When used properly, pushing a prowler can do far more than make you feel sick, including improving explosive strength and adding muscle mass, says Jack Lovett Jack Lovett is a strength and conditioning specialist and the owner of Spartan Performance. He a two-time British natural strongman champion and world natural strongman competitor. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Watch videos on YouTube of people using sleds and prowlers and it’s easy to assume that personal trainers simply use them to make their clients sick. It’s very simple to make someone very tired very quickly using these bits of kit, but that’s…

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Finish sessions stronger

Jack Lovett is a strength and conditioning specialist and the owner of Spartan Performance. He is a two-time British natural strongman champion and world natural strongman competitor. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Concluding your workout with strongman-style finishers is a sure fire way to blitz body fat, build muscle, enhance full-body conditioning and develop mental toughness. Not only that, they are an incredibly fun and rewarding challenge to test yourself. A word of warning: although the following drills are fantastically effective finishers, there is always an inherent risk when training with odd or new objects. If not suitably…

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Flip tyres to build functional strength

Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Tyre flipping is a movement with huge benefits for many people, but it’s often misunderstood or done wrong. Firstly, it’s a full body stimulator – there isn’t a single muscle this exercise won’t recruit and strengthen – including stabilising muscles – in a way that traditional barbell and dumbbell movements can’t. I personally find it particularly beneficial for contact sport athletes as a bridge between the weight room and playing field. It helps develop force from the…

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Torch fat with loaded carries

Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Loaded carries are now receiving appropriate recognition within the wider strength training community, thanks to renowned coaches including Mike Boyle, Dan John and Stuart McGill, having previously been in the exclusive realm of the The World’s Strongest Man contest. And it’s about time too, because these lifts are simple to perform and extremely effective at providing a multitude of benefits simultaneously. These include: demanding a strong core brace, which ensures the spine remains neutral by protecting against…

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What can lifters can learn from fighters?

Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Mixed martial arts, as you probably already know, is an unforgiving sport. Professional fighters will often be training two or three disciplines a day alongside their strength work, and to perform at their best they need to balance full-body strength, power and conditioning with injury-proofing their bodies and avoiding overtraining. It’s not easy, but it also provides a useful template for training other athletes or even recreational lifters: after all, if they can juggle all of these…

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Throw for power

Incorporating throws in your training is an easy and effective way of increasing your explosive power, says Jack Lovett Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. If you want to build explosive power then throws are an essential part of your training regime, says IronLife expert Jack Lovett. The type of throw Lovett recommends in the video requires you to go into triple extension and will have a huge carry over onto the sports field, as well as benefiting gym lifts that require speed and hip…

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What can lifters learn from fighters?

Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. Mixed martial arts, as you probably already know, is an unforgiving sport. Professional fighters will often be training two or three disciplines a day alongside their strength work, and to perform at their best they need to balance full-body strength, power and conditioning with injury-proofing their bodies and avoiding overtraining. It’s not easy, but it also provides a useful template for training other athletes or even recreational lifters: after all, if they can juggle all of these…

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Log training 101

Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. The log is very much synonymous with both strongman training and contests, but it is also an invaluable tool in my training arsenal for many of my personal training clients, irrespective of their training goal or sport. Why? Because training with a ‘strongman’ log provides a myriad of strength and performance benefits that barbells alone simply can’t deliver. Such is the versatility of a strongman log that it is simple to incorporate into the strength and conditioning…

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