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COVID Safe Gym

COVID Safe Gym

Sydney Strength Training has been designated a COVID safe Gym by the NSW Government. The current government requirement for a COVID safe gym is that they have 1 person per 4 square metres of floor space. Attendees are also required to stay 1.5 metres away from each...

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Strength Training for Older People

Strength Training for Older People

At Sydney Strength Training we specialise in introducing older people to strength training. Strength training is vital as we age due to the loss of muscle and function that comes with ageing. You don't need to take our word for it however - the Australian Government...

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Strength Training VITAL as we Age

Strength Training VITAL as we Age

Strength training is beneficial at all stages in life, but as we age it becomes vital. An article in the Washington Post this week made this point. This is another example of the benefits of strength training transitioning from the scientific literature - where the...

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Strength training can help protect the brain!

Strength training can help protect the brain!

A team of researchers at the University of Sydney found that six months of strength training helped protect brain areas that are vulnerable to Alzheimers disease! The researchers conducted a clinical trial of people at high risk of Alzheimer's disease. The...

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How to Film – Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift and Press

How to Film – Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift and Press

In this article we will cover the best method for filming the squat, bench press, deadlift and press. Quality footage is vital for online coaching feedback, and getting likes on Instagram! Equipment: We recommend using a smart phone, with a tripod. Turn the phone on...

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Top Lifter IV Powerlifting, Sydney

Top Lifter IV Powerlifting, Sydney

On the 15th of September, Sydney Strength Training took a team of 8 lifters to the Top Lifter IV powerlifting competition in Redfern, Sydney. This was the first time that such a large group of SST members competed at the same meet, making for a very exciting day. All...

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Youth Strength and Conditioning

Youth Strength and Conditioning

Barbell Medicine recently put out an article series summarising the current evidence for youth strength and conditioning and resistance training: Resistance Training for the Youth Population: Part I Resistance Training for the Youth Population: Part II Resistance...

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Leaving Starting Strength

Leaving Starting Strength

In September 2017 I became Australia’s second ever-Starting Strength Coach. During my tenure as a Starting Strength Coach, I also worked as an online coach at Starting Strength Online Coaching. I enjoyed my time as an SSC and the experience it gave me, but overtime my...

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The Problem with PRs – Barbell Medicine Newsletter

The Problem with PRs – Barbell Medicine Newsletter

Here is a recent piece I wrote for the Barbell Medicine newsletter, detailing the problem with PRs. Personal records (PRs) are the best thing about training. When we first start lifting we get PRs all the time, and it becomes addictive. This is the hook that gets most...

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New Coach at Barbell Medicine

New Coach at Barbell Medicine

Sydney Strength Training Coach - Rheece Stennett - now represents Barbell Medicine in Sydney, Australia as an online strength coach. This strengthens the relationship between Sydney Strength Training and Barbell Medicine. SST has previously hosted a BBM Seminar, and...

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Marion on Channel 9’s This Time Next Year

Marion on Channel 9’s This Time Next Year

On Monday August 26th 2019 Sydney Strength Training client - Marion Baird - appeared on Channel 9's hit television show This Time Next Year. Marion initially came to Sydney Strength Training to lose weight, and rehabilitate a severely compromised knee. By strength...

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