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Off Season Wisdom

For the love of God you don’t need to get ‘fitter’ during the off-season. As we draw to the close of another long (seemingly long-er than the last) winter sport season, clubs and athletes are already preparing for what’s next. I can bet that most parents reading this have had their kids playing and/or training…

Why ‘functional’ training does my tits in

The rise in fitness facilities or gyms promoting ‘STRENGTH’ OR ‘FUNCTIONAL’ classes to build strength and ‘FUNCTIONALITY’ is a contentious issue for strength and conditioning facilities. In this article, Matt Ham (Hammer Athletic director) shares his view from the perspective of a business owner and professional strength and conditioning coach and offers valuable guidelines for…

March 2020 Best on Ground

COVID-19 has thrown out a variety of challenges to all of us in the Hammer Community and at times it’s been very challenging to maintain a training regime with all the other outside issues going on. However, amidst the chaos, our coaches have been impressed with one client in particular who doesn’t always bring the…

February 2020 Best on Ground

Meet Sara known by some of her training partners as the “coaches favourite” (not naming anyone) given the extra TLC she receives from the coaches. Once being unsure about strength training and the weight room Sara has come full circle and is now all about that lifting life. She brings a positive energy and attitude…

January 2020 Best on Ground

It has only taken Josh five years to commit to our “Hammerology” as a strength and conditioning facility.  Josh has always been consistent with getting to classes and playing Aussie Rules Football despite having the lower back of a 90 year old. However, since taking a leap of faith and committing to a strength program…

GVT 2020

At the start of every year, we plan the first 6 months of training phases for our clients; we assess what worked last year, what didn’t and what can we do different to take us to the next level. We do this in order to convert that 6 month platform into a 12 month outlook…