Tag: sports science

Townsville’s Best Personal Trainer

A ‘best personal trainer’ in Townsville competition was recently brought to my attention through a tag by a client and friend on social media. The competition is being run by the local paper – it has asked through their social media platform ‘who is the best personal trainer in Townsville?’ I wasn’t nominated and that’s…

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…

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,…

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…

Coaching Principles

Applying exercise science and evidence-based practices in clinical, healthy and sporting populations. Last year we delivered our inaugural ‘Coaching Foundations Program’ that covered pre-screening assessments, exercise prescription and periodisation methods for athletes and the ‘Average Joe’. This year we are going one step further by delivering a ‘Hammer Athletic Coaching Principles’ program. Eligibility This course…