Strength: Necessary, but not sufficient
In sports, strength is necessary but not sufficient, even in strength-based sports such as strongman, power lifting, and olympic weightlifting, the top levels are ruled by those with superior skill or technique. Strength is the underpinning quality of all movement. However, it is not sufficient to bring about high level sporting performance. This is a common mistake made by athletes and their coaches, and a big reason why strength training for sports often gets a bad rap, or
Why do I handstand?
"Why do you do handstands?" I get asked this a lot, and to be honest, it’s a fair question. Why do I, as a 100kg powerlifter feel it's appropriate to get upside down on a regular basis? I suppose it comes from stubbornness if I’m being honest. Since I was never particularly athletic as a youngster, I found myself enjoying life a lot more once I found the gym and starting making some progress on my strength. This enjoyment was short lived, however, when I was first exposed to