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What is Benchmark Canterbury

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 | Benchmark Webmaster

Benchmark Canterbury is a new take on small group training. Benchmark personalise the session by running you through a functional movement screening to test and analyse your movement, posture and strength. Benchmark will then place you into a session that best suits yo...

Why Eccentric? (increase muscle, get stronger, look better) Why not?

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 | Benchmark Webmaster

Eccentrics Why we work eccentric training into our group training sessions here at Benchmark Canterbury. 1, 6 & 7 are my favourite reasons for eccentric training. A workout that focuses on eccentric training is one of the single most productive ways to get...

Why we do unilateral training

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 | Benchmark Webmaster

To put it simply unilateral movements are when we use one limb as the main lifting component to complete a exercise. For example if I'm to do body weight squat I'm driving of both feet this would be a bilateral squat but if i were to bring a foot back onto a bench and..

3 Quick fixes to improve sprint speed 2/3

Posted on Sep 07, 2017 | Benchmark Webmaster

3 Quick fixes to improve sprint speed 2/3 Rest and auto regulation. If your trying to gain top speed, your work/rest ratio should be 1/12 at least. so if you ran 100 in 10 seconds for example, you should aim to be resting for at least 2 minutes before your next attempt....

3 quick fixes to improve sprint speed #1/3

Posted on Sep 05, 2017 | Benchmark Webmaster

Positive shin angle. This is the part that either makes you or breaks you in any horizontal sprint event. So pay close attention when training the sprint. A strong set up will lead to a strong finish. This will take time off your 40m, 100m or even 200m The way Benchmarks...

Quick tip for a strong core #1/3

Posted in Core Strength on Sep 16, 2016 | Benchmark Webmaster

1) Work the core inner to outer using anti movements concentrating on the tranverse abdominus, internal obliques and multifidus. Example of anti-movements: Anti Flexion - Front Squat Anti Extension - Plank...