Why?

Apr 24, 13 Why?

Posted by in Psychology

I know that potentially dozens of you are awaiting “Don’t Sweat The Technique – Part Deux” and we’ll get there, but for now I want you all to ask yourselves some fundamental questions. Why? Why row? Why train? Why do anything? This isn’t going to be some treatise from my inner nihilist.  I am not asking ‘why...

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Don’t Sweat The Technique Part 1.

Mar 28, 13 Don’t Sweat The Technique Part 1.

Posted by in Competition, Psychology, Training

Whilst reading one of the numerous powerlifting/strongman/olympic lifting/bodybuilding blogs I regularly peruse I was presented with an interesting discussion on the various opinions regarding the concept of “ideal” technique as it relates to lifting very heavy objects. The author’s perspective can be...

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Where To From Here?

Mar 01, 13 Where To From Here?

Posted by in Competition, Nutrition, Psychology, Training

It’s time to Drop The Hammer? It’s obviously been a long time since my last post and I’ve been pondering what the future holds for Drop The Hammer enterprises. The cognitive dissonance I feel relates to my not having any awareness of whether people read this at all and if it’s worth my time.  I feel like I...

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Shady’s Back

Nov 01, 12 Shady’s Back

Posted by in Competition, Nutrition, Psychology, Training

It’s been three months to the day since the Olympic final and my correspondence has been low, but I have been eagerly engaged in varying activities and research and I look forward to sharing that with you. Some of the stuff I’ve been tinkering with is. - Intermittent fasting. - Phil Maffetone’s “Maximal Aerobic Pace”...

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Olympics – Done

Aug 16, 12 Olympics – Done

Posted by in Competition, Nutrition, Psychology, Training

For those of you that have stumbled upon Drop the Hammer as a result of my new international propaganda campaign, welcome.  For those of you that were regular visitors and have been disappointed with my lack of recent contributions, I’m sorry.   A lot of Drop the Hammer’s previous content pertained to the Australian men’s...

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Men’s 8+ Body Art

Jun 28, 12 Men’s 8+ Body Art

Posted by in Psychology

A sampling of the tattoos currently adorning various members of the Australian Men’s 8.  All you youngsters out there – this is not encouragement to get body art of your very own.  Think long and hard before sitting down in the inking chair.  Remember – this shit’s for life.  If the tattoo artist has to...

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