March 24, 2019

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, I spoke about how chronic stress drains our energy levels. In Part 2, I talk about the importance of training intelligently, working intelligently, and managing stress.

March 9, 2019

I used to think that training was more important than recovery, but I was wrong. In this 2 part blog series I am going to explain the importance of rest and recovery for better health, body composition and performance. I am going share tried and tested strategies you can implement in your weekly plan to help you rest to be at your best.

March 15, 2017

Feeling stressed out and out of shape?

Are you having trouble sticking to your nutritional plan?

This article is for you.

Stress is your body’s way of responding to demanding situations. Stress can be physiological, psychological or a mixture of the two. 

A little stress in acute doses can be a good thing as it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Getting out of your comfort zone occasionally is a key driving factor in personal growth. A little stress in a challen...

February 5, 2017

Over the past two years I have been studying with Precision Nutrition in order to expand my knowledge base and improve my coaching skills. One of the key concepts that I have learned is to really focus on mastering the basics when it comes to nutrition and training.

It is always exciting to discuss a new training method or nutrition strategy. To investigate the potential benefits and analyse in depth the minute details of the strategy is always exciting. In the...

November 21, 2016

Many people I train come to me to help them lose body fat and improve their body composition. Through my education and professional experience I have learned a huge amount on the subject but until just over a year ago, I didn’t have first hand experience of training to lose body fat as the primary goal. Up until last year my primary reasons for training would have been to improve my physical strength, capacity, prepare for sports or for the pure enjoyment.

 Let...

July 18, 2016

Last Saturday (9th July 2016) Eddie Hall set a new world record for the deadlift. He deadlifted a staggering 500kg. This was incredibly impressive and hugely inspiring. In recent days numerous people have talked to me about this feat and their feelings while watching him lift that weight. Many of these people were not meatheads like me, who would obviously be impressed by this feat. Many were people who have a passing interest in lifting weights or athletes wi...

June 18, 2016

As a personal trainer this article may seem like a shameless promotion of the benefits of my services. That being said I think it is important to remind ourselves of the importance of regular exercise or training. Many people find it difficult to fit training into their busy schedule. Well here a few reasons why you should make exercise a priority in your weekly schedule alongside your work, family, educational and social commitments.

A few possible benefits of...

May 25, 2016

 

Holidays are an important part of our yearly schedule. They are something to look forward to and provide us with opportunities to visit new places, experience new things and spend time the people that are important to us. With most of us leading hectic lives, trying to balance the demands of work, family, study, training and social activities. Holidays give us the chance to break from our normal routine and recharge the batteries, ready to come back and pursu...

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