The foundation of what I teach clients is to get them to focus on attaining good mobility and strength first and not getting overly worried about conditioning or what you might call fitness i.e. heart rate is up and how [...]
I checked in at reception, quickly popped into the changing rooms to dump my bag and as soon as I hit the gym floor I thought “damn son you need to get in shape”. Myself and my wife (her cool [...]
I had the pleasure of being interviewed on an outstanding podcast called The Super Strength Show – http://superstrengthshow.com/ I’ve admired this podcast for some time now simply because Ray gets the best guests in the fitness industry and his line of [...]
What’s the best way to judge a course you take to improve your fitness knowledge? Simple, what am I going to apply and change with the clients I work with come monday. Well it’s monday, I did a course with [...]
There is a great line in the book Muscle Smoke and Mirrors (the birth of bodybuilding and its amazing nutrition origins – By Randy Roach) that goes as follows – “The area of growing (1950′s) differentiation that would be a [...]
I hope you are all doing well and you have your nutrition and training back on track after the xmas break. To get you motivated and properly informed then you would do yourself a world of good by listening to [...]
In this ultimate summary article I will help you with this goal. The advice I am about to give applies as much to the advanced or sports specific trainee as it does to the pure I-haven’t-exercised-since-PE-class-in-school. I hear you scream, “BUT DOMINIC I’M SUPER ADVADVANCED AND HAVE READ LOTS OF ‘STUFF’”. Well the reason it applies to everyone is because the ‘advanced’ person typically has far less nailed down that he’she thinks they have. They possibly know lots but he’she doesn’t do enough mobility work and it’s likely they still haven’t adressed their tight shoulders, tight hips (still can’t overhead squat more than 60kg like it’s an air squat), they don’t breathe correctly and their diet is about as good as a 14yr old girl having a girls sleep over with all her friends #filledwithsugarandwheat.
A simple tape measure can also be used or a body fat test with a calipers is ideal. If you are not measuring your progress in these ways you really must do it right now as it holds you accountable for your
Back in my days as a University student studying Sports Science I was trying to nail down a topic for my final year dissertation. I used to love going to the libary to study but half the time I ended up reading unrelated research papers just because they sounded interesting or presented new information that was not being discussed. It’s from these geek filled evenings that I settled on spending six months doing a lit review of all the available papers relating to caffeine and sports performance.
Haters. Definition – “Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock somelse down a notch”. Urban Dictionary. Yup, [...]