So I’m taking steroids and what you need to know


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, […]

Why doing high intensity crossfit for fat loss is a bad idea

So you’ve decided to drop a few pounds of fat (maybe more than just a few pounds) and want to combine it with Crossfit that’s going to include regular high intensity workouts or metcons (metabolic conditioning). What does this means […]

5 reasons why you’re not hitting your strength or fat loss goals


“You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We’re all part of the same compost heap. We’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” Chuck Palahniuk, Fight […]

Your friends are making you fat!!


I think Nicholas Christakis said it best in his book Connected – the amazing power of social networks and how they shape out lives, “You may not know him personally but your friends husbands co-worker can make you fat and […]

Nothing worked until….


The interview had to be done in his sauna at close to 200degrees! That was the condition set down by Rick Rubin the famous music producer and co-president of Columbia Records when Tim Ferris asked to do an interview with […]

Fat loss 101 – Everything you wanted to know about fat loss but were afraid to ask

Do you need to drop fat, get in great shape in record time? When your primary goal is rapid fat loss you may think that you are beyond the basics yet what I see when working with hundreds of clients […]

6 reasons why you SHOULD eat more chocolate and drink coffee


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.

Fat loss v’s Performance Nutrition


Put the date in your diary. On April 22nd from 7.30-9.30pm Crossfit Green in Sandyford (there are 3 Crossfit gyms in Sandyford so make sure you know where you’re going – it’s the one on Maple avenue beside the Spirit […]

What protein shake should I use?

Almost on a daily basis I get clients asking about using protein shakes or powders. Let’s keep this really simple and say the following –

The fitness tipping point in Ireland


Put a bodybuilder, Crossfitter, physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach, Olympic lifting and gymnastics coach in the same room and ask them about their training principles. What you would find is that they could agree on 90% of the principles […]