As the Strength & Conditioning coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Buddy Morris put it; “a coaches primary role is as a stress manager”. We’re in control of loading stress on the body and the tools & methods we use all have an aspect of ‘risk v reward’. Morris states; “Olympic lifting? Jumping? Medicine ball work?…Read more Coach or Stress Manager?
I love learning. I love attending courses and also scanning Twitter for training, sport & business research. One major thing I’ve learnt is that principles that apply in business, sport & life are universal. An example is that periodisation (how we plan fitness training) originates from manufacturing. The process was designed to make things more efficient…Read more 4 Step Process to Becoming World Class.
Many folk have scans for all kinds of back pain. It’s what we’ve been told will ‘get to the bottom of the problem.’ Sometimes they are required. However, findings will often point out some form of degeneration or fault that is often ‘blamed’ for the pain. In my view this forms an unhealthy link between…Read more Don’t let your scan results restrict you!
A great piece on positive mindsets! http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/4-mindset-lessons-from-the-legendsRead more 4 Mindset Lessons from Legends
A good article from Runners World magazine on how well different drinks hydrate you. A few surprises! http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/how-well-do-different-drinks-hydrate-youRead more How Well do various drinks hydrate you?
Here’s Part 1 of a great 2 part blog from the guys at Precision Nutrition on the problems associated with using calorie counting as a means of weight loss http://www.precisionnutrition.com/problem-with-calorie-counting-calories-inRead more The Problem with Calorie Counting
Hello! Thought I’d give a little update on how my surgery went today. After an early start, 7:30am, I went through all the usual pre-op checks: allergies, medication which shoulder I was having the operation on… Wait, what? There had been a rather amusing little mix up but nothing to worry about. A couple of…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Post-Surgery
So, my cards completed and on our board. Here’s what it means and what it all boils down to. Motivation for my below goals stems from my concerns for my lifestyle. ‘Burning the candle at both ends’ springs to mind and in general a feeling of weakness as the regularity of my training ebbed away…Read more Ady’s Resolutions 2014. Part 1
While enjoying a Guinness at the end of the first day of a recent course in Dublin, I was introduced to Coach Dan John. Over the last couple of years Dan has become a big name in the field of strength & conditioning; known for his easy to follow programmes and simplifying the most complex…Read more What do you need to work on?
On Monday 15th I had an appointment with a consultant at the Droitwich Knee Clinic. I had asked my GP to refer me to the knee clinic on the advice of Ady and Luke. Prior to the appointment I had a lot of time to think about what I would like to do for my…Read more James’ Injury Blog – Decision Making Time
Also known as: “Arrrghhhh followed by many expletives!! My experience of recovering from an ACL injury” As some of you may know, I regularly train and compete at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and have been for about 6 years. Having finished University where I played Ultimate Frisbee (and occasionally studied) I came back to Hereford…Read more James’ Injury Blog
We not moving enough and that’s causing the number of people suffering from musculoskeletal problems to skyrocket. Keeping our members and clients out of pain and injury free is our number one goal. It’s tough to lose weight or reach your goal if your ability to move is limited. Prevention is easier than cure, 10minutes…Read more Six Top Tips to Stay Injury Free
…or for that matter, how do you feel about breakfast and dinner? Do you feel you could skip lunch? “There’s no time and I’m not hungry any way!” How we feel about food has a strong influence on our health, weight and performance. It’s time to start listening to what your body is really telling…Read more How do you feel about lunch time?…
A food diary is simple yet very effective tool to help manage your weight and body composition goals. When used correctly we can work out what changes you can make to your current diet and how effective they are. Here are some useful tips to make the most of your food diary: Fill in your…Read more Get to grips with your nutrition, start with a food diary
Last month we embarked upon our first facility trip away with a cycling tour to Majorca! After being put under enormous pressure from our cycling fraternity, and having a top cycling tour operator in the form of Sun Velo‘s Dave Harwood amongst the Ross Cycling Club, who use the facility every week, I had no…Read more Cycle Trip to Majorca!