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Was It A Game Changer?

With the release of the documentary Game Changers I’ve had a lot of questions asked on the topic of veganism and plant based eating. If you haven’t seen it Game Changers promotes veganism by showcasing athletes who have adopted it as a lifestyle. The film also argues that eating any animal products will lead to…

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Never Out Of The Fight

“No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets or no matter how far you fall, you are never out of the fight.” Marcus Luttrel, Lone Survivor When it comes to our health, even at the best of times when our sleep, food and fitness are on point, it can be easy to get…

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The Mind Is Primary

“The mind is primary. The mind drags the body—struggling behind it—rarely the opposite. When spirit increases, improved physical performance is a consequence. As performance improves, spirit soars, confidence evolves and character develops.” Gym Jones The mind is primary is a central mantra of Gym Jones, a facility founded by Mark Twight, who spent the early…

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Four Burners Theory

How many times have you heard someone say they need to achieve more balance in their life? It seems we’re constantly on the search for the perfect work-life balance that’ll free up adequate time to spend on our family, friends and health. But we only have 24 hours in a day with a limited amount…

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Strategic Health

Adjective: strategic relating to the identification of overall aims and the means of achieving them. relating to the gaining of overall advantage. When it comes to health I adopt an approach that gives me the best overall advantage. In short I cover ALL the fundamental bases that form the foundation of good health.  However, when…

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Weights Vs Bodyweight

Body weight training is generally considered something for beginners who are not ready for heavy weights.  Another commonly held concept is that weight training is for muscular strength and body weight is for muscular endurance, or for conditioning for sports such as boxing or martial arts. The muscle fiber is the basic component that allows…

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The Power Of Lifting

I’m an advocate of any form of exercise that gets people up, out and moving, but for myself, I’ve always been a big fan of weight lifting and resistance training and it seems the tide is finally changing when it comes to how weight training is perceived. For a long time there has been a…

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Resilience

Today I’m going to look health and performance from another point of view, resilience, which is defined as: The ability of an individual to endure the trials of life, to rebound from adversity and make a fresh start after trauma. Resilience refers to how well you can deal with and bounce back from the difficulties…

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Happiness Is Not The Result Of Success

In our #HWPO article I talked about the value of hard work combined with the fact you have to ensure you are also replenishing your mental and physical energy tanks to avoid declining performance and burnout. Part of the article was written by our resident mindset coach Tom Foxley who mentioned the following: “The big…

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Fasting

“There is nothing new, except what has been forgotten” Marie Antoinette For a long time I was a firm believer in two points when it came to eating: Never miss breakfast: Starting the day with a good breakfast is essential for firing up your metabolism, and giving you energy for the day. Eating every 3…

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