Monthly Archives: January 2020

21st Jan 2020

Sports Performance Training Tips

Train the human athlete first before the sports specific athlete.

Do not try too hard to replicate exact sporting movements as they will never be exact and if you train too much of one thing you will become relatively weaker in the actual game movement.

Much of the training will be compensating for the postural biases of the sport (to make you back to being a better human athlete).

Assess and train your weaker links.  Audit your competences against those key to the sport and train the biggest gap. 

Train more complicated movements than needed so it’s easy (less energy using) to do the real thing.

Seasonalise/periodise your training plan per year / event block cycle.  This means focussing on a different aspect of fitness at different times for example you do not want to build strength at the same time as endurance.

All training must (progressively) convert into functional game skills. Olympic lifting […]

7th Jan 2020

Weight Loss – Forget Calorie Counting

95% of people put back on the weight lost in a diet within 3 years 

90% of these people put on more

In fact the only scientifically guaranteed way to put on weight, is to go on a diet!

Problem or Symptom?

Being overweight is our body’s way of telling us that it is out of balance and that we need to change something in our lifestyle.  Most obese people are, actually, malnourished.  Their body is not receiving the right nutrients for optimum health and so sends hunger signals to the brain to keep eating.  

Similarly, many people are overweight because their body is under too much stress, stimulating too much adrenalin which suppress bodies ‘rest & repair’ functions such as digestion, sleep, blood sugar regulation.  Exercise will release more adrenalin.

Find the cause and address that rather than trying to force weight loss.

“In other words, the less you eat, the less […]