You Need To Have Optimum Performance What is Optimum Performance & what does it take to be the best? To be the best at your sport, to move without injury & be focused on your goals. It’s from the very first to the very last minute of your game, competition & training sessions. It about living, breathing & always striving for what’s best. To be humble in victory & defeat.… Read More »How To Be The Best In Your Sport
What are the six skills of skill-based training & why should you include them? The six components of skill-related fitness Speed, Agility, Power, Balance, Coordination, Reaction Time. If you’re an athlete these six skills are a must to add to your training program. Skill-based training is what’s going to set you apart from everyone else who is training just as hard as you in the gym. If you’ve been training… Read More »6 Major Factors Athletes Must Know To Get The Edge Over Their Opponents
Pain during exercise, aches after exercise, is it normal? How to stop your injuries getting in the way of exercise Corrective exercise is not something that you would think to google when looking for a personal trainer, but it should be. Especially if your injured, have injuries or just can’t get rid of that persistent niggle. I’m going to talk you through the injury cycle in this blog to help… Read More »What are your aches & pains trying to tell you?
Find out the home workout essentials Recently I have been asked a lot what’s the best home gym equipment to buy? There is so much great stuff out there, but I have made a list of the home workout essentials that are great for keeping your training at a high standard when you can’t get to the gym. So here it goes in no particular order. Resistance Bands So, as… Read More »Must have at home essential workout equipment most gyms don’t want you to know about
What to eat before sports training, i.e. American Football, Rugby & so on? This is a question I get asked regularly by my clients, so today’s blog will cover this topic. What food should I eat before rugby training? So, lets get stuck in & I’ll tell you what I personally like to do before my training session, a single espresso, 70-80% dark chocolate & a kiwi – that is… Read More »Eat this before sports training to give you the edge
What hydration is best in sports performance? Hydration Hydration is key & it’s often overlooked or just simply forgotten about in our busy lives. The statistics are incredible & hard to ignore. With 3% – 5% dehydration of body mass, your performance begins to pay the price in both physical & cognitive function. “When maximal aerobic power has been investigated with regard to hydration status, the ﬁndings suggest that when… Read More »The clear difference between winning & losing, hydration in sports performance
Improve your sports performance If you want to improve your sports performance, check out my 5 tips to get you to the top of your game. 1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Just like my hydration post explains you’ve got to hydrate, it can affect your sports performance by a significant amount, the statistics are incredible and are hard to ignore. With 3% – 5% dehydration of body mass, your performance begins… Read More »The must-do tips to improve your sports performance
What is speed, agility and quickness? So, the National Acedmy of Sports Medicine (NASM) defines SAQ as the following: Speed Speed is defined as the ability to move the body in one direction as fast as possible. Quickness is the ability to react and change body position with a maximum rate of force production Agility Agility is the ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper posture.… Read More »Secret Pro SAQ training