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Discover Wearable Fitness Technology

Essentials of Fitness Technology In an ever expanding world of futuristic tools, gadgets & gizmos available to us today, it is no wonder that advances in fitness technologies have skyrocketed over the past few years. Whilst there are many very high-tech things out there, the benefits of a lot are often not always obvious and […]

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Part 2: Food quality – When and When Not to Buy Organic Food

Following on from last week’s blog, Revolutionising Breakfast, I want to share with you another invaluable piece of information that I have learnt during the last 6months. Take a good look around your local supermarket these days and you’ll undoubtedly see the label ‘organic’ tagged onto thousands of items, often trying to entice us health […]

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Part 1: Revolutionising Breakfast – The 6 biggest things I’ve learned about nutrition in the last 6 months.

Reflecting back upon the last few months, I can confidently say that my knowledge of training, performance and particularly nutrition has advanced exponentially, and continues to do so today. Whilst lucky enough to be surrounded by and lectured by some very knowledgeable academics here at Loughborough, a lot of the knowledge that I have gained […]

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Fruit and Veg

5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Avoid Cold & Flu

It is fair to say that battling the common cold is never an enjoyable experience, avoiding infection and flu is therefore often of high priority at this time of time of year, when we seem to be most vulnerable.  Below are five tips that may help to ward off the symptoms of the common cold […]

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A Brief Look at How and Why to improve your rate of force development for sports performance

In the majority of modern sports, power is often the key component in making for a successful performance. Whether your sport is dependent upon sprinting, striking, throwing or jumping, your ability to very quickly produce large amounts of force will be a massive factor in determining sporting success. Whilst many athletes will perform maximal strength […]

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Training Hierarchy

What is GPP and why is it important for sports performance?

This week I’m going to cover an area which is often overlooked by many sports people when designing and implementing training programs, but if included wisely can be of great benefit. General Physical Preparedness, or GPP for short, is a very simple yet effective way to boost overall performance by: 1)      Increasing overall metabolic conditioning […]

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Planning your training for optimal performance

At this time of year many sportsmen & women will be returning from an end of season break and embarking on the first stages of training to prepare themselves for next year.  The most effective way of conducting your training through the off season is obviously brought about through careful planning and preparation. It is […]

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Exercise outdoors – 5 reasons to take your workout into the sunshine

With the beautiful, hot, sunny days we’ve been blessed with in recent weeks I, like many, find myself increasingly compelled to get outdoors & enjoy the weather as much as I can, after all this is Britain… it’s unlikely to last too long! So whilst we have this glorious weather at our disposal, why not […]

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Roy Barber

Sprains, Strains and Achilles Heels – A Guide to Managing Injuries ASAP

What a fantastic weekend for British sport we’ve just had! With the Lions roaring to an emphatic series victory over Australia on Saturday, along with Andy Murray’s Wimbledon Triumph on Sunday, It was a proud couple days for all us sports fanatic Brits. Looking back at both events, and the matches leading up to this […]

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Meat Free Monday

Making an Athletes Vegan Diet Work, Every Meat Free Monday.

A popular new health trend making its mark on the nutrition of the masses is Meat Free Monday, its a concept that grabbed my attention a little while ago for its great health, ethical & environmental benefits so starting today I’ve decided not only to commit to it on a once weekly basis but also make […]

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