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Reflections On 2015

Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog. Last year was a very successful year for me and I am extremely grateful to the people who helped me clear a path. It was rewarding but it was anything but easy.

I started my year with some specific intentions regarding training, nutrition and reading but got side tracked by a number of obstacles. There’s nothing quiet like setting outrageous goals to start the year and then watching life rear it’s responsible head 😉

Basically the year was off to a bad start. I’d not planned my training cycles properly, business was slow for the first quarter and I had to contend with the usual petty frustrations of writing, reading, training and rendering a high quality service to so many people. (more…)

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Most ‘Trainers’ Lie to Your Face

Habits are the foundation of everything you want to accomplish in life. A habit is a better decision set to automate.

When you focus on doing less better and investing not only in yourself, but in professionals with a proven track record… You cannot go wrong.

I meet a lot of people and a lot of them are ‘personal trainers’ that supposedly benefit the lives of the people they train… But something is missing. Their clients have not dropped bodyfat in weeks, they are tired, bloated, frustrated and uncertain of what to do next… They don’t even know what a PR (personal record) is…

Do you want to row to the shore with an oar or a fork? (more…)

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How to Run Faster & Jump Higher In Just 10 Minutes A Day!

Experiments With Running & Obstacle Courses

A few weeks ago I ran the IMPI Challenge. It’s a 13Km run held each year in South Africa. This is how I prepared for the IMPI Challenge with absolutely NO RUNNING! 😀

“The challenge combines trail running with an adventure style obstacle course. Impi is the biggest social, fun but challenging event on the calendar.” More Info. For those of you who dont know, you do not need to prepare for endurance/endurance based events with atypical approaches that leave you injured and ignoring pain.

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How I Tripled My Deadlift PR In 12 Weeks (Not for the faint of heart)

This article is simply used to showcase one method that I have used to improve my RDL. I do not or have never suggested that somebody undertake this style of exercise related progression without the oversight of an experienced coach.

Most ‘trainers’ enter the personal training industry due to a history of sporting or athletic related interests…

They have enjoyed a success which does not represent the ‘average individual’…

If I was to hire a trainer I would want to know that they could illicit the journey they are selling me if they too had a history such as mine. I have suffered a number of injuries over the years including broken clavicles , dislocated knees, plastic surgery to my right hand and a variety of highly preventable sprains. If I want to get a PR in a new lift I want to do it as progressively as possible and with as little risk as needed. Enter…

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Improve Cognition & Mood With These Foods & Supplements

Experiments With Cognition & Psychometric Performance

I have undergone two psychometric tests in my life. The first was a career evaluation I completed at the age of 15 with an educational psychologist & the other was when I was 18 prior to my travels to the UK. The first was the Senior South African Individual Scale.

The purpose of the CPP is to measure thinking processes and styles and to link these to everyday cognitive functioning. It can be administered to individuals 18 years and older with a reading / educational level of Grade 9.

The second test I underwent was the South African Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. As you can see there is a marked difference in the information presented in the two tests below. (more…)

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Fatloss Success Stories: Joeline Cornick

Experiments With Fatloss & Performance

Joeline completed her first weight loss challenge in Jan 2013. I am not going to sugar coat the process like so many others do. Where Josh had the Insulin Sensitivity of a new born baby, Joeline and I did not. Fatloss for girls is 1000 times harder than it is for men.

Ladies have so much more to account from a hormonal & lifestyle adjustment standpoint.

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Success Stories: Josh Jansen

Experiments With Hypertrophy & Wellness

Josh came to see me in the Fall of 2009. His reason for initiating this journey that he was looking for a balanced variation of between training & performance that could help improve his neck and lower back pain.

Josh had also recently lost his sister Ari to Cancer and he was also seeking a renewed approach to nutrition & wellness.

Here is his success story & a brief look at his training & nutrition.

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