Category Archives: Gym

Australian Schools Championship – Core Stability in Sport – ‘Boys Vs Girls’ competition to pull a bus!!!

Over the last 2 days I have been coaching Canoe Slalom Athletes competing in the Australian Schools Championship at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  Schools from all over Australia brought their best athletes which delivered some excellent racing, possibly spurred on by New … Continue reading

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What will you achieve in 2014?

If you have vision, a plan, strong influences from the right people, mixed with a bucket load of discipline and willingness to work then you are on track to achieve the success you deserve in 2014.

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The perfect Boxing day lunch – Turkey & Brie Panini

I overindulged on Christmas day and now feeling suitably bloated.  My fridge is full of left overs so this my Boxing day lunch, followed by a brisk walk with family to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to neighbours…  (Although I am sure many … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon in a Herb Mustard Glaze served over Garlic Mashed Potato

Originally posted on Yvette's Gourmet Kitchen:
This dish has a very mild taste that is nicely complimented with the garlic mashed potatoes and topped with some peppery arugula. Wild salmon is high in omega 3, it is low in saturated…

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Justin Bieber & Barry Manalow just ruined my training session! Why music is crucial to performance.

If you don’t have a training partner and you need to push yourself music is a great motivator, but it can also have the opposite effect.  I don’t want to listen to Justin Bieber or Barry Manalow during a training session!!! … Continue reading

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Learning Olympic Lifts – the Dead Lift

Olympic lifts are great for core stability and work a large number of muscles at the same time.  They are very common exercises with most athletes and currently ‘trendy’ in the mainstream fitness industry due to Crossfit.  Anyone can learn … Continue reading

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How to follow a ‘steep’ development curve – athletes, coaches, trainers & fitness fanatics!

In my experience many athletes are unable to correctly identify & exploit their own strengths. They are very good at critiquing peers and often focus too much attention on their own perceived weakness.  A good training plan/ log shows individual … Continue reading

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How strong do you want to be?

A 6 week gym program (from me) and you will be much stronger… but how strong do you want to be? Programs are ideal for those that want a structure to achieve a goal or hit a target.  I write … Continue reading

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Can I lose 8kg in 8 weeks? How to pick an incentive that gives drive and rewards your effort (Penfolds Grange)

… Continued from previous post –   My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’. The carrot and the stick – A combination of rewards and punishment to induce behavioral change In my experience in order … Continue reading

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My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’… So I jumped on the scales and wow!!!!

It seems I have been ‘talking the talk and not walking the walk’!   Yep, even trainers can lose track from time to time, we are human too!  (Did you know most Personal Trainers burn out in less than 5 years due to … Continue reading

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A Formula for Developing Successful Results

In November 2012 I started a 5 month coaching contract for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the National Canoe Slalom Team, working with the senior, under 22 and junior teams. They are a great bunch of young athletes … Continue reading

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