The video above explains the key points, but here is a little more info if you’re interested. I also list out my qualifications below.
How it began…
I was in my 2nd year of Uni studying for a BSc Computing degree when I became interested in nutrition. I’d read in the bible (Men’s Health) that protein post workout was critical for building muscle.
I wanted to build muscle…
I applied it in typical student style by eating tuna out of can after every workout.
As my taste for eating tuna from the tin tumbled, my interest in exercise and nutrition increased.
I’d always played sport since I was a kid. At school I played sport every day of the week for a team, whether it was football, rugby, cricket, basketball, athletics or cross country. But I’d never been taught anything about food.
I ate a lot of chocolate because I liked it. I would have three bars a day. I can only assume the thinking was “He’s not fat, he’s ok, he’ll burn it off“. Unfortunately that thinking is a bit of a problem.
And one I learned a lot about while I completed my Precision Nutrition level 1 certification program.
Over the years I’ve taken on quite a few challenges. I trained myself to a 39 minute 10 km time. Boxed for 3 years, having 2 white collar boxing bouts.
I spent 5 months training Muay Thai, boxing and fitness in Thailand. Learned to overcome a fear of the water to complete an Ironman triathlon.
Rode L’Etape Du Tour (A stage of the Tour De France) twice and completed Ride 100 London (160km) in 4 hours 45 mins.
Along the way I’ve done a lot more, they’re just the highlights.
I’ve tried out many different kinds of training programmes and diets. Too many to keep track of. At uni my diet was terrible and I gained weight. Over many years I worked out through trial and error what works for me.
As I learned more about training, nutrition and what worked I got better at understanding how to achieve the results I wanted. I can quite easily add muscle, lose muscle without gaining fat or improve specific ares of my fitness for the various sports I play.
The quick fix doesn’t work. There are no shortcuts which stand the test of time. Anyone can lose weight by just not eating. But that isn’t going to last.
Under normal circumstances, I don’t count calories or track what I eat. I know when I’m doing well and what foods are helping me and which ones aren’t. I allow myself treats regularly. I train hard and very specifically. To many people’s surprise, I train a lot less than they think. But those training sessions have an intensity, focus and a specific purpose.
I never go sit on a bike at the gym while using my phone or reading a book. You get back what you put in. No thought, presence in the moment or specific focus = very little result.
How I work
You don’t need to live at the gym to get results. But you do have to give 100% effort, have a plan and be smart about it. You can achieve a lot in a short time if done right.
I have developed a system which uses a unique and all-encompassing approach to ensure you achieve maximum results.