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Mind Gym: One Rep at a Time

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Deep within each one of us lies a champion. I’m not trying to sound cliche, I genuinely believe that there is a better you and… Read More ›

The Mind Gym: How to be Great

When you’re in the gym and you see those big bodybuilders walking around looking pumped and ripped, you can’t help but admire their discipline. I’ve come to the personal conclusion that the true path to success, no matter how little or large the achievement, is on the beaten path of discipline. Those who have gone on… Read More ›

Mind Gym: 10 More Seconds…

 “A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.” – Jesse Owens I love to motivate and push my clients to limits they never thought they could achieve. The reaction and expression on their faces after achieving that which they thought they could not do, is priceless. I remember on one occasion, I had a session… Read More ›

Top 5 Training Montages

I’m a movie buff and I love a good training montage. Growing up I remember being inspired to want to jump around the living room, copying Rocky or the Karate Kid in an attempt to be super fighting fit like them. What I loved most was the process they went through to achieve optimal fitness…. Read More ›

Homeless Heart, Fighting Spirit

My good friend Malehchi went to prison a while back and came out not too long ago. Upon coming out he was referred to a charitable boxing gym that helps ex-offenders and the homeless, find their footing. I was encouraged and motivated by watching the work Sam and his team are doing for these guys…. Read More ›

The COBRA’s Pit – 5/17

A new section on my blog. A type of magazine ‘thinga majiggy’, taking a look at what’s popping at the moment. Recommendations, motivational vids, cool exercises etc. Just click and enjoy WORKOUT TRACK OF THE WEEK Wretch 32 ft. Shakka – Blackout This track has been coming on at my gym all week. It’s one of… Read More ›

Sir Alex Ferguson: 10 Wise Words

“I’ve never played for a draw in my life.” – Sir Alex Ferguson Last week I witnessed the manager of my beloved team announce his retirement, after 27 years at it’s helm. Alex Ferguson has been manager of Manchester United since the year I was born, and I was born into a red jersey with… Read More ›