Monthly Archives: January 2017

Program Design Basics

Today’s article is written for a new trainer or someone who wants to gain a greater understanding about what a good program should contain. One of my friends has just started in the industry so after outlining the basics with her it gave me some ideas about what parts of programming cause confusion. The main expertise in…

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Good is Good Enough

This is a term we us in GMB and it’s pretty liberating. Growing up I was a perfectionist and a lot of the things I did were severely stunted as a result of not being able to finish them. Instead of getting it finished even when I wasn’t entirely happy, I’d procrastinate, get frustrated and either…

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Isolation Exercise V Compound Exercise: Which is Best?

When I first started training as part of my 1st year sport science assignment we were asked to design a 8 week training program for ourselves. Being an 18 year guy I wrote a program that had lots of chest and arm exercises. When I returned home that summer I remember my brother laughing at…

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8 Reasons To Start Cold Showers Today

I first did cold water therapy way back in 2004 with the Clare U16 GAA team. We used cold baths as a way recovering after training sessions. Then about 2 years ago I heard about this mad man called Wim Hoff. He has broken all sorts of world records. He’s even climbed Kilimanjaro in his…

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5 Simple Steps to Making Exercise a Habit in 2017

I thought it would be fitting to have an article to help you with your new years resolutions. I’m not a fan of making new years resolutions as I pointed out in my previous article here. The simple reason is because they generally don’t work. Only about of 8% of the population actually stick to…

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