How Does A 10% Increase in Happiness Sound?

Would you like to be 10% happier? It’s not something that’s often offered is it? Usually we hear more concrete promises like, “Change your life!”, “Find true happiness!”. These are all eye catching but never deliver do they? We are sold these statements with the hope that we’ll buy the book or product that promises…

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You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

The Jim Rohn quote “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” has been something I’ve become more aware of over the past few years. And I feel it runs true. The more time I spend with high energy, positive people, the more energy and motivation I tend to…

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Protein: How Much Do You Really Need?

Protein is used by your body in numerous ways; immune function, to repaired muscular damage, teeth, hair, bone and skin. One of the most common issues when I do nutritional consultations with clients is too little protein. As a result the individual misses out on all of the benefits of this awesome macro nutrient. Today’s…

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7 Sitting Variations To Improve Mobility

It used to hurt to sit on the ground. In 2013 I travelled to India and spent a month in Mysore doing a Hatha teacher training course. From day one we spent most of the 8 hours each day sitting on the ground. I looked at my peers as they seamlessly sat and took notes…

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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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January Isn’t Special

This is my first article in quite a while and it’s going to be part of a weekly dose of content I have pledged to keep for the next 28 weeks. You see I’ve always wanted to blog regularly (2-4 times a month) but I’ve never managed to maintain it since starting this blog back…

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