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Author archives: Dave Cripps



September 4 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Why you can’t afford, to not strength train…

You’ve probably heard strength training is good?  With the plethora of gyms and personal trainers in Solihull and Bimringham alone its no surprise   That it can help you in pursuit of various health and fitness goals, but…   Has anyone cared to explain in a way that relates to you and your goals, why?



August 27 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Connecting the dots in the gym

Connecting the dots between what you want to achieve from your training, and actually how what you’re doing will do that, is something which may seem familiar to you   Actually, can you relate to how unrelatable, fitness, coaches, trainers, gym’s, nutrition, everything can be to your goals?   Take these two scenario’s, based on



August 20 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

‘Am I doing well’?

Am I doing good?   The words that often mutter from many we train, irrespective of their goals   Because if I tell you that your leg power and fitness have gone up 12% and your body fat has dropped 4%, what an earth do those numbers mean!?   On tele recently I saw this



August 14 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Is your obsession with results, holding you back?

Are you too obsessed with results?   While letting my double espresso soak into my system in a good new coffee shop in Shirley, I wanted to share a point which I feel with passion…   One which is rarely if ever talked about in the world of fitness, gyms and personal training to their



August 8 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your First Step – Don’t do what John and Sarah do

This maybe relevant to you, particularly this time of year, and if so what I’m going to share with you is critical….   The sun gleaming over Solihull, you’re going and coming back from holidays, all of which often evokes thoughts about achieving new goals with your fitness, body composition and them having tangible impact



July 11 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Focusing on now or then? Think England…

12 years ago me and Mrs C we’re on hols’ in Cyprus, it was world cup quarter final day for England   Travelling into Ayia Napa (yes we we’re that couple in their mid 20’s happy to party with the masses!)   We found ourselves in a bar, rammed wall to wall with fellow merry



July 2 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Question to Ask Yourself

Let me ask you a question which ultimately will define your ability to achieve your goals (and this isn’t the cliché question you expect any personal trainer or coach to ask you)…   Why?…   And the answer can’t be ‘get fitter, loose weight, get a PB in my sport’   I mean reeeallly, why?



June 25 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

What diet works best (a refreshing, factual answer)…

Are you confused by how once everyone said; ‘low fat nutrition is what made your trim’…   And now its; ‘high fat nutrition is best ‘fat does not make you fat’???   Don’t worry, there is a clear answer and you are amongst many confused walking around Solihull supermarkets scratching their head   THE FACTS



June 18 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

1 Way to Get Fitter (aside from more cardio, or more miles)

Do you want to be fitter? Run quicker, cycle more powerful, cross the finish line at that event?   Of course you do, as shown by the many thousands who plod and pedal about Solihull side roads, Warwickshire woods, and Birmingham bypasses each week   Well all fads, gimmicks, youtube videos, articles, and tweets aside,