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Jul

11

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

Jul

2

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?

Jun

25

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

Jun

18

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,

May

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May 28 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

I’ll start when ‘Im Ready’…

‘When I’m ready’   3 words which can tell me so much about you, but also be your undoing in pursuit of your personal training goals with your body   But how?   I am yet to meet anyone in over a decade as a strength and conditioning coach who has said:   ‘I am

May

10

May 10 , 2018 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Strength for Endurance (2 critical things to know)

When you have a fitness goal related to endurance; running, cycling, triathlon, two misconceptions are very easy to make   And in fact usually realisation doesn’t kick in until you’ve either stopped improving, or you get injured…   This thing is what strength training for endurance sports is AND how it fits your routine  

Nov

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November 17 , 2016 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Low rep or High rep: Which is best?

High rep, low rep, which is best?   This hotly debated gym question between coaches, trainers and exercise enthusiasts, really isn’t difficult to make a clear conclusion…   However…   Like a group of politicians in Parliament, people make irrationale and incorrect views by selectively using information to support their belief, instead of considering the

Nov

2

November 2 , 2016 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Ask yourself this (super important)

For many years something occurred to me… I didn’t notice it straight away but after a while it stood out… There was a trait, characteristic of those who achieved what they we’re chasing from training They TURNED UP   The cat didn’t have a cough… The traffic wasn’t a nitemare… They didn’t suddenly succumb to