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Mar

10

March 10 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

5 things I wish knew…When I knew nothing

  I was having a chat with someone I coach today with the intriguing surname ‘Catchpole’ He’s a lot younger than wise old me… And I was reciting to him all the stupid things I used to think and do before I got into this game So I thought I’d share with you the 5

Mar

10

March 10 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Spend most of the day over the computer eh?

Today I was coaching a fella who wants to Olympic lift… What those oober strong, leotard wearing athletes in the Olympics do when they chuck a bar over their head Thing is he spends a lot of his day hunched over a desk on a laptop Surprise surprise his back aches plenty And he’s got

Feb

26

February 26 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Planning training like making Ribena

  Did you also like Ribena as a kid? I loved it… My teeth probably didn’t But remember how you would get the strength right through the concentration? Well this explains something about training which almost everyone MESSES UP Consequently it gives them POORER returns on their training So what happens when you keep pouring

Feb

21

February 21 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The REAL truth about Supplements…

  I think about the world of supplements and just see over sized blokes, wearing equally ridicously sized clothing So, having been fortunate enough talk to incredibly smart people with Dr and Prof before their name from all corners of the globe…and test these things… I’m going to tell you THE TRUTH about what works

Feb

19

February 19 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

There’s more to it than you think…

  I follow this crazy American bloke on Facebook, with a name way cooler than mine and trendy facial hair… Yesterday he asked: ‘Does me physically training effect my bank balance?’ His answer was… ‘Yeah, It effects EVERYTHING’ What’s your purpose for physically training? To run faster or further quicker? To drop some clothes sizes?

Feb

13

February 13 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

My shocking, unprofessional nutrition…or not?

Some mini eggs… Some cookie… Some shortbread… Some sponge cake… Some diary milk… Some whiskey and wine, couple of beers… Yep, I had that last week…for real Does that make me bad? Does it make me a hypocrite? Nah, because the fact is unlike what many trainers portray, I don’t just eat broccoli and protein

Feb

9

February 9 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

You doing too much, or too little?

  Today I was working with an athlete who was telling me a story Basically he used to do tonnes of training at another place It was stressful and annoying as he couldn’t focus on a thing In his own words ‘it was breaking his balls’ Mentally and physically he became knackered   A similar

Feb

9

February 9 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Eastenders and Training: They got it wrong!

  Me and the mrs watch Eastenders And while I could say she makes me watch it, if I’m honest I secretly enjoy it Down on man/lad points But at the moment one thing is starting to irritate me! You’ve a rape story line… An abortion story line… An innocent man in prison story line…