strength training

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Someday never comes

Regrettably,  recently it’s been all work and no play for me. I don’t seem to be able to get more than a couple of hours here or there on the mat thanks to work and a sick little boy in my house. Hopefully my little guy gets well soon and I can start to train … Continue reading

The top 5 posts of 2011

So 2012 is here, and I thought I’d start the first blog by saying a big thank you to those who have read the blog this year since I started it in June. Just under 15,000 hits have been recorded in the last 6 months, so I suppose I’m either doing something right, or my … Continue reading

Committing to Train

Thanks to work and family issues, I’m not 100% sure I can get to the European Championships in January. Nonetheless I’m training like I will go and I’ll know if I can get there or not in early January. Things are not going well however. Firstly, I’m frickin huge. Well, not huge but bigger than … Continue reading

Getting stronger for BJJ- Part 3

I’m going to nail some flags to the mast in this article. Usually I sit on the fence with respect to what is “best” or “worst” but I got this email yesterday. I’ve altered it slightly to both disguise the sender and to make it sound more like it was sent to a recently deceased … Continue reading

The YOCAD Diet

This one is so it shows up in Google when people search. You’ve been duped. YOCAD stands for “Yard Of Cock A Day”. It’s an acronym I came up with when I was working in Informed Performance whenever people would ask me if the GOMAD (Gallon Of Milk A Day) diet was good. I would … Continue reading


There’s been a lot of talk in internet land lately of Fat Taxes and sporting cultures. I’ve been responding to various topics on them because it’s something I feel quite strongly about, though in general I try not to get into topics and arguments on the internet anymore since it’s a colossal waste of my … Continue reading

Stress Relief

First of all, I was amazed to see the final of the -76kg ADCC at the weekend, Leo Viera versus Marcelo Garcia. This was a final that could have happened 5 years ago, never mind 2011. Marcelo’s game is just amazing, I never tire of watching him grapple. To see him back on the podium … Continue reading

It's been a long time since I've updated.

Firstly apologies to my avid reader. I haven’t been able to update due to a lack of access to this here “interweb” and also just being too busy. This is actually going to be a monster post as I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post again. I really am that busy. The New … Continue reading

Some Conditioning Work for MMA

Here is what the lads did today. Quite a small session with only 5 in attendance but everyone knows by now that they’re usually the best ones. The gym was set out into a 5 station circuit, of which one was a mini circuit in itself. The time was 5 minutes divided into 1 minute … Continue reading

Feeling Nostalgic

I was in the gym today thinking about how in a few weeks time I’ll have everything I ever need or have ever wanted for coaching and training, and I began to feel sad. Y’know there’s something romantic about making do with what little you have. When we were renting a scout hall for a … Continue reading