Pre-event nerves are normal. In fact, they are needed for you to perform at your best. But there is a fine line between being underprepared and overstimulated. In this blog, we are going to introduce you to the best ways to keep you "in the zone", investigating mental preparation for you to use in any situation.
We have all had that experience of watching a young athlete, for example, a 14-year-old who is so physically imposing that he or she looks more like 18 years old. Coaches, parents and other players subconsciously are immediately drawn to this child as a physical specimen who if they have on their team is a huge advantage and if on the opposing side is going to cause all sorts of problems. This blog looks at the early developer bias in sports at both grassroots and elite pathways.
We all know that what you put into your body to provide fuel is vital in achieving training and health goals and that in modern life there is pressure on all of us to make the most of every moment, so the idea that people have the time to cook healthy meals several times a day, from scratch is ridiculous. Read our 9 MVP tips to help you effectively meal prep.
Good nutrition will provide the body with the optimal levels of hydration and deliver the right nutrients at the appropriate time to help sustain a high-intensity for as long as your event demands you work hard for. This blog will focus mainly on carbohydrate intake and race day/match day behaviours.
Nearly every sport that is played requires an element of decision making and reactions. We make thousands of decisions every minute to ensure we are in sync with our teammates, are tracking our opponent's movements, spotting changes to our environment and reacting accordingly. This blog will outline how you can train to supercharge your reactions and agility.
Lockdown is easing and the date has been set for gyms to reopen (25th July). So the question is, are you ready? Are you ready to hit the gym after months of your daily home workout routine (or lots of Netflix and snacking), and get those hard-earned results that you want? Check out our recommendations for your first week back to the gym to make sure you do it safely!
To be the best in your field takes a huge amount of effort, both physically and mentally. Training hard and making sacrifices is part and parcel of the journey. It is all about those 1% gains and how to take performance to the next level! Read this blog post to see how to make sure you are naturally making your sports performance better!
I recently watched the documentary “Stop at nothing" about Lance Armstrong and I have never watched a television programme that has provoked such strong emotion in me. Armstrong continues to benefit from an entirely self-serving, blatant regime of cheating that made him a multi-millionaire. Read on to find out how.
Examples of rivalries within the world of sport can be seen all the time. Whether it is between clubs, nations, individuals or franchises. In most cases, rivalries usually date back to a distant past issue between two people/organisation that most of us do not remember or more likely were not even alive for. Read this blog to delve a little deeper into the rivalry of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
A warm-up should be an activity that primes your body ready for the main activity/exercise. A warm-up needs to be sufficient enough so your muscles, tendons, nervous system and cardiovascular system are all ready for the upcoming activity. Read this blog post to understand more about the R.A.M.P warm-up protocol and how you can follow it.