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Should You Use Heavy Singles In Training?

Broadly speaking – there’s two camps that occupy opposing sides of the “how to train for powerlifting” battle. On one side you’ve the Russian / European style of doing things where you focus on lots of sub-max volume to get stronger.…and on the other you’ve the “American” way of doing things which often involves lots […]

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Still Getting Hip Pain When You Squat?

Over the years I’ve written quite a bit about hip pain during squats as it’s something I suffer with from time to time, and something A LOT of members seem to deal with at some point during their time with us.Given how complicated the body is, there’s no way to provide a catch all solution […]

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The highest value blog you ever read??

Be honest – that was the MOST spam-y headline you’ve ever read wasn’t it? So the only outcome of this email is that I’m either a big fat rotten liar, or you finish it €44,000 richer. No pressure, James.(Before I go on, there’s probably some disclaimer about this not constituting financial advice, and just using […]

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A Story About Persistance

Have you ever seen a movie called Facing The Giants? There’s this iconic scene in it about the “death crawl” – an american football thing where someone lies on your back and you gotta do a bear crawl with em on it. ….if you’ve ever done any kind of bear crawl you’ll know how miserable […]

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What To Do When Weight Loss Stops

Before IIFYM, before keto, before moderate protein intakes and high-intensity interval training, there was a gentleman called Lyle McDonald.Gentleman is probably a bit of a kind term considering most would call him a raging asshole (he has a somewhat, rough, persona online). But regardless of what you call him or your opinions on his propensity […]

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Dieting for people who hate dieting

As a coach and gym owner there’s nothing worse than someone BS’n you about what they’ll eat. I’d rather tell me you’re not gonna cook and will be eating most of your meals outta ready made plastic containers than acting like you’re a Michelin starred chef.At least if you’re honest we can work with ya […]

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Why are you beating yourself up?

We’d a funny situation in the gym the other day. One of our clients wasn’t really happy that she went from never training or being a member of a gym to losing 3.4kg in two weeks without starving herself.I always find it interesting how susceptible ladies (in particular) are to the comparison trap. I once […]

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Try this delicious chicken recipe

Featherblade is one of my favorite restaurants in Dublin at the moment. They do some really tasty beef dishes that sound fancy but are really quite simple. They cook them exceedingly well and jazz em up with some nice sides and sauces. If you’ve been there, I’m sure you’ll agree. On a recent trip, I […]

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Are You Pro or Anti #Fitfam, James

I told a friend a while back “I hated the fitfam before you even know it existed”. It’s still one of my favourite emails that I’ve ever written. Enjoy 🙂 —- If you’ve heard of the #IrishFitFam then what I’m about to say makes perfect sense. However, if the concept of the #IrishFitFam is new […]

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