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PODCAST: CE speaks to Barry Murray on nutrition and performance – part 2

Barry Murray, nutritionist

René Borg speaks to Barry Murray, performance nutritionist and owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, ahead of the first of our joint workshops in Wicklow on the 1st-2nd November.  This is Part 2. Listen to Part 1.   Listen now In part 2 of this 3 part series we cover What’s the story with porridge – a good choice…

REVIEW: ‘The Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’ by Kesh Patel

Complete guide to bodyweight training

So what’s the story with Kesh Patel’s third book ‘The Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training‘? The plot can be summarised something like this: “Once upon a time, as we grew up, our own bodyweight was the only tool we had to develop our movement ability, strength and other basic abilities. Through playful experimentation we began to make…

Should runners train their upper bodies?

Muscular runner

The short and snide answer to the titular question could be: because you will look better. But vanity aside, the real answer is more interesting and no less true. We need to begin by abandoning the notion that running is primarily a lower body exercise when in reality it is a ‘full-body movement’. We will…

Four things to think about during your marathon taper

Marathon run

When I ran my first marathon, in my very first year of running, I decided to ally with a coach from the very beginning. I felt that there was no point committing all my efforts to such a lengthy race and then risk having a bad performance on the day. In the end it turned…

PODCAST: CE speaks to Barry Murray on nutrition and performance

Food pyramid

René Borg speaks to Barry Murray, performance nutritionist and owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, ahead of the first of our joint workshops in Wicklow on the 1st-2nd November.   Listen now In part 1 of this 3 part series we cover Why are nutritionists talking about movement and lifestyle and why coaches are talking about food? What’s up…

PREVIEW: Primal Athlete/Running workshop – Barry Murray explains what you can expect

Trinity man

Getting fitter and healthier is about more than training hard, shedding pounds and trying to clean up your diet. Even with optimal diet and exercise, there are still many elements of performance and health that you may be ignoring to your detriment. We are not simple beings when it comes to health and performance rather…

Interview with Kesh Patel, author of ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’

Complete guide to bodyweight training

We continue our warm-up to the much-anticipated release of the book ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’ with an interview with the author – Kesh Patel. For the previous instalment read Kesh’s guest article ‘Why train with bodyweight’. ***Update: Our review is now available >>>here***   Kesh, for our readers, perhaps you can briefly sketch out…

5 reasons your running injury won’t go away…

Running injury

Injuries are the scourge of the running community today. Depending on what study you read 50 to 90% of all runners are injured every year and despite all the ‘advances’ in medical science and shoe manufacturing, nothing has made the slightest dent in this trend. So the constant irritation and frustration of injury remains hanging…

FARTLEK step aside! It’s time for RYTMLEK

Cadence

We’re big into our wild and wacky Fartleks in ChampionsEverywhere – these workouts are a staple part of every athlete we trains weekly training during the general practice and conditioning period. First engineered by Swedish coach Gösta Holmér, Fartlek means ‘speedplay’ and is a way to shake yourself out of that metronomic trance that can…

Why train with bodyweight?

Complete guide to bodyweight training

Introduction From a human motor development perspective, the efficient manipulation of our own bodyweight played a key role in our physical maturation. During this process, the external forces of gravity and ground reaction, alongside the internal forces of muscle contraction and elasticity, influenced the size, structure and function of our bodies. When viewed through an…