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Author: Stuart Dollery

Aaaand sleep…..

As a trainer of many people over the years, I’m constantly surprised at how prevalent clients poor sleep is!  I think it’s partly a combination of clients working longer hours, trying to fit more in, having heightened stress and anxiety levels, having irregular routines and having different eating patterns that inhibit it.   Having efficient and effective sleep makes you ...
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Recuperating!

Having just come back from a break away, albeit a small one,  I can heartily recommend the importance of prioritising down time,  and incorporating rest & recuperation (R & R).  Of course you don’t have to book time away to switch off and relax,  but it definitely supplements planned, regular recovery time out in your normal week. Interestingly, ...
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Not being perfect…

I’ve been thinking of writing about this for a while now, mainly as it’s very prevalent in my own life at the moment.  I much prefer to write about positivity, happiness and fitness,  but I feel I have a platform to write with these blogs. I’m hoping writing about it, will help someone else, or least make someone think differently.  Personally, seeing my mothers health and mental st...
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Infra red therapy!

As my sons training schedule starts to ramp up again, both technical and strength and conditioning, I was looking for research to help get him quicker recovery, in between training sessions.  I found a meta study, which reviews research studies, which provided a consensus statement on muscular recovery.  I was very interested to read that alternating heat and cold therapy, appears to s...
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Spoken word to inspire…..

This is spoken word or a loose poem I wrote today. I think I was inspired as, as I write, Tom my son, reviews his 2019 athletic year with British Athletics.  I wrote it to those who need a sign to get going and to those who are already along the path, but need a lift and encouragement to keep going.  It all starts somewhere. The seed of a goal or aspiration. You have...
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Two sides to….

In life, there’s always two sides to every story! The good, the bad, the yin and the yang! This week encapsulates this point exactly, where it encourages us to truly value life and it’s gifts. I’m pleased to say that it’s edged more on the good side than bad, and that’s the way I’d want it, despite being able to always learning valuable lessons from life’s more testing times.&...
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Sending out the love….

Well, a new month and straight into September! Where has that time gone?! It’s actually a good time for planning, as most people get back to some normality and routine, after the summer holidays.  In reality of course, planning can be done at any time, with the right impetus.  If you have any particular goals you want achieve, i’d love to know!  After coming back fr...
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The journey ahead…

I have just finished watching the first day of the British Athletic Championships.  I was very interested in the men’s 100m final. It was a dead heat on time, so they had to look at the photo finish and measure from there. The final winner was ecstatic and the emotions got the better of him and I can understand why, but it made more sense when he gave his interview.  ...
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Effective fat loss ‘weighting’….

I have just taken on a new client whose main goal is to lose weight- but read that as, lose body fat, whilst keeping or improving muscle mass!  Amongst the medical screening for previous history, medications etc, we had a good chat about lifestyle and structure. We were chatting through eating patterns and exercise, and I highlighted the importance of just trying to move mo...
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Holiday workout ideas!

Well, We’ve just come back from Ibiza on a wonderful holiday. Of course I wanted to keep my training up whilst away and luckily they had a gym, but it was still very limited, to what I was used to. Despite being a good quality hotel, you could tell the kit was chosen by budget, as opposed to function.  So It got me thinking that most of you must have limited training when away ...
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