Keep the fire burning! 🔥

Well, storm Ciara, is currently kicking in nicely as I sit in the comfort of my lounge.  Watching the trees bend and twist and the rain go horizontally, I’m just in awe of nature’s raw power.  I think the enforced rest has got Tom (my son) restless, as he’s out there (despite the weather) throwing his medicine ball with all his might, and running up and down, drilling with...
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Tom Dollery interview part 2….

What does an average week of training look like for you? My training through the season can change but currently it looks like this;  Monday’s I train mainly technical and some conditioning for 2 hours in the evening with one of my coaches, Mark at Andover Athletic club.  Tuesdays in the morning, I work with the strength and conditioning coach in the gym doing mainly Olympi...
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Just do it!!

I’ve just come back from another inspirational day at Loughborough University, with my son Tom. I love watching the athletes train and do drills, as their movement quality is really on point, I’d say ‘balletic’. To look and perform like this generally implies hours and hours of doing the same techniques. This hones their movement for their sport so when required, the body pe...
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Human traits!

I have just got back from a fascinating day, hosted by British Athletics, in which both parent and athlete,(myself and my son), where taught and induced, about the Athletics Academy of Sporting Excellence programme. This is performance pathway programme for 16-18 year olds, who they believe have potential to compete as a senior, internationally. The course is over two years, ove...
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The gift of disappointment!

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The gift of Disappointment! We’ve all been there. You think ahead, do everything as planned, but then the result doesn’t quite stack up, against what you thought it was going to be. Obviously this can be disappointing BUT I believe sometimes there’s much more to be gained and learnt, when things DONT go right. If I can use my son Tom as an example. Last year when he didn’t make the...
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Soul searching….

This week I've found there's been a bit more client soul searching than normal. There's a lot more to personal training than just the physical aspects. In fact, in reality in a lot of cases, it's more the mental side that takes precedence. As a coach I try to help clients to find their own solutions, by asking them the right questions and teasing out realistic solutions. It's n...
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