Peanut Butter Porridge with Peruvian Cacao This is not your average 'porridge for breakfast' but a antioxidant rich meal to serve the demanding needs of an athlete as well as those dedicated to healthier living, to which I add that no athlete will...

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Pomegranate Raspberry Overnight Oats The simple yet profound truth is that no athlete will reach their potential if they fail the manage a nutritious diet. It truly is that simple and for all the promising athletes that fell short of their...

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Raspberry Banana Overnight Oats No athlete can achieve their promise if they fail to manage a proper diet. Simple, yet profound and any suggestion otherwise is nonsense for without the proper dietary support the utmost potential...

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More than a Game

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“More than a Game” is the seventh book from John Davies, the founder of Renegade Training™ on one of his favourite topics; the worlds fastest game Hockey. “More than a Game” is dedicated to Hockey purists; to those who know it is more than a game and part of their heritage.

“More than a Game” is the most detailed book on dry-land training for Hockey to date, and will simply astonish the coaching profession for its breadth. It explains the pitfalls to most training regimens and in a detailed fourteen-chapter book reveals the inner secrets of Renegade Training™ and why our athletes consistently stand above the rest.

“The rise and fall of many great Hockey programs is the absence of dry-land training that understands the needs of the game. Most training regimes train Hockey players as if (the strength coach) has never seen the game played not to mention the inner workings. The young boys and girls playing out there, in the cold arenas on a Saturday morning or until the lights go off around the pond, share common dreams of greatness but the route to that has been blocked, the dreams stolen because of inadvertent dry-land work that has de-trained them. It is equally why over the last forty years European athletes have steadily seen their impact grow. This will set that record straight once and turn the course in a new direction.”

John Davies
Founder Renegade Training™

“More than a Game” is now ‘retired’ and no longer available for purchase

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Diamonds

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Within the most popular team sports, likely the sport with the most questionable training information is Baseball. Though there is little disputing the technical savvy needed to excel in “American’s Pastime”, the online community has done quite a sales job on promoting a cornucopia of fallacies on how to train for the grand old game.

Though Baseball players are often ridiculed for some individuals poor levels of conditioning, without a doubt that comes from those who have spent little time on the diamond. In-fact, I question few, including the most well known online conditioning experts have any idea what it takes to excel in the sport. Whether it is the endless bodybuilding-style measures, comedic gadgets and of-course highly specialized swing strengtheners, each lack knowledge of the game and its intricacies.

In one unique similarity with Hockey and Football (re: “Soccer”), Baseball is one of the most demanding technical sports there is. Mastering the sport, if there is such a thing, is of such a high-level demand, it possibly defies explanation to those who have never played in serious competition. The demands to excel at the High School level are difficult enough but the jump from lower Minor Leagues to the challenges of Double A and eventually MLB is staggering and likely impossible to understand. For every purveyor of the next big training tool, I would like to hear the explanation on how that helps you get around on high heat or dig out a scorching ground-ball in the hole. Simply, Baseball is a complex sport, with enormous skill demands and off-field training must focus on the demands of the game but never lose sight of direct production on the diamond.

The above excerpt is from John Davies’ article for USPlabs titled “The Diamond, part 1″

Testimonials of  “Diamonds”

“As a sports medicine physician and strength and conditioningcoach, I deal with numerous injuries to baseball players. Many of theseare related to improper training and a lack of an understanding of themany facets of conditioning. Diamonds shows all the areas that abaseball player needs to address in order to reduce injuries, improve fitness levels, and achieve success on the field. It covers key are as such as core rotational strength, agility, the rotator cuff, and power training. This is an excellent book for any baseball coach, parent, or player. I only wish that I could have read this book when I was a Division I pitcher.”

—Lee A. Mancini, MD, CSCS, CSN, UMass Sports Medicine Center

RETIRED

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The Mark of R

Category : Books

Please note this book has been replace with Edition II with considerable additions.

Published in 2004, ‘The Mark of R, part two; the re-birth of honour’ serves as a point of delineation with all works from the pen of John Davies.

Segregated into two parts, “soul” and “body”, ‘The Mark of R’ clearly spells out the author’s belief on revitalizing honour with society, within recounts of his often-dark past as well as physical training measures of combative athletes. To many, this book is a hallmark piece within the Renegade library from its dark foreboding opening section to his careful laid plan in the second.

‘The Mark of R’ is just as entertaining and thought provoking, as it is informative with unparalleled information.

‘The Mark of R, part three’

regular 215 €

Price Pounds Sterling £ 175

regular US ($) 300.00

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Sessions

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A lifelong boarder, John Davies set the standard for Snowboard training with his opus “Sessions”. Published in 2008, Sessions details the needed dryland training approaches including never seen work of RED2 and DMC™.

In this nine-chapter book, clearly written from the vantage of competitive boarder as John Davies is, you go through careful guidelines of daily training. Within the book, that includes a stunning photo section from a training day legendary Surfer / Skaters Hunter Joslin and Biker Sherlock, you will understand the careful nuances of training for Snowboarding and be able to manage your own training as well as others.

This book is perfectly suited for all stages of Snowboarders, from those preparing for their first winter in powder, to elite levels of the coach / trainer managing a team.

Sessions is now retired from our public library and no longer available for purchase.

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With Grace

Category : Books

from “With Grace”

It happens but once

Life is full of little secrets. Those that we keep from others and even those that we like to try to seal away and forget ourselves. Like those forgotten perfect moments that our pressed between life’s pages of a someone long ago whose name perilously lingers on the tip of your tongue, tumbling aimlessly in your head over and over until the moment you remember all that was and all that it could have been.

Eventually these secrets creep to surface from the shadows of our lives and find us. In many ways as I have written this book, I consider it bathed in a dirty little secret I must confess before I go any further.

It was likely five years ago now that it was fist suggested for me write a book on the lucrative topic of “middle- aged fitness”. At the time, I had not really given it much of thought, yet the notion of a more mainstream book was definitely appealing as it would be conduit to teach and coach outside the rather small, sophomoric, somewhat stifling and myopic confines of athletics. As things so often do in life’s great journey, one thing led to another and buried amongst my various other business interests, plans for the book were scuttled until early 2007, when after careful deliberation it was decided that I would finally pen a book on the illustrious topic of “middle-aged fitness”.

With Grace is now ‘retired’ from our public library and no longer available for purchase

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