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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Blueberry Overnight Oats No athlete can achieve their promise if they fail to manage a proper diet. This simple fact is equally a trying realisation for many as for decades proper dietary habits have rarely been emphasised...

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Recipe: Porridge, Eggs and Courgette Food is fuel to serve the demands of athletic development. Whether one is at the height of sport or a young athlete with dreams of the next level without the proper fuel no athlete can reach their...

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developing the all-around athlete, part two

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Though the exercise world is prone to dig deep through periodicals and trade journals, much of “this” is easy. While this cuts into a sector that seems to revel in overcomplicating matters, exercise is shockingly simple if you have a much broader scope to base opinion on.

Whether it be analyzing wildlife in their natural habitant that yielded my DMC™ system, the architecture of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright that inspired my ideas on functionality and ultimately the theories of Renegade Training™, questions on exercise are answered succinctly in disciplines far outside the weight room. Understanding notions of “form and function” provides the greatest clue to training and once you adopt the idea of creating a balanced architectural structure, answers to exercise questions come simply.

Yet the exercise industry, wrapped thick in Tolstoy’s syndrome, purports endless theorems that lack a simplistic if not real-life carryover. Make no mistake, exercise is simple, when you simply understand it starts with a foundation. A foundation of a structure needs to be a rock solid base that all rests upon. Understanding the connection to structural foundation, form and organic aspect of nature allows you a route to harness your vast potential. This will be difficult for many to see, given the vast dearth of misinformation online but exercise should be quite a bit simpler and in-fact when it is, the rate of return blossoms.

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John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook , Renegade Training™’s, Renegade Kitchen, Renegade Pink, RENEGADE X as well as or Twitter and his daily blog for USPlabs.

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learning the Kettlebell swing

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Kettlebell training is one of the more popular “new” mediums to the iron game in the last decade. Of-course, the term “new” is not appropriate as kettlebells have a long and storied place in the iron game.

The relatively recent rise in popularity of kettlebells is, without question, due to some of the most brilliant marketing this industry has ever seen and few others would be as successful. Wrapping the kettlebells marketing efforts around it 18th-19th century Russian history, the medium has gained a foothold in the U.S. market and expanding worldwide. Though other older mediums have similar benefits, none has captured the interest the public’s eye and once dark imagery of the kettlebell has made its way into the cozy confines of fat loss classes and available in oh-so divine colours to suit your test.

Though this upsets the applecart of a dumbed down industry that is more than happy to play snake-oil salesmen to this era’s market, no training medium is the panacea. All training mediums have value and while kettlebells are highly useful, notions that they are a magical cure-all need to be dispelled. They can serve a fine purpose, promote some important movement patterns and are important for all fitness professionals to understand how to use but will not magically shed fat, build muscle or any other claim adjective laced sales pitches make. Everything from poorly directed studies, claiming superiority as a fat loss medium, to avoiding concussions with their use to an endless parade of “guru’s” proclaiming long-duration sets of a half-hour or more as plagued its true value.

To continue reading please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs

Watch John Davies in “Building Life’s Tapestry” and learn how you can live a truly successful, purposeful life.

John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook , Renegade Training™’s, Renegade Kitchen, Renegade Pink, RENEGADE X as well as or Twitter and his daily blog for USPlabs.

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