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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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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Yura Movsisyan joins FC Krasnodar

Category : Europa League News, John Davies

As first reported in Europa League News, FC Krasnodar has moved to quickly to bolster its ranks since admitted into the Rosgosstrakh Championship of Russia with the signing of Armenian international Yura Movsisyan.

At twenty-three years of age, Yura Movsisyan has established himself quickly as natural predator for Danish side Randers, along with netting three goals for his native in their Euro 2012 qualification efforts. Committing to a contract through the end of the 2014, the attacker completed his physical examination and will join the club in training camp on 2 February.

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Cycling excellence

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Two of the most challenging elements for elite level athletes within their non sport-specific training are maintaining direct focus to improve production in the field of competition as well as staying challenged with basic exercise regimes. While on the surface both concerns would seem “simple” to solve elite level training is complicated by their level of athleticism and an industry that rarely, if ever, caters to their pedigree.

This is extremely peculiar area as elite level athletes routinely make “the difficult look easy” and while most will take weeks to adapt to an exercise, for them it might be intra-training session. Equally, while trends in exercise come and go, it is easy for an athlete who is not sufficiently motivated in their exercise regime to venture into endless “cross-training” approaches and effectively “de-train” for their sport. Given this fact, it is important for the performance coach to monitor the training regime of an elite level athlete such that has an immediate carryover to improving sports production, sufficiently motivates and is adjusts constantly to avoid adaptation. This is not an easy hurdle to navigate and many athletes find their sports production plummet given their training is not planned with this in consideration.

The latter issue, of being motivated for training outside the athletes sporting discipline is not reserved for merely the elite level as others suffer the same situation. This is very true with cycling, as the rider is use to traversing the countryside in long rides to being forced on rollers due to winter conditions and even more problematic within a gymnasium setting where the connection to sport is difficult to envision.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach edges Eintracht Frankfurt

Category : Europa League News, John Davies

Borussia Mönchengladbach continued its charge to avoid relegation with its second win since the start of the Rückrunde with a 1-0 defeat of Eintracht Frankfurt at Waldstadion. With the result, Die Fohlen pull level with VfB Stuttgart at the seventeenth spot, two removed from Köln, whilst Eintracht nestle in at ninth of the Bundesliga table.

Coming off their disappointing loss to Hamburger SV, Eintracht manager Michael Skibbe made five changes to his starting eleven, ushering in Marco Russ, Maik Franz, Giorgios Tzavellas, Caio and Pirmin Schwegler for Ricardo Clark, Sebastian Rode, Nikola Petkovic, Theofanis Gekas and Halil Altintop.

Borussia manager Michael Frontzeck continued his tactical re-working of his side that has seen its defending make dramatic improvements since returning from the break and made only a single change from last weeks falter to Bayer 04 Leverkusen with Tobias Levels entering for Thorben Marx.

Eintract, still unable to breach the opposition net since the re-start, made the first noteworthy advance with Caio blistering an effort from twenty metres over the bar at the ninth minute. Just past the half-hour, the twenty-four year-old Brazilian attacker was once again the centre of the storm as his effort rasped off Tobias Levels, striking the post before visiting keeper Christofer Heimeroth smothered the ball. Chances were sparing through the break, as both sides were reluctant to expose themselves in the attack.

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The Beautiful Game is the hallmark piece by Renegade Training founder John Davies, worlds foremost performance training expert on the pitch.

In this truly remarkable book, the magic of the John Davies plan of attack is, dipping back into the ultra-secret days of training the world’s greatest players.

Whether it you refer to it as Football, Fútbol, Fußball, Футбол, Calcio or Soccer, “the Renegade” protocols are a cornerstone in training circles across the world.

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Speck and Grappa Pasta

Category : A Style of Life, Cuisine, John Davies

A recipe for Speck and Grappa Pasta from my yet to published book “A Style of Life“:

Ingredients

2 tbsp Olive Oil (my preference Chateau Virant)
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
400 gram + Speck ~Speck dell’Alto Adige, trimmed of over-dried skin and cut into thin 1½-inch strips (about 1 c.)
1 medium green cabbage
400 gram. fresh pasta Tagliatelle
1 c. heavy cream
1½ tsp. fresh-ground black pepper, plus some for finishing 1 tsp. sea salt
1 egg (free range)
½ c. grated Pecorino Sardo (Pecorino Siciliano or Parmigiano-Reggiano are other options) 2+ tbsp. grappa (hearty pasta needs a shot of acid for balance)

Procedure:

Heat olive oil and butter in large sauce pot over medium heat. When butter has melted, add onions and speck and cook until onions soften, about three minutes.

Remove outer leaves of cabbage and halve. Remove hard white core and slice cabbage into thin strips amounting to four cups.

Add cabbage to onion-Speck mixture and stir continuously until cabbage shows signs of wilting. This should take three minutes.

Add cream, black pepper, sea salt, and one cup of Tagliatelle pasta cooking water. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for two more minutes. The cabbage should have a slight  crunch

Cook Tagliatelle pasta in well salted purified water al dente.

Drain pasta and add to sauce in large ceramic mixing bowl, stirring for a minute

Add beaten egg to pasta, stirring well so it cooks in the hot mixture.

Add Pecorino Sardo cheese and stir followed by grappa.

Serve immediately in large bowls topped by more pecorino cheese and a few cracks of black pepper.

from the unpublished “A Style of Life”

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Borussia Dortmund devour VfL Wolfsburg

Category : Europa League News, John Davies

Borussia Dortmund continued its charge to the Bundesliga title with an overwhelming 3-0 defeat of VfL Wolfsburg at Volkswagon Stadion on Saturday afternoon. With the result, the Dortmunders climbed eleventh points ahead of second-place Bayer 04 Leverkusen, with Steve McClaren’s Wolfsburg languishing too close to the relegation zone for comfort at the twelfth spot.

BVB manager Jürgen Klopp made two adjustments to his most recent starting eleven with Lucas Barrios and Sven Bender coming in for Robert Lewandowski and Antônio da Silva.

With a hearty travelling lot of supporters, BVB took the contest by storm two minutes after match-day referee Knut Kircher’s opening whistle as a flanking assault penetrated the hosts porous defending with Lucas Barrios volleying Mario Götze cross from the right into the net, after the young midfielder had been played through by Nuri Şahin. Die Schwarzgelben swarmed the hosts, narrowly missed doubling the lead moments later only to see Josué clear Lucas Barrios goal bounder header cleared off the line. Wolfsburg, a shadow of its former attacking self when Zvjezdan Misimović steered the attack was showing little going forward as BVB were in complete control. BVB continued the pressure Wolfsburg and after a number of efforts came up for naught finally doubled the margin as the fortieth minute when Nuri Şahin latched onto a close range rebound, albeit a questionable handball of a defenders, of Mario Götze and send his fifth goal of the campaign to the back of the net.

To continue reading John Davies report, please visit Europa League News.

The Beautiful Game is the hallmark piece by Renegade Training founder John Davies, worlds foremost performance training expert on the pitch.

In this truly remarkable book, the magic of the John Davies plan of attack is, dipping back into the ultra-secret days of training the world’s greatest players.

Whether it you refer to it as Football, Fútbol, Fußball, Футбол, Calcio or Soccer, “the Renegade” protocols are a cornerstone in training circles across the world.

Learn more now how you can play “The Beautiful Game”, Renegade Style.

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