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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building the foundation of coaching

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Throughout this opening series on the development of a coach, invariably many will question the many differences of my approach to say the marketplace to which I will note yes once again the reason is simple.

Entering the coaching profession is far more than being an “exercise instructor” as you involve into a mentor that will not only improve athletic performance but more importantly build upstanding character.

As evidenced by conduct in many sporting arenas and the seeming acceptance that negative behaviour is collateral damage for high level performance, this has not been emphasized sufficiently. In-fact I will tell you that as the growth of the internet and the digital helped usher in the teaching of exercise approaches it failed to understand that coaching is more that instructing how to perform an exercise.

Like an athlete who must be prepared to meet their tasks in the field of competition a young coach must be prepared to lead.

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Following announcements of events in Venice , Marseille, Amsterdam and Paris, Renegade Training™ is pleased to announce a special holiday spectacular this upcoming 2-3 January 2012 in London, England.

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the foundation of coaching

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

The hallmark of a successful coach is that as he or she walks into a room to address their athletes, there should a still silence. In observation of the leader at the helm, this is clear evidence that said athletes have been taught a sense of honour and code of ethics and equally recognize one of the foundations of sport, that being discipline.

Discipline lay within the foundations of sport, along with the code of honour, commitment and loyalty. Unfortunately as evidenced by much of the modern sporting world, excluding martial arts in my opinion, this notion is not considered sufficiently.

Quite naturally discipline is a two-way street as to ask that of your athletes you must demand the same of yourself. As a young coach embodies a disciplined and dedicated approach they must build their body of knowledge throughout their career. Education is a welcomed, lifelong event and must not only include many aspects of exercise but society and improving your knowledge and ability to relate to your athletes.

To continue reading, please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs.

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

Following announcements of events in Venice , Marseille, Amsterdam and Paris, Renegade Training™ is pleased to announce a special holiday spectacular this upcoming 2-3 January 2012 in London, England.

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improving coaching abilities

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

While much as been discussed in the health, fitness and sports conditioning market on building physiques and physical performance, very little time has focused upon developing some of the most important qualities in coaches and trainers. In-fact the entire sector, with only a few moderate exceptions, has ignored how to develop coaches and for that matter teach what qualities they need to embody.

The most early trying challenge for a young coach or trainer is they must move from someone entering the field because they “enjoy working out” to becoming a professional. This is a mighty task and the coaching sector in inundated with those who enjoy exercising but have not learnt the first steps with accepting the mantle of responsibility and that you potentially a significant influence in building leadership qualities and various character traits with young athletes.

To continue reading, please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs.

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

Following announcements of events in Venice , Marseille, Amsterdam and Paris, Renegade Training™ is pleased to announce a special holiday spectacular this upcoming 2-3 January 2012 in London, England.

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steps to becoming a better coach

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Within coaching ranks I have enjoyed a unique career with much of it creating and implementing methods of preparation as well as developing athlete, coach and trainer alike. This has provided me a highly unique vantage of athletics, from many sports across the world and accorded me a rare consulting practice of “coaching coaches”.

The coaching ranks is a peculiar mix of almost unilaterally well-intended individuals that up until the development of the internet came through a similar, yet unstructured type of internship to help them attain their career goals. However, since this information age of the late 1990’s shifted into top gear “coaching development” took on an entirely different form and not always to the benefit of the profession.


To continue reading, please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs.

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

Following announcements of events in Venice , Marseille, Amsterdam and Paris, Renegade Training™ is pleased to announce a special holiday spectacular this upcoming 2-3 January 2012 in London, England.

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Fat shred workout for home gyms

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Connectivity across the world has radically shifted forward due to technological improvements. This has effectively bridged any communication gap with readers such that the ability to respond to their needs. I quite proud of our very open line of communication with our readers via Twitter and Facebook as it allows me to provide up-to-date information on efficient exercise approaches and ensure all readers utilize USPlabs products just as I have to their utmost.

In the early stages of winter 2011 we decided to launch a special Friday edition where we provide a daily training program (per reader choice), with a follow up supplement protocol on Facebook. Readers would cast their vote via Twitter (through either direct message or the “@” function) or Facebook and decide the topic.

After much consideration the winning entry for this week’s episode of the USPlabs Iron Day is:

Fat shred workout for home gyms

To continue reading, please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs

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

Following announcements of events in Venice , Marseille, Amsterdam and Paris, Renegade Training™ is pleased to announce a special holiday spectacular this upcoming 2-3 January 2012 in London, England.

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