Pat McMahon Online Coaching Client

  When Pat told me he was able to balance a beer can on his belly I had to laugh. I mean how do you decide to test that out!? After we both (I hope!) had a laugh I mentioned online training to him. He's made some big changes over the last 12 weeks. Pat [...]

Better way to track progress than the scales

  Scale weight is to main thing to check progress for most people trying to lose weight. And why not it makes sense right, you're trying to lose weight so you need the scales to check that? In reality though the scales can be very black or white. You've had a solid week where you [...]

Goal Setting

When it comes to health and exercise everyone has some sort of goal/desire/aim. To be skinnier, to be more muscular, Faster, Stronger whatever! These are good starting points but aren't exactly clear goals. What do you mean by skinnier? Down a pound, 30 pounds? How will you know if you are faster? To get the [...]

Eating “healthy” not helping to lose weight?

Possibly the most confused topic in the world of weightloss What is"Healthy" food? Healthy food = food good for your health (duh). Full of nutrients that help the body to function. Less processed food, more naturally occurring food. The word "healthy" is thrown around a lot with different foods. Some foods just get a reputation [...]

How to limit after-affects of a night out

You've been training really hard nutrition dialed in and you've been super consistent. Then there's an occasion/event/ party/whatever. You gotta drink for it, no scratch that you wanna drink for it. Maybe its a friend/family members birthday, maybe your buddy has come back from Australia or about to head off there, fuck it maybe its [...]

Teaching athletes proper exercise technique- the younger the better

You can't teach an old dog new tricks. This old proverb definitely fits when it comes to Strength and conditioning (S&C) with athletes. The later a player is introduced to structured S&C programmaes the more difficult it can be to get buy-in and learn the technique of exercises as they may have been doing things [...]

Three ways a Coach can help you keep progressing with your diet.

      Most people have no idea how to eat healthy or for fat loss. Even the people who do think they know a few things about diet generally get something wrong and can be even harder to get out of a bad habit! There are various reasons why your diet isn't working, you [...]

Don’t make excuses, have a back-up plan

Your New Years Resolution, remember it? Hopefully most of ye are still keeping up with your goals and if you've already forgot about it then there's no better time to kick start it again then now and no point in waiting until next new years! This post is focused on New Years resolutions regarding exercise. [...]

New Years resolutions- setting yourself up for failure?

So over the next few days people are going to start thinking up some new years resolutions. Some will keep them secret others will tell everybody some will fail nearly straight away, some may succeed for a while and then fail and some just might succeed. In this blog I'm going to try look at [...]

Minus 110 degrees in a pair of hurling shorts

Last week I got the chance to experience minus 110 degrees in a cryotherapyΒ chamber as part of trip organised by my class in college. Today I'm just going to write about that experience and my thoughts. If you're like me you are probably thinking how could I go into -110 degrees and not freeze or [...]