From Eddy Merckx to Chris Froome, the legends of cycling are hardly known for their down time. But the professionals get to focus on two things: riding their bike, and rest from riding it. For the rest of us, training is a juggling act alongside jobs, families and paying bills; making it all the more […]
Most of us simply wouldn’t be human if we didn’t experience a lack of focus on our goals from time to time. As we emerge from the off-season into race season, goals were likely set months ago for the year ahead. Because of this, if you’re steadily ticking along through your plan, now is the […]
If you’ve read some of the other chapters you’ll know that in my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Nutrition accounting for around 35%, with mentality making up the other 50%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work […]
Here is my all time top 10 foods which might help improve your mental wellbeing:
1/ Fatty fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel provide the brain with healthy fats. Particularly the much talked about omega-3 fatty acids, which might build brain cell membranes, reduce brain inflammation, and promote new brain cell formation, crucial for positive […]
Training is hard. Not just on your body but on your mind too. Here’s my top 5 tips, which might help you protect your mind while training:
Recognizing that fatigue will affect your mind as much as your body. If you are going to push your body hard your mind will need to be strong. […]
Have you, or do you know of anyone who has suffered with mental health problems? I’m willing to bet yes. Here’s my top 10 tips to better mental health, from a professional coach and sufferer of Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Understanding that you are human and not ‘bullet-proof’, we all face challenges and this might include […]
Ever since I was a child I had issues with my behavior and mood. As I entered into my teens this started presenting itself as intense anxiety, with regular panic attacks and outbursts of violent behavior. I had no idea that what I was feeling wasn’t normal.
To escape this negative pattern, I started experimenting with […]