I first met Aidan Mackey when I joined a local Over 50’s gym class in March 2018 (CSP Gym, Bray). The class was a mix of strength, conditioning and aerobic workouts. He was patient, explained when necessary and encouraged us. We as a class had great craic, even though we were working hard. In September […]Read More Philomena
The powerful current that a message arrives on is what predicts its impact, thus I don’t expect this message to come close to douse the forest fire that exists in the industry, nor do I expect it to put out just one tree. I do, however, hope that less people get burned. We live in […]Read More The Happy Pair: Misinformation and Social Influence
Something that gets overlooked in sports performance is the first principle. Energy. The amount of energy your body has left over after exercise is the most important factor. In fact something that gets taken for granted is that athletes will consume enough by virtue of getting their macros right or even eating in the right […]Read More Energy: An Athlete’s Number One Priority
I’m 102kg and approximately 15% body fat.
I would be 86.7kg if I had no fat on my body whatsoever. At my height, I would still have a BMI of 26.7 and be deemed overweight.
Now, enough with the bragging already…
Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It is a fat-soluble pro-hormone. It is obtained through the action of sunlight on skin and scarcely sourced from dietary sources. The action of specific ultraviolet sunlight on skin converts 7-dehydrocholesterol to pre-vitamin D3, which is then metabolised to vitamin D3. Functions: Improves immune system – Prietl et […]Read More Supplement Series: Vitamin D3
The guide to creatineRead More Supplement Series: Creatine
I have gone from one extreme to the other with a quite a few things, especially with my opinions. As I said before, I based them on someone else’s drivel. If you are like me and actually went and read a scientific paper your mind can be blown in an instant. When faced with some […]Read More Growing Pains, Biases and Strap ons.
Which comes first? The chicken or the egg? More importantly, does it matter? If you didn’t bring your protein shake to the gym would you just turn around and go home? That is actually a serious question. Some readers will think it laughable to postpone a gym session just because they forgot their post workout […]Read More Training is Important-er