Saturday, 4 October 2014
Most of my focus in recent years has been centered on bodyweight strength training and the running of http://wwwStartBodyweight.com, a website that has quickly established itself as a go-to point of reference for the rapidly growing bodyweight tribe! I have also been working with a range of athletes from a variety of backgrounds.
As an ex-high level athlete myself, I have come to increasingly realize the importance of strength and mobility work for injury prevention, as this is perhaps the single most important factor in building a successful sporting career.
I am currently working on a long overdue programme based on the Start Bodyweight website, to be published as an e-book and paperback later on this year, whilst still dabbling in video and film work.
My own practice has gradually evolved from being an athlete focused on performance, to gym-based fitness training, before increasingly focusing on movement and mobility. As such my training draws its inspiration from various arts and disciplines such as gymnastics, circus skills, parkour, calisthenics, lifting, and martial arts. With my young years now long behind me, I am still constantly discovering new ways of moving and experiencing my body in motion. Ironically perhaps, I am far stronger, more mobile and more flexible than the 20 year old athlete I once was!