WHAT ARE 3 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR OPTIMAL BODY COMPOSITION?
Get a routine and most importantly, STICK TO IT. One of the keys to success in any field is to develop consistency. One of the most important lessons I learned this year is that we need to have consistency in both thoughts and actions. Try to apply the principle of consistency to your goals and you will find it has the power to take you to the next level of success. Start doing something EVERY day to work towards your goals and eventually you will find this helps to create a habit and really helps to build momentum.
It is very important to understand what foods work and don’t work for you. People often look for a one-size-fits-all nutrition plan, or a “magical” diet that celebrities use. What many fail to realise is that nutrition needs to be specifically tailored to the individual; what may work for one person may make another person put on fat. If a magazine, celebrity or friend swears by the nutrition plan they are on, just keep in mind that it may not be right for you.
3. TRACKING PROGRESS
Tracking progress needs to be objective. Subjective measurements such as how you look in the mirror or how you feel can very be easily swayed by your self perception at the time. If you feel like you’re having a “fat day” then that is most likely what you’ll see in the mirror, when in reality you could be making very good progress. Photos are more objective way of tracking results. It’s often a good idea to take progress photos once a week or every two weeks. The best method is to take it at the same time each day (preferably first thing in the morning), and in the same, or similar outfit. If you want to be even more precise in tracking your progress you may even consider tracking body fat percentage changes.
Remember, how you see yourself and how you look are sometimes completely different! Be objective.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EXERCISE AND WHY?
Glute-ham raise. The hamstrings are an often-neglected body part, and finding different ways to train the muscle is always a good idea. Because of the different strength curve used, you engage the hamstring in a different movement pattern compared to lying hamstring curl.
5. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS AN ASP COACH?
Educating clients is a big part of who we are and I love that aspect. The more the client understands the exercise or process of what training they are doing, the more they enjoy the learning experience. Each client also teaches you something different and to me, that is an additional bonus to being an ASP coach.
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY?
Rugby. Growing up in New Zealand, rugby is a way of life. I enjoy playing it as to has been a great way to meet people especially when travelling overseas, you immediately have a group of people who became family. As a team, you have each others backs on and off the field and with that you have a sense of comradery. Thats probably the best feeling and why I enjoy it so much.