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  • Posted on: 14 Dec 2011 - 19:21
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class sportsman Michael Vaughan OBE, who is a retired Cricketer. Michael was a batsman and was consistently ranked as one of the best batsmen in the world. Michael played domestically for Yorkshire and captained England. Since retiring Michael has worked in media and is in the process of launching a number of exclusive Personal Training Club's in the UK called born2move. The first one is planned for a 2012 summer launch, opening in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The clubs will deliver a service unique to the UK market with the aim to completely...
  • Posted on: 9 Dec 2011 - 18:43
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class athlete Martyn Rooney, who is a 400m runner. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Martyn reached the final and finished 4th in the 4*400m relay. He is based at Loughborough studying a foundation in Sports science and management.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? I’ve always been told to commit 100% to everything that I do; otherwise it’s not worth doing. It’s pretty simple but if you don’t put in the effort you won't gain the rewards.   How important is nutrition to your success and performance? If you don’t eat...
  • Posted on: 9 Dec 2011 - 18:07
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class athlete Katharine Merry, who is a retired British 400m runner. Katharine secured a Bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in front of a capacity crowd of 112,000 people and in 2001 was the world number one over 400m. Katharine now works in media and broadcasting.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? “Not everyone can be the best, but everyone can try to be”- I can’t remember when who or where I heard this though.   How important was nutrition to your success and performance? Very important. In the lead up to...
  • Posted on: 5 Dec 2011 - 16:33
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    Introduction The following is an interview with Steve Backley OBE, who is a retired Athlete and was a Javelin thrower. Steve established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport having been ranked in the world’s top ten every year between 1989 and 2002. Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games. He broke the World Record three times and was crowned ‘World Athlete of the Year’ by the IAAF in 1990. Steve now runs a business coaching company with fellow retired athlete Roger Black: www.backleyblack.com.   1.What has been the...
  • Posted on: 30 Nov 2011 - 20:34
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    Introduction The following is an interview with professional Rugby League player Eorl Crabtree, who is a forward and plays for the Huddersfield Giants and England.  Eorl stands at 6ft 6in and weighs over 18 stone.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? The best piece of advice I have been given is to remember what got me to where I am. Sometimes when going through life we forget what got us into the position we are in, this can be both negative and positive. You can educate yourself on what works well for you.   How important is nutrition to your success and performance?...
  • Posted on: 29 Nov 2011 - 17:02
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class athlete Iwan Thomas MBE, who is a retired British 400m runner. Iwan secured medals at all of the major championships and still holds the British 400m record. In 1998, Iwan won Gold medals in the 400m at the European Championships in Budapest, at the World Cup in South Africa and at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Iwan was awarded an MBE in 1998. Iwan now works in media and broadcasting and is a keen charity worker.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? The best piece of advice I have received throughout...
  • Posted on: 28 Nov 2011 - 20:39
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class strongman Mark Felix, who is a regular entrant at the World’s Strongest Man competition. Mark is renowned for his grip strength and deadlifting. He was born in Grenada and now lives in Lancashire, England. His career highlights include finishing 4th at the 2006 World’s Strongest Man   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? I can’t think of any one piece of advice that sticks in my mind, In the sport I’m in, the athletes are always helping each other out, so learn something new every day. Stay true to yourself has...
  • Posted on: 28 Nov 2011 - 19:45
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    Introduction The following is an interview with Chris Hanson, who is a professional Golfer. You can visit his website at www.chrishansongolf.com.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? If you feel thirsty on the golf course it's too late, you’re dehydrated! Drink every three holes at least! Also eat little and often.   How important is nutrition to your success and performance? Over the last year my performance has improved due to the organisation of my food and drink intake, prior too, during and after performance. Doing the same thing every time I play, getting into...
  • Posted on: 23 Nov 2011 - 19:21
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    The following is an interview with Jon Stead, who is a professional footballer and currently plays for Bristol City as a Striker.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? The best advice I have been given is regarding nutrition: think of food as fuel and always fill your body up before and after training, even if your not hungry, to keep your levels as even as possible at all times.   How important is nutrition to your success and performance? Its hugely important to performance. I think it affects individuals very differently and I think a lot is trial and error to...
  • Posted on: 16 Nov 2011 - 19:00
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    The following article was written for Matt Swaz Personal Training by Sam Smith of GB Nutrition. As many already know; if you have a goal in health or fitness, whether it is to lose fat, gain mass or simply get fitter, increasing the amount that you train alone will not result in success. To truly reach your goals, you need to get your nutrition right as well. This article will focus on losing body fat and ‘toning up’, and the dietary alterations you may need to make. Notice this is all focused on you, the individual. Although there are some ‘rules’ to nutrition that can be applied to a...

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