Today’s Question: How do I organize my training I cannot afford a trainer and I’ve been training for 6 months and now I’m struggling to progress, are there any tips you have that can help me progress further? Answer: Of course it depends on what exactly you’ve been doing in your previous phase/program, so it’s … Continue reading How To Overcome a Training Plateau
I’m an Olympic coach and I write on Training and Nutrition. But sometimes I get questions about Iceland: the culture, the weather, the food, the people. There seems to be quite a lot of interest in all things Iceland. As you probably know: I live here because I really like land and people… Though sometimes … Continue reading The Top 5 most Disgusting Icelandic Foods
Today’s Question: What’s the best supplement for weight loss? Anish Answer: OK sometimes athletes are overweight, even fat, so fair enough to that question. Btw for sports, anything above 10% is considered fat, for women it’s 16% max. The best supplement where burning fat is concerned by far is soluble fiber, especially beta glucan. The … Continue reading What is The Best Supplement for Weight Loss?
Today’s Question: Hey Coach, I’m in Judo and have to make weight to compete. Sometimes I need to count my calories… Question: are there a lot of calories in a banana, and should I count them? Judoka Answer: No not too many. A medium banana has around 100 calories, so the maths are easy. A … Continue reading Making Weight: Are There many Calories in a Banana?
Today’s Question: Mark is there a way of mentally preparing yourself before a workout to get the most out of it? I find it really hard to focus sometimes and lose my motivation to push..? Wayne Needham Answer: Well that’s actually a pretty difficult question to answer, as it’s kind of different for everybody I … Continue reading How Do I Motivate Myself for Training or Competition?
Today’s Question: Hello Mark, I am about to start pre season training which will consist of two a day sessions (10am training, 12:15 lunch, 1:30 training) when would the be the prime times to take creatine, BCAA’s, whey protein, beta alanine and multivitamin supplements? Adam Mena Answer: Hi Adam, I’d leave at least 4 hours … Continue reading The Best Timing for Sports Supplements
Here are 5 foods that are not only healthy, but will also help boost sports performance in one way or another. Their benefits are backed both by science and experience. 1) Beetroot There’s a new generation of pre workout supplements surfacing now that is based on beetroot concentrate, powder or liquid. Interesting stuff, I might … Continue reading The Top 5 Foods to Boost Performance
Today’s Question: “Mark, what is the best to eat/take before a lifting session?” Answer: Well I wouldn’t recommend these “pre workout boosters”, that’s just a truck load of caffeine, you want to be careful with those! They are basically stimulants. We look at nutrition here, foods and supplements that will support your training efforts. Pre … Continue reading What is the Best Pre Workout Nutrition?
Hi, my name is Mark and I work with K.R. now since 7 years and counting. I’m their “Head-Torturer”, also known as Physical Coach, or Olympic Performance Coach. I also worked with many other teams and athletes, like Eiður Smári and Logi Geirs for example. But what does a physical coach do? Well the main … Continue reading The Best Pre Workout Nutrition Practices
OK this is at least one of the very best chest workouts that I know, incorporating THE best chest exercise for men on the planet. What makes it the best? And why for men? Of course women can do this too, but I believe most guys like nice, flat and square pecs, NOT these droopy, … Continue reading The Best Chest Workout in the Universe
Increase running speed…by doing chin ups and pull ups? How can an upper body drill benefit sprinting? In many ways, actually. Chin Ups Make you Faster Football is a lower body sport, so some might question why you would do any upper body training at all. I mean how can chin ups and pull ups … Continue reading The Chin Up Benefits Sprinting