Good trainers know what to do but the great trainers know why they do it
I have created this blog foremost for myself. I consider this an opportunity to further my passion and give me a platform to reflect, create and hopefully inspire people to become supple, strong and ultimately better riders!
My two objectives
- Produce effective athletes that can complement the horse.
- A reduction in non-contact (chronic) injuries that ensure rider health is paramount.
This blog is aimed at, but not limited to, those working in the equine world. I am hoping to develop and provide best practice in the athletic development and coaching to all. I am hoping this blog will answer the question of why … why should I eat this? Why strength train? Why is my back hurting? And allow me to assist in the answer of how … how can I eat better? How can I strength train safely? How can I stop back pain?
I have been fortunate enough to have been inspired by many lecturers, strength and conditioning coaches, dietitians, sport scientists and physiotherapists at my current and previous employment. I’ve coached a range of athletes from junior amateur to senior professional athletes leading and assisting in fitness testing, training, monitoring, nutritional guidance, screening physical and movement competencies. I am now currently a lecturer in higher and further education where I have become intrigued about the current approach to rider health and fitness.
- MSc in Sports Strength and Conditioning – Distinction
- BSc (Hons.), Sports Strength and Conditioning – 1st Class Honours
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
- UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
- NASM Corrective exercise specialist
- British Weightlifting Level 2 Club Coach Award
- Level 2 certificate in fitness instructing