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In a world where google education and Instagram fitness makes it easy to get caught up in all the noise on what the ‘best diet’ is to follow, I decided not to allow myself to fall into the trap of being overwhelmed by all the differing opinions out there when I was devising my nutrition plan. In the past, I had a hard time differentiating between which information to take in & which to pass aside. Do carbs make you fat? Are carbs ‘bad’ after 6pm? Is paleo the best diet? I ashamedly admit these were questions my 22 year old self struggled with answering.
When lockdown started, I like many other people didn’t know what to do with myself! I wasn’t used to having all of the added free time on my hands. Gyms closed, strict travelling measures in place, I knew I needed to focus on doing something that would keep me active physically, but more important alert mentally. That was then when the idea came to me.
When I started Andy Frisella’s 75 Hard program on Sunday, 5th April I didn’t realise at the time it would materialise in me preparing for my first ever photoshoot. I’m a big fan of his no BS approach to business & life. 3 weeks into lockdown with more time on my hands than ever before (and also ruled out of football for the full year) I felt the time was right for me to step out of my comfort zone and commit to his challenging program.
I recently got asked this question from an online client of mine.
“Should I try gain some weight now or just leave it off until after football?”
This is a common question – especially among younger athletes but it’s equally applicable to anyone wondering what’s the best way to find a balance between your gym and pitch work in season.
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