Here is my experience with insomnia, anxiety, and stress.

I have the memory of a moist colander (on a good day).

When I was at university, I had to study for at least 14 hours a day. And I mean every day.

No matter how far in advance I began preparing for exams, I just couldn’t remember my notes or my lectures.

It felt like there wasn’t enough hours in the day.

Occasionally, I would go and train but I looked and felt like AIDS on legs.

There was nothing left. I was burned out.

It had become so bad that even the few shitty hours of sleep I could get, sucked!

I kept waking up, it took me around 2 hour each night to fall asleep and it it just spiraled out of control.

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My gains...

1) Thinking that you can cheat sleep.

No way Josay!

It will catch up with you eventually.

Not only is a good night’s sleep is essential for on the pitch performance but sleep has a crucial role in depression, dealing with psychological trauma and learning.

The bottom line is if you cheat on sleep you’re cheating on yourself.

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It doesn’t matter how perfect your diet is, if your lifestyle doesn’t match it, it’s useless.

Solution? Do what you can to try to make things as simple as possible.

Dieting isn’t easy. Aim for economy.

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The boobs below will make sense eventually. Trust me.


Finally a penny dropped for me about my own personal training.

Overtraining is just under recovery.

Sit on that for a second. Really think about that.

One of the best ways I’ve heard this described is by John meadows in an article By Jim Wendler.

“Training is like digging a ditch. Recovery is about filling that ditch, and adding a little bit more.” So the deeper you dig that ditch (the harder you train), the more attention you have to give to your recovery.

This metaphor is like a cheeky sideboob. It’s God damn beautiful.  It’s…It’s…poetry!

In other words overtraining for the most part is under eating and under sleeping.

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I hate the word diet. Let’s get rid of it.

Let’s replace it with any of the following words like business, student, marriage, stripper, athlete, chef, president, police officer…

You get the point.

What makes these people successful?

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Yes and no, it depends. To get to a very low bf% level you will need to take responsibility and start being more clinical and precise with your food.

Majority of the people can look impressive without measuring stuff. You just need to be aware of what you’re eating.

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Calorie calculators are fine (I’m sure there are good ones) but they don’t take in consideration height, muscle mass, body fat%, genetics, activity level, lifestyle, medical conditions etc.

We’re all different.
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