ARTICLES

Welcome to Ric's articles, a series of topics surrounding performance, motivation and self-development.

What You Can Learn From The Mindset Of An Elite Athlete

20th January 2018

To excel in professional sport requires you to be born with a natural talent.  However what is now commonly agreed is that in the modern era, talent alone is simply not enough to make it to the very top. Elite…

8 Real Life Principles You Won’t See On Social Media

8th January 2018

Improving your performance each week is challenging, even for the most dedicated of us.  As part of the MAPPS coaching programme I encourage every single one of my clients to create a set of rules which they must stick to…

10 Ways To Level Up Your Life

21st November 2017

Gaining optimum performance in all areas of our life is surely a goal we are all trying to achieve? Who doesn’t want to look better, feel better physically and mentally, perform better (in all areas!), have a stronger mindset, fantastic…

The No 1 Ingredient To Being A Great Leader

24th October 2017

Leadership is a subject I’m absolutely fascinated with.  It’s also a subject I have been known to teach a little bit about. Whether you are a fitness trainer, coach, start up, or a multi millionaire business person, you all have…

The Key To Developing Relentless Performance

28th August 2017

If you haven’t read it yet, I’d highly recommend you read the book ’Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek.  It’s an epic read.  Simon has also done a few TED talks that are also brilliant and really worth a watch.…

Why Lifting Weights Doesn’t Make A Boxer Slow (But Only When Done Correctly) – Part 2

27th May 2017

Scientifically proven strength and power testing The sport of boxing has athletic characteristics that are similar to other combat sports such as karate and wrestling (12, 30), as well as a wide range of other athletic and sporting activities, which…

Why Lifting Weights Doesn’t Make A Boxer Slow (But Only When Done Correctly) – Part 1

5th April 2017

Introduction “Lifting weights makes you slow” is a statement often heard throughout my 10 years + working in professional boxing. Alongside “lifting weights makes you bulky”, it was a statement I come across pretty much every single week. In the…

The Tools You Need To Achieve Your True Potential

8th March 2017

I created the MAPPS training system based upon my personal experiences of what has and hasn’t worked well in my own training and everyday life, combined  with over 12 years and 10,000+ coaching sessions working as a performance coach and…

How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

12th February 2017

A guest post by Ashley Connolly I truly believe that the importance of preparation for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse in the near future needs to be taken in consideration by everyone. Due to the consumption of foods containing GMO’s, pesticides,…