What is Effective Fitness Programming?

What is Effective Fitness Programming? When I write and create any fitness program or strength cycle, whether it be for a Focus PT client, my gym community, individual athlete or sporting team, I take into consideration a variety of different factors.   The key aspects are as follows:…

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Eccentrics! – Are You Doing This?

Eccentrics! – Are You Doing This? ARE YOU AN ECCENTRIC?? Well this term has nothing to do with your personality however in training terms it will definitely define your character and composition. SO WHAT IS IT? There are three phases in the movement of muscles…

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Kettlebell Swings! – The Russian or the American?

Kettlebell Swings! – The Russian or the American? #betterMOVEMENT is about understanding and awareness. Doing things well and doing them for a reason. Train with intent! Which one is better? – The Russian or the American? To me it is one of the best skills…

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3 facts about life & muscle

  3 facts about life & muscle. Winter is amongst us so it is time to ramp up our training and focus on our self-worth. That is a simple plan. Set some milestones and work towards some personal records and personal bests. #PB I personally…

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Have you got an attack plan ready for the new year?

“Motivating Action – Monday” Have you got an attack plan ready for the new year? I have and I already know what I want to achieve, where I am going and what I am going to do to support my journey! I also know what…

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Effort + Consistency Over Time = Success!

Effort + Consistency Over Time = Success! No matter how grand your goals are, you will never taste victory if you do not apply a high level of consistency. My suggestion is take pressure off yourself, get out of your head, take action and stop…

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I don’t do sugar fluff stuff!

“Evolve Your Attitude – Sundays” Who do you surround yourself with often and are you open to their open feedback? Do you want it fluffy or do you want it to the point? I got some feedback this week from another human that triggered quite…

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I Am Spartan – 120 Day Spartan Challenge

  See All Videos – Youtube See All Videos – Facebook  I Am Spartan – 120 Day Spartan Challenge I need a life challenge! I am entering into a 120 day fitness challenge that incorporates a specific daily training program, good eating, more importantly an increase…

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Imagine life being like driving through thick fog.

“The Pull Coach – Wednesdays” Imagine life being like driving through thick fog. You know where you want to go but you just can’t see that far ahead! You have two choices. Pull over, wait and do nothing. Maybe the storm of life will pass…

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The Thirst is that drive that keeps you going!

“The Thirst – Thursdays” The Thirst is that drive that keeps you going! It is internal. It is personal. An internal hunger for success, to win, to be better! That competitive edge over someone else or more importantly that competitive edge over your own mental…

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A simple pyramid of protocol.

A simple pyramid of protocol. Being healthy does not mean you have to become a gym freak however it does mean you need to be consistent, disciplined and understand the meaning of self worth. YOU HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST. It is always worth it…

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In my experience this is so very true!

“The Thirst – Thursday” In my experience this is so very true! Does this mean we change our path? Take our focus off what we want? Adjust everything for another? No…stay hungry! Be ambitious! Stick to the plan! Do what matters! Those who count will…

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This pretty much sums up how I feel everyday

“The Pull Coach – Wednesdays” This pretty much sums up how I feel everyday. If I am not doing something to improve the overall experience of an individual or a group, I feel like I am letting everyone down. I feel like I am letting…

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Clarity

“Motivating Action – Monday” Clarity This is the second term I discuss openly with my clients so we can determine what we really want to achieve through the journey of health and fitness. Life is better when we are clear on what is important and…

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Take that step….take that chance!

“The Thirst – Thursday” Every new day presents a new opportunity to make a difference. Take that step….take that chance! – Sebastian Jago Ellis #EvolutionOfAttitude #EOA #SebastianJago

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Believe in yourself!

“The Pull Coach – Wednesdays” In my experience as a coach, it is apparent that I have more belief in others than they do in themselves. Sometimes this can be frustrating. Why can’t you see your greatness as easily I can? This belief in you…

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Stand tall and do things well.

“Training Your Vessel – Tuesdays” Taking pride in our movement and posture is very important as it defines our longevity as humans and builds our character over time. Stand tall and do things well. What type of person do you want to be remembered for?…

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Are you holding yourself back?

“Motivating Action – Mondays” Are you holding yourself back? You don’t need permission to lead the life you want and you most certainly don’t need permission to express yourself. Make decisions, commit to them and find success in whatever you want that to be. Make…

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It’s ok to feel like this!

“Training Your Vessel – Tuesday” Somedays I just can’t decide…. It’s ok to feel like this! I do…often…because I am human. Now which one shall I choose? – Sebastian Jago Ellis ‪#‎EvolutionOfAttitude‬ ‪#‎EOA‬ ‪#‎SebastianJago‬

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Have you ever felt this way?

“Free Your Mind – Fridays” Have you ever felt this way? I admit there have been a few times in my life when I have felt like this. I think there is a sense of guilt for wanting better things in your life and for…

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When I grew up I had to sit down with mum and eat dinner at the table.

“Evolve Your Attitude – Sundays” When I grew up I had to sit down with mum and eat dinner at the table. She made me do it! My mum was a leader! I am now grateful! No TV, No tablets, and No phones. No sitting…

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Manic! Life can be so damn manic!

“The Thirst – Thursdays” Manic! Life can be so damn manic! We drive so hard for success and money and a perception of achievement! Materialistic possession! We work so hard for those $! That debt! That expectation! Why? I found this quote and it rang…

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On Days, Off Days, and Rest Days!

“Training Your Vessel – Tuesday” On Days, Off Days, and Rest Days! Do you ever get stressed at the gym with the hidden pressure to perform even when you are not at your mental best? The pressure to be seen as working really hard? As…

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When was the last time you did something that was 100% for yourself?

“Motivating Action – Mondays” When was the last time you did something that was 100% for yourself? Something that mattered! No one else was involved. No partners. No Kids. No work commitments. No appointments! No noise! No distractions! Nothing! Just you? Sometimes the best times…

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Do you do Cardio, Weights or Both?

“Evolve Your Attitude – Sundays” Do you do Cardio, Weights or Both? Hopefully your answer is one of these however preferably both. Any movement, if performed well and in line with your current mobility, is a great place to start and is better than doing…

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Stop settling for a life that you think is normal!

“Free Your Mind – Fridays” Stop settling for a life that you think is normal. Normal is just your current routine. This can change if you want it to. You have time. You don’t have to settle for average if it does not make you…

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What gets me up in the morning?

“The Thirst – Thursdays” What gets me up in the morning? Knowing I can make a difference to someone else! It is that simple. It defines you as a person. I don’t need anything in return as the rewards are far greater than any material…

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Are you a Trainer or a Coach?

“The Pull Coach – Wednesdays” I am a big believer in that we have too many trainers and not enough coaches within the fitness industry. This is why I have spent hours developing my own better coaching certifications and this is why I support the…

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The Clean

“Training Your Vessel – Tuesdays” The Clean This is an essential skill for anyone looking to be highly effective in the gym and especially with the use of a barbell or kettlebell. The clean for both of these tools is different so you will have…

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Loading Business Success

“Free Your Mind – Fridays” Loading Business Success Being in business for over 20+ years and in multiple industries, tends to give you some solid background knowledge and experience. I have learnt so many lessons which have contributed to my ability to visualise my current…

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