Andrew Read

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The reason you’re mired in mediocrity is because you simply aren’t putting in the hours needed to get the result you want. Many people say they’re really committed, but few do the work.
So you're an old guy and you've decided you need to start training MMA or BJJ. That's great, but there's some special things you've got to do if you want to last.
After writing an article on how specialization is for insects, I received more than one email from people asking how they could create a smart plan. Well, here it is - all laid out.
The fitness industry is filled with idiots, many of whom conduct confusing studies about stretching. The truth is most people need more of it, but they should do it like real athletes do.
I've discovered training is much more enjoyable when I'm outdoors and when I'm learning new things. How do you keep challenging yourself, and are you still having fun?
The truth is most of us will never be elite. That's what makes the elite, well, elite. The rest of us are mediocre, but that's not a bad thing as we can be more well-rounded as healthy as a result.
It's hard as an athlete to see your own training needs objectively. That's why having a coach is important, to help you shore up your weaknesses and not just build on your strengths.
Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. There is a better and a worse way to get started, though. Here are my 5 tips for successfully training for and competing in your first triathlon.
Signed up for some crazy race and now you need to be prepared for it? Obstacle courses offer a unique challenge, so your training must be unique as well. Here's a 6 week plan to get you in gear.
When I started training for Ironman, I wanted a scary challenge. That's what I got. I may not have been a top finisher, but I was pushed to my limits and also saw improvement in my performance.
The parable of the Maharaja and the elephant is just like how we should approach training our clients. Getting the entire picture first, before we decide a plan of action. See the whole elephant.
If you train in a sport where you weight matters - MMA, BJJ, or kickboxing - you want to get stronger, without adding an extra mass. Here is simple 3-day/week program you can easily integrate.