In case you're wondering why I'm so passionate about all this...
The answer is simple:
...as a player I spent 9 years at English professional club Wycombe Wanderers and represented England schoolboys before suffering a “career ending” injury, being told by doctors that I could never play football again at the age of 19.
It took a year of being pressured into playing through mounting pain (causing irreversible damage) and one incorrect diagnosis after another before eventually reaching that moment.
That experience kick-started my sports science journey and after 4 years a return to football at semi-pro level was made possible thanks to knowledge that I uncovered and applied. You’ll find many of those insights and tons more inside this book.
By all accounts my return to football was miraculous, with the doctor initially telling me that I had no future in “playing orcoaching sports of any kind”. That comment alone fuelled the fire for my comeback, I was determined to prove him wrong.
Hopefully the fact that you’re now reading this demonstrates what can be possible for you if you get resourceful. Not only did I play football again (and had 3 of the best years of my life doing it), my team and I coach thousands of players around the world every single day.
Throughout my playing years I saw many talented footballers get released or not “make the cut” for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with their technical ability.
I also saw players who were nowhere near as technically gifted, but fantastic athletes, go on and achieve incredible things in football. Imagine the possibilities if you possess both qualities!
I strongly believe that if you want to fulfil your truefootballing potential, then you need to understand and appreciate the pivotal role that fitness and nutrition plays in unlocking elite performance.
I’m not talking about a debatable 1 or 2% difference here; I’m talking about completely transforming the level of impact you’re able to consistently have in matches.
Ultimately, the goal of any footballer should be to fuse peak performance with a low injury rate. What you’ll learn inside this book will get you closer to achieving that whilst bridging the gap between where you are now and what’s required of your body at the highest level of football.
This is why I created The Football Fitness Bible.
It’s for anyone who wants to take control of their football career, maximise their training efforts and not waste precious time on the wrong things.
You’ve got the drive, motivation and self-belief...it makes sense to combine that with proven training strategies that are backed by science right?
Best part? It’s all super SIMPLE and it’s all in one place.
You won’t have steam coming out of your ears trying to understand this stuff.
But it requires a willingness to think outside the box and challenge the myths that many players, coaches and parents have had engrained in them over the years (by their coaches and parents).