The Lighthouse is a beacon of knowledge, thought and practical application. It is a daily blog to help with all things training, nutrition and lifestyle. Guiding you boldly forward. Leading you safely home.  It is not intended to preach or incite argument but rather is a forum for help and a platform for intelligent discussion. 



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A few years ago I saw a TV program about Hugh Heffners’ Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills.  It was nothing seedy but more about the history of the place (although I did find it odd that they chose to wear pyjamas for the daytime)…. Two pieces of film I took away from that program (and it…


The Long Run

It’s easier to sell something that doesn’t last long because people are more willing to commit to the short term.  I can sell you an 8 week “Beach Shred” program no problem.  You’ll likely finish it.  If you do finish it you’ll definitely get “results”.  Your mates will tell you you look great and you’ll…


Turn the lights on

If I’ve ever coached you you will have heard me use this phrase.  Its one of my favourite analogies. Let me explain..   Your body is composed of motor units, switches that empower movement and action.  The greater the movement and the higher the intensity, the more of these switches need to be turned on.…