The Gentleman’s Blog

How I found my purpose

I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you why I do what I do. The genesis of becoming a health consultant. It wasn’t a result of happenstance. It stemmed from an event that occurred in my formative years. At the time my dad had a senior job in the city which saw him start … Continue reading How I found my purpose

How to be more energetic

If you’re a driven person it’s because you’ve found your purpose. Your purpose is what gets you up in the morning. It gives you something to work towards. This is why looking after yourself is even more important. Because you’ll need the energy to to propel you through the day and work on your mission. … Continue reading How to be more energetic

How to stay consistent

Have you ever experienced a time where you’re enthused about starting a new challenge? Caught up in the excitement of this new regime you start off going hell for leather. It’s pedal to the metal. As you’re determined that this is going to be the time. This is going to be the regime that sees … Continue reading How to stay consistent

How to reduce stress

The stress we experience is what we create. From your mind being overstimulated and your body is under stimulated and overfed. We will have a thought and think it’s the truth. And we continue down the rabbit hole with this thought it leads to stressful situations. So it is imperative that you pick up on … Continue reading How to reduce stress

How to build self control

Building self control and discipline is imperative to having the life that you want. Because the hard choices that you make in the present will be rewarded in the future. ‘Through discipline comes freedom’ – Aristotle But you need to have self discipline to make these hard choices. These choices are hard because we are … Continue reading How to build self control

How to build self discipline

Most people see others, on social media/ TV, those who are in great shape, and have fantastic lifestyles and they ask themselves “What do they have that I don’t?” “What is missing”? Their brains look to add, rather than subtract to optimize circumstances. They look for that magic fix that could dramatically change the quality … Continue reading How to build self discipline

How to increase your testosterone levels.

High testosterone is essential for a man, and if you aren’t optimising yours you’re leaving happiness and success on the table! Healthy levels of testosterone are so important. For general health, disease risk, body composition, sexual function and just about everything else. Additionally, increasing your testosterone levels can cause rapid gains in muscle mass and … Continue reading How to increase your testosterone levels.

How to set a fitness goal

Many people get this wrong. So I’m going to share with you some tips with regards setting fitness goals. That will ensure that you stay on track to achieve your goals. Every sporting event/physical pursuit I have undertaken, be it a marathons, power lifting, bodybuilding, open swimming or this year mountaineering. I know it is … Continue reading How to set a fitness goal

Ignorance is bliss

This week my wife surprised me with a birthday outing. A meal at one of my favourite steak houses, Hawksmoor. The service and ambiance only bettered by the steak they serve. Delectable enough to convert any vegan. We arrived and were seated at our table. The server asked if we would like menus with calories … Continue reading Ignorance is bliss

How do you have the energy?

Time, time, wherefore art thou time? The question we all ask when it comes to working on our personal goals, business and spending time with our loved ones. But we know wishing and hoping for more time is futile, as you can’t increase the hours in the day! But you can increase your energy levels. … Continue reading How do you have the energy?

How to get fitter.

One of the most important books I’ve read is Atomic Habits by James Clear. It cemented the benefits of having a daily routine. And how important our habits are. For example, so many people say things like: “I want to have more money”, “I want to lose weight” or “gain some kind of result.” The … Continue reading How to get fitter.

You choose.

Every day we make approximately 35,000 decisions Decisions like: ‘how should I respond to this email’. ‘should I order this meal or this meal’. ‘do I go or not’. These decisions range from the inconsequential to the very important. But what we misinterpret is the severity of these ‘inconsequential’ decisions over time. Those decisions by … Continue reading You choose.

You vs The Monkey

Most guys know what to do but aren’t doing it. This is why your health and fitness isn’t an information problem, it’s an implementation problem. This means it’s less about the method and more about the mindset. What you need to realize is, that making a transformation, one that will have you looking and feeling … Continue reading You vs The Monkey

How to build motivation

When I talk to people about High Performance, sometimes the word “motivation” comes up. “I’ve tried all kinds of diets and fitness regimens,” they might say. Shortly followed by “but I can never seem to keep up the motivation.” The reality is High Performance has nothing to do with motivation. It’s definitely not the magic … Continue reading How to build motivation

The proficient man’s creed

How you can improve productivity, increase focus and reduce stress. Through a very simple practice called compartmentalization. It may sound fancy and complicated but it’s simple. Simple and effective. Distraction and loss of concentration are very costly. They drain our time and energy from switching from task to task. If you’re thinking that you’re a … Continue reading The proficient man’s creed

A question for change

You might want to achieve a certain dream… …but you can’t seem to take action on it. For example you want to write a book… Or climb a mountain… Or start a new business… Or get in shape… You want it and dream about making it happen. But when it comes to taking action you … Continue reading A question for change

Information overload

When it comes to being at your mental and physical best you don’t need more information. What you need is implementation! There is an abundance of information out there but when you have no clue about how you integrate this information into your lifestyle, it then becomes moot. You might as well have not read … Continue reading Information overload

Swerve the burnout!

Contrary to popular belief, going at it hammer and tongue is not how you improve your performance. It’s actually in the recovery where you grow/ improve. So if you’ve ever heard the phrase ‘you’re only as good as your recovery’ it’s one that holds water! Let me explain. You’ll have as baseline performance level. And … Continue reading Swerve the burnout!

Addition not subtraction!

When it comes to improving our diets so many people go along with the popular trend of cutting things out. In this hysteria of subtraction, we focus on the wrong thing. When we extract/take out, the problem is exacerbated. We create restriction. Fear around food. And a very poor relationship with it. ‘is this bad … Continue reading Addition not subtraction!

Single player game

Most people are playing a multiplayer game. Comparing and contrasting against others. ‘What have they got?’ ‘I should have that too’ ‘I need to better them’ If you want to progress what it would be prudent to realise is; You’re playing against yourself! No one else. The people that progress in their lives are playing … Continue reading Single player game

The bet.

How’s it all going with your health and fitness drive? Whatever your reason behind it. Maybe it’s your self-confidence; you’re not over enamoured with what you see when you look in the mirror. Maybe it’s stemmed from you getting dressed in the morning and thinking to yourself ‘hmm this top wasn’t this tight before Christmas.’  … Continue reading The bet.

The secret to happiness

We must keep growing! Everything in life either grows or dies, relationships, businesses, and anything else. If you don’t keep growing you’ll become frustrated and miserable no matter how much money you have in the bank (or rather invested in stocks and shares). So the secret to happiness, according to Andrew, can be summed up … Continue reading The secret to happiness

The weigh in

On your weight loss journey, there are many ways to keep tabs on your progress. If you’re going to be stepping on the scales to gauge your progress keep reading, I’ll tell you how to do it so you get it right! Firstly, stop weighing yourself at every possible opportunity. After a workout at the … Continue reading The weigh in

Look! Something shiny!

Have you ever thought about having a super power?? I’m sure you have (mine would be the invisibility one). But what if I told you that you could actually have a superpower?! What I’m getting at is in today’s world, sustained attention may be a superpower! We are pulled in all directions, half-attending to everything … Continue reading Look! Something shiny!

Surf the wave

When it comes to dieting reducing your calories through reducing portion sizes, or omitting a snack or meal (to create an energy deficit; the only way fat loss will occur!) is an easy way to achieve this. Yet there will be something to consider during your dieting periods. Hunger!Along with emotional eating and boredom, hunger … Continue reading Surf the wave