Author Archives: Drew

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.

The Joe Rogan Neck Hammock

  As you may have noticed, everyone who has competed in MMA and/or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who goes on the Joe Rogan Podcast, and is over the age of 40 – has extensive spine-problems. Big John McCarthy for example, has … Continue reading

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Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins – Book Review

  David Goggins Book Review I liked this book, but not in the conventional way. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed reading it, but it did have a massive impact upon me. I found myself rolling my eyes quite a lot … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

Summary of How to Get rid of a Stiff Neck Magnesium Oil Infrared Lamp or Sauna Light Stretching Trigger point & Foam Rolling Therapy Kava Kava   A very small amount of Kava Kava in the evenings, then 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Supplements to Counteract Sleep Deprivation

If you have young children, during the cold & flu season, then life can be a tad tougher than normal. Sleep deprivation can do terrible things to your body & mind. There are a few supplements that can help, however … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Caffeine – Energy & Alertness

Summary For more short term stimulant-like effect – supplement with ALCAR, Olive Leaf Extract or PQQ For alleviating some of the effects of stress & sleep deprivation – supplement an adaptogen like rhodiola rosea & take 3g of glycine before … Continue reading

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How to Do More Pull Ups (Instant Increase!)

My new pre-workout:   Have a boiling hot bath – not literally boiling but very hot Do some press ups in the bath if possible (at your own risk) Get out of the bath Dry yourself & chuck some clothes … Continue reading

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Supplements for Depression (That Work)

A few thoughts on depression before I start on the supplements… Depression is often a symptom of a physical illness or issue. Gut problems, chronic inflammation (often starting in the gut), allergies, brain injuries, thyroid issues – these are all … Continue reading

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The Drew Jiu-Jitsu Grappling System

This is a work in progress, but give you an idea… An If-This-Then-That style approach to grappling. I never want to be stuck in a position thinking “I’ve absolutely no idea what I’m doing” (which happens a lot) Scrambles Keep … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Wrexham is a Brilliant Place to Live (or Work)

Completely off topic, more of a personal blog post… Wrexham is Beautiful – Really! A lot of people complain about Wrexham, but we’ve got a lot to be grateful for. If you don’t like living in this beautiful part of … Continue reading

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Natural Alternatives to Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has had some bad press recently, and rightly so! Ibuprofen is linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, it damages the stomach lining which can cause a range of problems from allergies to stomach ulcers and … Continue reading

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