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How to Tell if You Have Oestrogen Dominance: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

By Michael Italiano

There are over 50 hormones in the human body, and they all need to be in balance in order to function correctly. Hormones help with everything from metabolism and reproduction to growth and moods. Oestrogen is one of the most important hormones in the body, but when it’s out of balance, it can cause a host of problems.

4 min read

The Champion’s Mind: What it Takes to Become a Professional Athlete

By Michael Italiano

Do I have what it takes to be a pro athlete? It’s a question many of us have pondered at some point, but a professional athletic career is incredibly demanding. Every aspect of their lives are on the table and considered fair game when working towards the pinnacle of their sport. The price is high, and that price is required every day.

5 min read

Unlocking the Power of Flow State for Peak Performance

By Michael Italiano

What does the “flow state” mean in sports? Some may characterize flow as “being in the zone,” “runners’ high,” or “complete absorption” in an activity. Let’s examine the flow state and how athletes can enter the zone and achieve elite, peak performance. Mental Overload . To grasp the concept of flow, we must first understand “focus.”

4 min read

Is It Possible to Boost Your Immune System with Certain Foods?

By Becs Sandwith

Now, more than ever, we are seeing ‘immunity boosting’ remedies flying around, from pills to teas to whole diets. To put it simply, there are no miracle foods out there — but you can, however, strengthen and support your body’s natural defences to help fight off disease-causing organisms through your diet and lifestyle choices.

4 min read

5 top tips for staying healthy while travelling

By Becs Sandwith

Whether you are travelling for work or for pleasure, it can sometimes be difficult to make healthy choices when you are out of routine and your typical structure. I am a huge advocate for enjoying holidays and being more relaxed with food choices; however, if you are someone who is fairly health conscious and loves a healthy lifestyle (exercise and a nutritious diet), you know how food makes you feel.

5 min read

7 Life Principles That Lead to Strength, Good Health, and Fulfillment

By Michael Italiano

Life can get complicated at times. There are many grey areas, and we can’t always find the correct answer.Living by principles is important because these rules play an essential role in how we approach situations and deal with problems in ways that align with our internal values. Let’s go over seven life principles you can adopt for better health, strength, and lasting fulfilment.

3 min read

Try These Simple Tactics to Combat Tech Overload

By Michael Italiano

An ever-growing number of people find themselves glued to the screen from dusk ‘till dawn. Some have no choice because their job demands it, whereas others find themselves staring at a screen primarily for entertainment purposes. Regardless of where you stand, protecting your well-being starts with combating tech overload and giving your mind a break from the constant stimulation.

3 min read

Here’s How Formula 1 Drivers Stay Fit and Focused

Men's Fitness

As a renowned performance coach to McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Michael Italiano knows a thing or two about elite level fitness training. For the past three years Italiano has devised specific training programs for Ricciardo, tailoring sessions to target the muscles he uses most and advising him on how to physically manage the ebbs and flows of the Formula 1 season.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s coach shares his arm workout

The House of Wellness

Looking to add some bulk to your biceps? Michael Italiano, F1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach and the owner of personalised training platform MI Coaching, says increased arm strength will have a beneficial impact on your overall training.

2 min read

Natural Sleep Aids & Supplements To Help You Sleep

By Michael Italiano

If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Various studies estimate that sleep problems could affect as much as 60% of the adult population. And we all know the devastating effects a bad night’s sleep can cause.

4 min read

5 Top Tips for Structuring your Day and Staying on Track During a Busy Day in the Office

By Becs Sandwith

You probably hear it all the time but I cannot stress the importance of planning in advance for helping you stay on track and consistent with your goals. We all have days where life gets in the way, where the day doesn’t quite go to plan, and meetings overrun.

3 min read

5 Simple (But Oh-So-Smart) Strategies to Quit Weekend Overeating

By Michael Italiano

I’m sure we can all agree that weekend overeating is somewhat common, and many people struggle with it. You might eat well from Monday to Friday, but it feels like a switch flips inside your brain, leading you to ruin your week’s progress over the weekend.

3 min read

5 Science-Backed Ways To Level Up Your Performance In The Gym

By Michael Italiano

Some days you have it, and some days you don’t. Not every workout is going to feel amazing, but there are simple things you can do to help create the right foundations for a good workout.

3 min read

9 Ways to Get Out of a Slump When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

By Michael Italiano

We all feel the occasional slump. Regardless of your intentions and how badly you want to keep doing something, you’re always at risk of losing the motivation and drive. The question is, what can we do about these slumps, and how can we get out of them? Let’s review nine simple but effective tactics.

3 min read

The 3 Most Important Factors That Impact Health, Fitness, and Longevity

By Michael Italiano

There are a ton of myths surrounding health, fitness, and longevity. From ‘Fit’ tea and fat-burners to meal frequency and dieting, finding what truly matters in the grand scheme of things can be challenging. But, whether you’re looking to achieve peak fitness, live more, or simply feel better, three factors will play a more significant role than anything else. So, let’s talk about them

3 min read

Top 10 Signs You Are Stressed

By Michael Italiano

We’ve all had to deal with stress in our lives. It’s only natural because emergencies pop up, we have to deal with family issues, and there are always deadlines to chase at work. The first step to managing our stress better is understanding that we are suffering from it. To that end, we’ve put together this post with ten signs you’re dealing with stress. Let’s take a look.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s trainer reveals how you finely tune a Formula One driver

independent.co.uk

Just as the cars have been prepped, checked and tweaked prior to the new Formula One season, the same goes for the men inside them. When Daniel Ricciardo wakes up in his hotel room in Bahrain on Sunday, ahead of the first Grand Prix of the 2022 Formula One season, he will do as we all do and check his phone.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo: From withstanding searing heat to ‘fighting tension in the body,’ how F1 star’s performance coach prepares driver

edition.cnn.com

Australian personal trainer Michael Italiano previously had little knowledge of Formula One, but that soon changed when he received a surprise text message from an old acquaintance. That message came from Formula One Daniel Ricciardo at the end of 2017

4 min read

Podcast: Performance Coach to Formula 1 Driver | Michael Italiano

The Neuro Experience with Louisa Nicola

It’s well known that F1 drivers are some of the fittest athletes in the world, but how do they train and what do they eat? What I didn’t know was that necks, shoulders, and an athlete’s overall core is under tremendous strain through every turn on every lap for the entire 90 minutes of a race.

40 mins

The F1 secret behind Jess’ 40kg transformation

au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

When Jess Fleay’s doctor told her she had a 20-40 per cent chance of not making it to 60 compared to someone her age who was in a healthier weight range, she knew she needed to do something. Jess, who is from Perth, WA, had struggled with her weight for most of her life

3 min read

Lavender spray and saunas in tracksuits – getting fit for Formula One

thetimes.co.uk

For Daniel Ricciardo, Christmas Day was more about intensity than indulgence. The Formula One driver spent December 25 locked in quarantine with his personal trainer, Michael Italiano, pumping iron and working hard on the spin bike.

3 min read

5 STRENGTH EXERCISES RECOMMENDED BY AN F1 PERFORMANCE COACH

www.t3.com

F1 drivers are admittedly one of the best-trained endurance athletes on the planet. They have to be physically and mentally ready to race for hours in an uncomfortable position while manoeuvring some of the fastest vehicles men can drive.

3 min read

10 Lifestyle Factors Affecting Your Fitness Results

By Michael Italiano

Training is like a Jenga tower: when stabilising blocks are removed or strained, the structural integrity becomes compromised. You must play strategically to ensure your tower remains strong. There is no one formula for a balanced life.

4 min read

10 Tips to Stay On Track and Focused With Your Diet Over the Christmas Period

By Becs Sandwith

December is upon us, which tends to mean more socialising, more meals out, more temptation to overindulge, and for some, a time when there is increased fear around food. There will be times when you may not necessarily be able to control what food is served in front of you

3 min read

Express: Daniel Ricciardo coach on Saudi Arabian GP red flag mayhem – ‘Glad to be out of the drama’

express.co.uk

A leading F1 performance coach has opened up on the “mayhem” caused among team staff in the pit lane by red flags, after last weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was stopped twice due to crashes. Given the nature of the new super-quick street circuit,

3 min read

Express: Daniel Ricciardo has enjoyed Ferrari battle as McLaren defeat labelled ‘a good thing’

express.co.uk

Defeat in McLaren’s quest to finish at the top of the midfield in the F1 constructors’ championship will be a good thing for the team in the long run, according to Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach. Michael Italiano, who has worked with the Australian racer since the end of the 2017 season

2 min read

Mirror.co: Daniel Ricciardo coach on ‘mayhem’ of Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen Saudi Arabia fight

mirror.co.uk

Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach Michael Italiano has weighed in on the ‘mayhem’ surrounding the Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen drama in Saudi Arabia. The Australian revealed what took place when the chaotic race in Jeddah on Sunday was red-flagged not once, but twice.

2 min read

CoachMag: 5 Rules For A Healthier Lifestyle

coachmag.co.uk

Personal trainer Michael Italiano, who works with F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, shares his tips for long-term, sustainable fitness gains. Being a Formula One driver is tough. Away from the glitz and glamour of racing in some of the world’s most desirable locations, drivers have to prepare their bodies to withstand

5 min read

Here’s How Formula 1 Drivers Stay Fit and Focused

mensfitness.co.uk

As a renowned performance coach to McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Michael Italiano knows a thing or two about elite level fitness training. For the past three years Italiano has devised specific training programs for Ricciardo, tailoring sessions to target the muscles he uses most and advising him on how to physically manage the ebbs and flows of the Formula 1 season.

3 min read

MY 5 MOST COMMON FITNESS BARRIERS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

By Michael Italiano

We’ve all encountered some form of fitness barrier in our lives, and the realisation that it takes a degree of mental toughness to haul ourselves through it – sometimes while kicking and screaming! Here are 5 of the most common fitness barriers and my advice on how to overcome them.

5 min read

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