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Training around lower back pain

By Todd Lonie

So you’ve made a choice to step up your exercise game, kitted out in your freshest activewear and made your way into your local gym. Session 1 done. Feeling great. The day after, feeling a bit sore… But that’s ok. You’re sticking to your new regime

2 min read

The move to McLaren ahead of the 2021 season

Parc Ferme

We caught up with Formula 1 Performance Coach, Michael Italiano, ahead of the 2021 season and the move to McLaren. It was great to learn more about Michael’s work, his relationship with Daniel Ricciardo and his own online training platform.

5 min read

The role of Protein and why it’s so important

By Becs Sandwith

In our last article, we touched on what protein is and where you can find protein. Today we will dive a little deeper into the topic and see just how important it is. WHAT IS PROTEIN? Protein is a crucial component of our diets. Proteins are the main building blocks

4 min read

How to develop a bulletproof mind like a pro athlete

By Michael Italiano

Many of us wonder what catapults professional athletes and Navy SEALS into a league of their own. The answer: mental toughness. It’s easy to be enthusiastic when things are going well, but holding steady and staying positive in times of competition, crisis and adversity is a trained mindset.

5 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s Performance Coach Warns Additional Races Will Push F1 Drivers To The Limit

formula1news.co.uk

Formula One is set to hold 23 grand prix across four continents next season, following the addition of a race at Zandvoort and a street race in the Saudi city of Jeddah. Concerns have already been raised about mechanics and other members of staff being overworked and having to go weeks

4 min read

Good mood food

By Joe Hill

Given we’ve just gone into another lockdown here in the UK, I wanted to talk about the importance of your mental health and mood. Especially in these crazy times, it’s so important to talk about how we are feeling and doing mentally.

3 min read

Michael Italiano’s 5 Points of Fitness Wisdom to Prepare You For 2021

thriveglobal.com

Spending the last 3 years on the Formula One circuit as the Performance Coach for F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Aussie-born Michael Italiano is now using his health and fitness experience to take his coaching skills from motorsport racing to personalised fitness coaching. Having worked with clients across the globe

5 min read

Ice vs Heat: Post-Injury Recovery

By Todd Lonie

I often get asked – Should I use heat or ice after an injury? How long for? Why? Both cryotherapy (cold) and thermotherapy (hot) are useful in facilitating a speedy return to your sporting activity. But when is it best to use either?

3 min read

Take a load off – 7 best ways to manage stress

By Michael Italiano

Stress is an inevitable factor in our modern lifestyles. The problem is, relentless or repeated exposure to stress can cause severe wear and tear on our bodies and minds. When our stress response systems are activated continuously, our cortisol levels stay elevated for longer than necessary.

6 min read

The ultimate blueprint for quality sleep, every night!

By Michael Italiano

Sleep is essential to improving wellbeing. Its influence extends far beyond just our energy levels. Sleep contributes to better memory, concentration and productivity. It acts as an immunity booster and helps prevent multiple health risks. Logging 7-9 hours of sleep per night is just as crucial to our health

5 min read

Micronutrients

By Becs Sandwith

In our last blog, we spoke about Macronutrients; what they are, and why they are essential in our diet. In this blog, we discuss Micronutrients and the differences to Macronutrients. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the body;

3 min read

Macronutrients and Micronutrients – What’s the difference?

By Becs Sandwith

There are three main macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The reason they are called ‘macronutrients’ is that they are needed in larger amounts. All three macronutrients are as essential as each other and come with multiple functions. Carbohydrates are our primary fuel source, consisting of sugars, starches and dietary fibre.

5 min read

3 Powerful Yoga breathing techniques to transform your performance and calm your mind

By Cody Cianfagna

One aspect of Yoga that sets it apart from many other exercises is the importance and focus on the breath (commonly referenced in Yoga as Pranayama, meaning breath control). The power of the breath is ever-present, and in many competitive activities,

5 min read

The Top 10 Fitness Coaches To Watch in 2021

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In these extraordinary times of uncertainty, anxiety and stress, taking care of your physical and mental well-being is more important than ever. Fitness is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle, allowing you to become physically stronger and strengthen your mental resilience.

6 min read

The 5 biggest misconceptions of yoga

By Cody Cianfagna

This question is one of the most common questions I receive from clients and friends who are interested in starting Yoga. Yoga incorporates all aspects of fitness. It requires a full-body approach from cardio, strength, flexibility and balance, using each element of fitness simultaneously.

2 min read

How to Self-Motivate Like An F1 Driver

alt-drivemagazine.com

Competitive sport has always been in Michael Italiano’s DNA he says, he started playing football at the age of five and hasn’t stopped competing in other forms of sports since. Although he claims that AFL and boxing are his true sporting passions, he first got involved in the world

4 min read

7 must know nutritional principles for fat loss

By Becs Sandwith

Principle 1 – Calorie Deficit. First things first, you need to be in a calorie deficit. You can achieve this by reducing your food intake or increasing your daily movement and exercise. Ideally, you want to be performing both together, as ultimately, they go hand in hand.

5 min read

The 10 Fitness Coaches Doing Things Differently

thehustlersdigest.com

Fitness is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and is used by many to not only build themselves physically, but also mentally. Most people have some kind of fitness goal. However, seemingly very few of them ever reach them. Why? Often it comes down to mindset, discipline and accountability

10 min read

Podcast: Dan Churchill’s The Epic Table – How to Train Formula 1 Drivers with Michael Italiano

Podcast: Dan Churchill's The Epic Table

In this episode, Michael delves into his past, starting off his early career as an architect and civil engineer, and how he diverted to fitness and performance. We then talk about the intricacies of how Formula 1 drivers perform, the three biological challenges they face

1 hour 8 min

Podcast: The Abi Khan Show – Michael Italiano – Performance Coach to Daniel Ricciardo

Podcast: The Abi Khan Show

Michael Italiano is the performance coach to Daniel Ricciardo who is one of the best Formula 1 drivers in the world right now. We speak about Michael’s unexpected introduction to the fitness industry and by following his passion had the opportunity to work with Daniel and get to travel the world with him.

49 min

This is how Ricciardo does his push-ups: his trainer gives top tips!

formule1.nl

Als de corona-onderbreking coureurs ergens de tijd voor heeft gegeven, dan is het wel trainen. Check de Instagram van de gemiddelde Formule 1-ster en hij werkt zich wel ergens (vaak op een zonnige locatie) in het zweet. Daniel Ricciardo’s trainer Michael Italiano legt in het nieuwste magazine van FORMULE 1

2 min read

The Daniel Ricciardo Workout: Aussie Home Edition

bosshunting.com.au

We all have to make do from time to time, especially in recent months given the state of the world. Not even McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo was immune, having resorted to ripping some curls using whatever he found lying around, and smacking a tyre up in his backyard just to get a decent workout.

3 min read

Formula 1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo Hits the Gas on His Home Workout

menshealth.com

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo spent time quarantining on a farm in western Australia, and while he was there, he used the location as the perfect setup to keep his training going. Ricciardo depended on his performance coach, Michael Italiano, who’s been working with Ricciardo for more than three years

4 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach: “There always has to be time to learn and rest”

thepaddockmagazine.com

Michael and Daniel met when they were kids, and they kept in touch ever since. Two years ago, Michael started coaching Daniel. The trainer didn’t hesitate and moved to London to focus on one single client. Michael notes: “It’s weird to change from training 30-40 clients to use all of your energy on one person;

2 min read

The training of F1 driver | Interview with Michael Italiano – Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach

thepitcrewonline.net

F1 and other racing series aren’t only about driving a car. Before getting behind a steering wheel the driver must have done a lot of activities. The physical training is one of the most important of them. Michael Italiano, Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach, spoke to us by answering questions.

3 min read

What it actually takes to train like an F1 Driver

insidefitnessmag.com

The year is slowly, but surely is coming to an end, and so it is time for our annual Supplement Guide! We look at supplement trends and products, what they actually do, and give you our top pics of what to look for on store shelves.

2 min read

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