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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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;
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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;
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.
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.
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