Health / Personal Development / Trail Running

INFO Via Ferrata Tende / La Brigue 2017

Tende - Les Comtes Lascaris This via ferrata is quiet easy and accessible to anybody with its short length and easy approach. Half of the course is not maintained because of a broken landing platform at the end of the second... Continue Reading →

Nano – Microencapsulated MRP !

Working with outdoor athletes, always poses some challenging questions on nutrition and on fuelling during 5h plus events or multi-day adventures. In winter-cold temperatures, it is easy ! You can even carry hard boiled eggs and butter with you !... Continue Reading →

Meal replacement powders

It all started with an email from an American brand, to write a detailed review on a meal replacement powder. As I was browsing through the list of ingredients, my answer was sent back immediately, that I am not gonna... Continue Reading →

Running Speed Secrets – N°1

New series of videos started in order to understand and develop running speed. First we talked about the absolute basics to understand the steps you need to take to be a better runner who can gain and maintain momentum faster... Continue Reading →

The secret to EPIC recovery

Regular, quality lifelong habits ! This is the only and most effective way to go. I find that the older I get, the better my post-workout and post-race recovery is. I include more and more positive reinforcement to my daily life... Continue Reading →

Diet Wars: Paleo vs. Vegan

What a controversial topic. Trolls, Here I come ! For 7 years I used to be a vegan. Not really an activist type, more likely a health geek version of it. For positive health and performance reasons, I switched to... Continue Reading →

Jimini’s – Cricket Nutrition

The whole world eat insects. Even you ! Without knowing, we consume bugs, worms and their eggs. The more processed food we eat, the higher the chance is, that something sneaked into our bread, apple-tart or green smoothie. In addition when... Continue Reading →

BLOG: Ultimate Race

Diagonal des Fadas 140km: Aix en Provence a Marseille Sainte Victoire, Sainte Baume and the Calanques. Three iconic places to traverse on the South of France. They are not difficult in case of elevation gain or technical climbing, however, the rockiness... Continue Reading →

Garmin Fenix 5 – Français

Introduction Montre excellente pour l'athlète amateur ou même professionnel. Il convient à tous les sports. Grâce à sa fonction multisports illimitée, nous pouvons également l'utiliser librement pour toutes activités telles que le triathlon, swim&run, bike&run, course d'aventure/raid ou swim/bike/run/swim/escalade/kayak/vtt(…) Très... Continue Reading →

Stubborn Health

Being a personal development guide and health advisor (great titles, aren't they ?) , this is a subject, close to my heart. In the last decade, I have met and worked with a lot of potential champions entrapped in their own... Continue Reading →

Garmin Fenix 5

What could this watch do what others aren't capable of ? Tons, but are they useful for real athletes ? I have gone through some client's Garmin devices with heaps of applications and widgets installed, but would you use those options on a daily basis,... Continue Reading →

BLOG: Mercantour in Winter Trance

Before I explain why and before I show some nice pictures, I have to state, that to date, this was the most brutal outing of my life. It is not the duration or the heavy bag full of necessary survival and... Continue Reading →

Yumpa – Next Step Foods

"Next Step Foods" founder Tony Askins kindly sent me a couple of Yumpa cricket bars to try them out and to compare them to other commercialised cricket products. He is an award winning landscape architect slash green thinker in the two areas... Continue Reading →

CroBar – GathrFoods

Danish origine Christine Spliid from is the "mother" of CroBar, the insect based energy fuel made from quality ingredients and of course crickets. She is an endurance runner, travels a lot and superbly enthusiast about healthy, unconventional food. We can definitely say... Continue Reading →


Starting from now, each week, I am going to test out 1 insect based nutritional brand. Today, let me introduce you the UK based EATGRUB ! The idea came up to two friends in 2013 when they promised themselves and a kickstarter... Continue Reading →

Why shouldn’t we eat beans ?

Legumes and pulses are often associated with bloating, gas, explosive toilet experiences and misdigestion in general. This was my take on them too, so while I was not totally avoiding them, I ate stews and chilly beans not more often... Continue Reading →

Insects in (Sports)Nutrition

Insects are eaten word wide, period. Accidentally, as a snack, as part of a main meal or as a necessity for daily survival. In the so called 'modern' society (western nations), mostly crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms and their flours are used... Continue Reading →

Free Biohacks: Cold

Intro What the hell is a Biohack you might ask ? I quiet dislike to use the term Biohack as it became a real cliché. It is just a now trendy self-expression expression, that yeah, I am a Biohacker. I would describe it this... Continue Reading →

Gut Healing Foods

Topic of my heart. Why ? As an endurance athlete, regardless of what sport you do, triathlon, ultra running, trail racing, alpinisme, rock climbing, arctic expeditions, we must eat, we must digest, we must recover. If your digestive system doesn't... Continue Reading →

BLOG: End of year performances 2016

After my DNF in September's Ultra event (UTCAM145), I took the necessary two weeks off to recover, before jumping into a proper training cycle. What I needed is more likely a mental boost, than muscular recovery. This is another subject, but despite... Continue Reading →

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