Hi there! Welcome to TopTipFit! My name is David and I’m here to share with you my adventure through the fitness world and with any luck, use my experiences to help you through yours.
I have been a keen fitness enthusiast ever since my brother bought me my first gym membership which I convinced, or rather, annoyed him into getting me a couple of years before I was legally allowed to sign up. I know… I’m such a bad boy. But seriously – my passion for fitness began with simple weightlifting in my local gym, not 30 meters away from the school I went to. I quickly realised that I could make, what seemed to me, incredible improvements in strength and muscularity (gotta love those noobie gains). It was this basic concept of consistent personal development that enthralled me in the world of health and fitness and has kept it the primary occupation of my time for the past 9 years.
Over the past three years, I have been occupied with studying Sport and Exercise Science which saw me graduate this year, and will allow me to begin my masters in Strength and Conditioning in September. During this time my attitude to fitness has shifted drastically from what it once was as a teenage curl bro, whose only major ambition was to out bench every other person in the room, the change has opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of sport and exercise. Whilst the degree has given me skills to research and report that I find extremely useful, perhaps the greatest thing I have done in recent years is taken up MMA, a sport I never in a million years thought I would be doing, but also a sport that I have enjoyed more than anything I have ever done before in my life. From my prior views that MMA is nothing more than a brutal blood sport with no real technique to the realisation that it is the culmination of every complex combat technique developed over centuries across multiple cultures was absolutely mind-blowing for me ( I know.. MIXED martial arts, who would have thought it..)
Through multiple beatings from men and women half my body weight, I have come to realise that the attitude I had previously adopted pertaining to fitness was extremely close-minded. This beautiful discovery has invigorated me to explore the endless avenues of sport and exercise that I may have shunned in the past, and I figured what better way to do it than to document it all on a blog and make the things I learn along the way accessible to you!
Over the next few years, I will be researching, participating in and discussing hot topics of nutrition, fitness, sport and self-improvement, and I can’t wait to share the journey with all of you.