Matt Weston – GB Squad for Skeleton

I started training Matt for Olympic Weightlifting and Strength & Conditioning training in 2015.  His main goal was to improve his Rugby performance and start competing in the sport of Weightlifting. Immediately I saw Matt was an extremely talented athlete, able to learn and apply new skills very quickly.  He had tremendous Force &Power outputs […]

How to train effectively in isolation

Training effectively though times where you are without the gym or usual training environment can be challenging. Most people do not have the equipment, space or motivation to train as they normally would. However, although training without a gym does present its own challenges, it is still possible to train effectively, stimulate the body and […]

Caz Rawlings – Bronze Medal World Judo Champion

“…He is brilliant and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about losing weight. I was over exercising and under eating with the wrong balance of foods so decided to seek professional help and found Chris Dear from EPL. he is brilliant and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about […]

Stefan Knowles – World Hockey Veteran

“…Chris’s attention to detail during our coaching sessions whilst still maintain awareness of the bigger picture makes training with him hard yet extremely rewarding” ​”In February of 2016, after a break of 25 years I started playing Inline hockey again at the ripe old age of 45. I worked hard throughout the year and was over the moon not only to be picked for two […]

Alcohol – is it ruining your progress?

A lot of us enjoy a drink here an there. Alcohol has become an integral part of modern day society both for the good and for the worse. But how does alcohol effect your progress in the gym? How does it effect weight loss, strength gain & performance? This short blog will briefly explain the […]

Why you are not progressing with your Olympic Weightlifting?

The Snatch and the Clean & Jerk are movements both performed in various competitions and by athletes in their strength & conditioning programmes. Not only are they (and their derivatives) extremely useful for athletes that use them primarily in their sport (Weightlifters & Crossfitters) but they have also been proven to be extremely useful in […]

DOMS – What is it? How does it occur? How can we treat it?

Delays Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the feeling of soreness in the muscle after exercise. DOMS usually develop between 12-24 hours after exercise and peaks between 48-72 hours before subsiding into no pain after 4-7 days after the training bout. DOMS leads to a reduced range of motion, painful muscles to the touch, less force […]

How To Improve Aerobic Capacity

Areobic capacity (or at least having a sufficient level of it) is a crucial need for many sports, both with the performance in competition and the training for that competition. Also, having a sufficient level of aerobic capacity is not just needed for the sporting individual, it is also extremely useful for the functionality of […]


“… He is the real deal in an industry full of wannabees and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured.” I have been training Chris for 5 months, and have seen amazing results in that time. Chris is a truly excellent trainer. He has treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge; expert […]