11 Courses

Chemistry: Building Blocks of the World

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Started: 22/03/2018

Finished: 11/03/2019

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Biochemistry: The Molecules of Life

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of East Anglia

Started: 30/06/2018

Finished: 02/07/2018

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Biochemical Principles of Energy Metabolism

Platform: Coursera

Institution: KAIST

Started: 29/06/2021

Finished: 01/07/2021

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The Science of Nutrition

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: The Open University

Started: 09/01/2018

Finished: 11/01/2018

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Food, Nutrition and Your Health

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Open2Study

Started: 03/01/2014

Finished: 06/02/2014

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The Human Body as a Machine

Platform: Open2Study

Institution: Flinders University

Started: 23/03/2015

Finished: 10/10/2017

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Science of Exercise

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Colorado Border

Started: 17/03/2018

Finished: 01/09/2020 

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The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active into Old Age

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool & Newcastle University

Started: 21/09/2017

Finished: 11/10/2017

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Managing Your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Toronto

Started: 15/03/2019

Finished: 20/08/2019

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Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Started: 21/03/2018

Finished: 21/03/2018

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Biohacking Your Brain's Health

Platform: Coursera

Institution: Emory University

Started: 05/03/2019

Finished: 06/03/2019

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28 Books

Anatomy and Physiology

Platform: Lumen

Institution: Boundless

Started: 17/03/2018

Finished: 07/08/2018

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Doubleday Books

Published: 2019

Started: 14/05/2020

Finished: 31/05/2020

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A Natural Method of Physical Training: Making Muscle and Reducing Flesh Without Dieting or Apparatus

Author: Edwin Checkley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Published: 2019

Started: 02/10/2019

Finished: 07/10/2019

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The Natural Method: Georges Hébert's Practical Guide to Physical Education

Author: Georges Hébert, Ed Thomas (Editor) & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2014

Started: 02/10/2019

Finished: 02/10/2019

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The Natural Method: Fundamental Exercises: Georges Hébert's Practical Guide to Physical Education (The Natural Method Book 2)

Author: Georges Hébert & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2015

Started: 03/10/2019

Finished: 12/11/2019

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The Natural Method: Functional Exercises: Georges Hébert's Practical Guide to Physical Education

Author: Georges Hébert & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2015

Started: 12/11/2019

Finished: 15/11/2019

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The Natural Method: Self-Defense Techniques

Author: Georges Hébert & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2015

Started: 16/11/2019

Finished: 20/11/2019

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The Natural Method Swimming Techniques

Author: Georges Hébert & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2015

Started: 26/11/2019

Finished: 14/12/2019

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Women's Physical Education: Shaping Muscle & Beauty (The Natural Method)

Author: Georges Hébert & Philippe Til (Translator)

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2016

Started: 14/12/2019

Finished: 13/05/2020

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The Biohacking Manifesto: The Scientific Blueprint for a Long, Healthy and Happy Life using Cutting Edge Anti-Aging and Neuroscience Based Hacks

Author: James Lee

Publisher: Stem Cell Media

Published: 2015

Started: 04/10/2017

Finished: 04/01/2019

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The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Authors: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic

Published: 2014

Started: 14/09/2019

Finished: 14/09/2019

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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Author: Michael Greger

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Published: 2015

Started: 17/07/2018

Finished: 16/09/2019

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The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittant Fasting

Authors: Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2013

Started: 07/02/2013

Finished: 09/02/2013

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The Fast 800: How to Combine Rapid Weight Loss and Intermittent Fasting for Long-Term Health

Author: Michael Mosley

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2018

Started: 16/07/2018

Finished: 21/07/2018

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Fast Exercise: The Simple Secret of High Intensity Training

Authors: Michael Mosley and Peta Bee

Publisher: Short Books Ltd

Published: 2013

Started: 07/09/2014

Finished: 13/09/2014

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The First 20 Minutes: Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer

Author: Gretchen Reynolds

Publisher: Hudson Street Press

Published: 2012

Started: 27/06/2016

Finished: 02/09/2016

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Knopf

Published: 2009

Started: 20/07/2019

Finished: 19/07/2019

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Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

Author: Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Published: 2016

Started: 08/09/2019

Finished: 09/09/2019

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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 2015

Started: 15/08/2019

Finished: 30/09/2019

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Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

Author: Adharanand Finn

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 2012

Started: 14/10/2019

Finished: 23/10/2019

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What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

Author: Scott Carney

Publisher: Foxtopus, Inc

Published: 2017

Started: 04/10/2019

Finished: 05/10/2019

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The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential

Author:  Wim Hof

Publisher: Sounds True

Published: 2020

Started: 21/02/2021

Finished: 05/03/2021

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2020

Started: 16/01/2021

Finished: 23/01/2021

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Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond

Author: Dan Brulé

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Published: 2019

Started: 06/02/2021

Finished: 15/02/2021

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Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be

Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: Harper Wave

Published: 2021

Started: 25/02/2021

Finished: 27/02/2021

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Instinctive Fitness - A re-evolutionary approach to diet and exercise

Author: Oliver Selway & Charlie Packer

Publisher: Columbus Publishing Services Ltd

Published: 2013

Started: 14/10/2019

Finished: 05/11/2019

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Wild Strength

Author: Ken Best

Publisher: Kindle

Published: 2013

Started: 06/11/2019

Finished: 03/12/2019

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Bigger Leaner Stronger: Building the Ultimate Male Body

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Oculus Publishers

Published: 2015

Started: 16/06/2017

Finished: 20/06/2017

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The significant thing in connection with brute creatures is that they do not have athletics. The lion keeps his marvelous strength without extraordinary effort. And so with other beasts. Their natural habits keep them in condition, and sometimes their natural habits do not seem to fully explain why they are so strong and so healthy. As a matter of fact, beasts are not, of course, always so strong as they would be under training, but by not training they escape other difficulties… If we are to take any special lesson from the lower animals, it must be that the best strength is that produced under natural habits.

Edwin Checkley, A Natural Method of Physical Training: Making Muscle and Reducing Flesh Without Dieting or Apparatus, 1895:11

Biology studies the physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution of living organisms.

Biomechanics is the science of how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement in a living body. 

Biohacking, or do-it-yourself biology, is concerned with making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to achieve improvements in your health and wellbeing, often with the aim of achieving optimum health and performance.

This module came about when I started to more closely study how the human body develops and what makes it function; with the aim of using this information to improve my own health, wellbeing and exercise performance.

Personal training is focused on designing a program of fitness and nutrition instruction that enables a person to achieve their ideal physique with improved levels of physical performance. When you put biohacking and personal training together you end up with a combination that can empower you to move beyond traditional outcomes. 

Getting into shape was something I invested more and more time into while building my MTA Portfolio. I did this as a part of improving my overall health, but also because I liked the challenge and seeing what my body was capable of doing. 

I also became increasingly interested in the concept of biohacking and the more I educated myself about do-it-yourself biology, the more I applied it to my physical and psychological development.