Work With Your Physiology, Not Against It

Far from being a consistent and sustainable strategy, to feel like you are training hard, all you need to do is simply aim to empty yourself on each and every workout that you can muster the energy to perform.  Sound athletic training and development, however, is a systematic process.  It is about ensuring the time and energy you put in has a clear goal, that your sessions are productive, and that they are conducted in accordance with a few appropriate overarching principles.  But even with the best training structures and systems, get your nutrition and recovery strategies wrong, and it is all for nothing.

P3 Athletica doesn't coach sports or events.  It coaches humans who do sports and events - an important distinction.  All P3 Athletica programmes are unashamedly athlete-specific in a sea of short-term event-specific cookie-cutter plans.  The core focus of P3 Athletica is on building healthy, strong, high-energy human beings, with the capacity and conditioning to chase their goals, no matter their chosen sport or activity, without breaking down in the process. 

Health & Performance Nutrition
We start with food. Before you can be a high-performing athlete, you first need to be a healthy human being.  Few factors have a greater impact on our day-to-day energy, health, and performance than the food we choose to build and fuel our bodies with each day. 

Training consistently and building a strong, fit, fast, and lean body requires energy (not energy restriction).  A diet of high-quality whole-foods is the foundation on which all P3 Athletica performance nutrition and training programmes are built.  Eat well, increase energy, train consistently, build muscle, burn fat - in that order!

Fitness & Performance Conditioning
It is possible to have high levels of specific fitness markers (e.g. VO2max, power-to-weight ratio), but a poor level of conditioning.  Conditioning is the physical and mental ability to utilise your fitness to meet the demands of your activities and the environments they take place in.  

P3 Athletica programmes help you develop the requisite fitness qualities you need to perform well in your chosen activity, while also helping condition you to the real-world physical and mental demands of the environments these activities take place in.

Structures, Systems, Schedules
Do you feel that your life is over-scheduled and under-structured?
Structures are the things and environments that surround us (including our social structures) which can help (or hinder) our progression.  Systems are the daily processes and practices we use to create action and get things done.

Without good structures and systems in place, even the best schedules (diets and training plans) are hard to stick to.
P3 Athletica programmes are more than just a schedule of what to eat or when to train. They help you build strong sustainable structures and systems on which to build your schedule on.

Jamie Scott

Post-Graduate Diploma in Nutrition Medicine
Post-Graduate Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine
Bachelor of Physical Education (Sport & Exercise Science)
Bachelor of Science (Human Nutrition)

New Zealand Registered Nutritionist (NZNS)
Professional Mountain Bike Skills Instructor (PMBIA)

As athletes we are remarkably good at over-stressing our bodies.  But by adding in and monitoring the correct amount of protein and fuel relative to the stresses I was applying to my body, I've watched the adaptation process to my training speed up.  Better sleep, better moods, and better balance, equals better performances and less time out from training due to illness and injury.  Fifteen months on from first working with Jamie on my nutrition, I now get to choose when and how I give my body a break and not have my body breakdown on me so easily.
Oska Inkster-Baynes, NZ Marathon Champion

As an athlete I ask a lot of my body and it wasn’t until I spoke to Jamie that I realised I was training completely under fuelled. Through Jamie’s knowledge of nutrition and his explanation about how female body’s actually work we formed a plan so I could get the most out of my body. Jamie is an excellent communicator making complex topics easy to grasp.  When you really understand what you’re doing and why, it makes it so much easier to get fully on board. Now that I’m eating enough of the right things and understand what my body really needs and when it needs it, I have more energy to get quality training sessions done every time.
Katy Winton, Professional Mountain Biker

Oska Inkster-Baynes, New Zealand 2019 National Marathon Champion

Katy Winton, Scottish Professional Enduro Mountain Bike Racer

Jamie has a deep understanding of human physiology and a talent for converting that knowledge into simple, practical strategies for nutrition and training. For example, he knows the importance of protein and satiety for women and builds his programs around that. He also provides helpful insights into training and eating for the different phases of the menstrual cycle. I have witnessed first hand Jamie’s ability to assess the movement pattern of an individual and offer solutions. I have also spoken to more than one person who says that if there is a problem with strength or movement, one should “ask Jamie about that."
Dr Lara Briden, Women’s Health Expert and author of 'Period Repair Manual' & 'Hormone Repair Manual'

Jamie's broad knowledge and willingness to research has resulted in plenty of advice spanning the many processes which together make a great athlete. A lack of motivation to train in the mornings, and deep fatigue coupled with cravings for fast and easy food at the end of a training week, were the norm for me before Jamie's nutritional guidance. Feeling consistent energy throughout the day and across the week means I can now complete my scheduled training every time without the stress of it overwhelming me. Jamie also helped to fast track my recovery from a season-ending broken elbow to be back racing my mountain bike with my team well ahead of schedule.
Joe Nation, Professional Mountain Biker

Dr Lara Briden, Naturopathic Doctor

Joe Nation, New Zealand Professional Enduro Mountain Bike Racer