About Phil

In this picture Phil is just about to cycle 12 hours non stop for charity where he covered the distance of 250 miles.

Phil’s passion for health, nutrition and training comes from a very early age. He was a competitive cyclist from the ages of 11 – 16 years of age regularly doing time trials with his local cycling team. Then Phil joined the Army at 16 where he swapped his bike for running shoes and competed regularly for his infantry regiment in cross country and ultra-distance events. Phil served in Germany & Northern Ireland.

Here is a very young Phil during his army days

On leaving the army Phil regularly ran in road races and competed at a very high level and clocking elite times for 10km and 10 miles. He also owned a gym soon after he left the army and then started studying nutrition seriously, and it was at this stage of his career he decided to sell his gym to concentrate on studying nutrition full time and a new chapter opened up in Phil’s career.

Phil bottom left with Swansea RFC in 1999 winning the Welsh Cup Final against Llanelli RFC by the biggest winning margin ever in a Welsh Cup Final.

Phil gained multiple qualifications in nutrition and opened a nutrition and supplement centre where he was soon advising a multitude of people from all walks of life as well as a plethora of professional athletes and rugby players. The rugby players were having great success with Phil’s training, dietary and supplement plans that he was then recruited by Swansea RFC in 1997 and became one of the first professional strength & conditioning coaches in world rugby.

Worcester Warriors 2003 – 04 winning promotion to the English Premiership winning 26 out of 26 with Phil Richards as their head of strength & conditioning his first year with the team.

Phil In Professional Sport

Phil had incredible success with Swansea RFC which at the time was a giant of a club in Welsh rugby and won 3 league titles and one cup final in his 5 seasons at the club. He then went on to join Worcester Warriors (2003-2006) and in his first season with the club they won 26 games from 26 (which had never been done before or since) and got promoted to the English premiership where they become the first team also not to be relegated in their first season after gaining promotion.

After 3 seasons with Worcester Warriors Phil moved on and consulted for London Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, Wigan Warriors, Bolton Wanderers (when they were in the premiership), County Cricket and a multitude of professional athletes like Amir Khan (boxing), Enzo Maccarinelli (Boxer), Stuart Stokes (Olympic athlete steeple chase), Nick Dunn (world triathlete champion), Glen Ross (World masters strongest man), Dan Hardy (UFC), Eddie Hall (World’s strongest man), Nina Ross (Miss Fitness) etc please click testimonials to see some of the athletes Phil as helped over the years.

Phil being awarded his Westside Barbell Certification by the legendary Louie Simmons. Phil used the Westside Barbell Training Methods with incredible success in professional sport.

Click here to read testimonials from some of the many athletes Phil has worked with over the years…

Phil has probably interned with more experts in the field of strength, conditioning and nutrition than any other coach in the world. Phil was the first European strength & conditioning coach to work with the late Charles Poliquin, the late Charlie Francis, Louis Simmons (Westside Barbell), Ian Danney (Bio-mechanic) , Jim Schimtz (Olympic Weightlifting Coach), Ray Williams (Olympic Weightlifting Coach),  Neil Taylor (Olympic Weightlifting Coach), Dr. Eric Serrano (Hormonal Expert), Dr Robert Young (Microbiologist) and Dr Eddie Betterman (Blood Expert) etc.  Phil also did multiple internships with Paul Chek from the Chek institute.

Phil giving one of his many lectures which he regularly gives and gets invited to speak from all over the world.

Phil’s Education

Phil holds a BSc in sports nutrition, Diplomas in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition, sports nutrition, hormones, blood chemistry analysis, gut microbiome, detoxification, mitochondrial function, blood sugar regulation and immunology.

Phil was also Europe’s first Bio-Signature coach with the late Charles Poliquin which is a course specialising in body fat reduction. Phil is also an advanced cellular nutritional microscopist and CHEK practitioner. Phil also has multiple qualification in strength and conditioning and is also Europe’s first Westside Barbell Certified Strength Coach, which is the one of the most advanced strength training qualifications in the world.

Here Phil is Holding his latest book which took 3 years of full time research to write and titled “STOP Killing Yourself With Your Knife, Fork & Thoughts”.

Author, Lecturer and Supplement Developer

Phil has written 4 books including his best-selling book the Science Of Fat loss considered by many trainers the bible of fat loss. Phil’s latest book Titled STOP Killing Yourself With Your Knife, Fork & Thoughts focus on how to prevent cancer, dementia, heart disease, diabetes and obesity and is jammed pack with scientific references to back up the incredible information in this incredible book. The other 2 books Phil wrote are on the ketogenic diet and his ultimate strength and conditioning book which has also become very popular amongst strength coaches and personal trainers throughout the world.

Here Phil is giving one of his famous strength & conditioning internships to a group of trainers from all around the world.

Phil has educated thousands of trainers in the fitness industry from all over the world and is considered a pioneer in his field and regularly lectures all over the world. Phil has also developed over 40 nutritional supplements which are now being used by members of the public through to professional athletes.



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