Patrick Dale is an ex-British Royal Marine and freelance writer who specializes in exercise and nutrition. He has authored three fitness and exercise books, dozens of e-books, thousands of articles, and several fitness videos. Always practicing what he preaches, Patrick has competed at a high level in several sports including rugby, triathlon, rock climbing, diving, trampolining, and most recently, powerlifting. When not training, researching, or writing, Patrick is busy enjoying the sunny climate of Cyprus where he has lived for the last 15 years. His favorite companions are his Great Dane dogs and his wife Viki who understands that his introversion is what makes him such a great listener!