- Work on your weaknesses
Conventional training works on the basis of working to your strengths and making the best of your weaknesses. Work on your weaknesses until they gain parity with your strengths. When your body's in balance, you can improve everything. Using conventional methods, the gap between your strengths and weaknesses widens, increasing susceptibility to injury.
- There are no shortcuts
It comes down to hard work. You get out what you put in. Nothing is handed to you on a plate. You either make the most of yourself or you don't. It's about making choices. You can choose to run around a track and get a faster time, or you can hang around on a street corner.
- Stay active
We need to be active. People seem to forget we were designed to run after food or run away from being food. We evolved by moving. Your body's supposed to move, so move it. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, exercise makes you feel good about yourself.
- Do the best you can
I've never lost an inch or an ounce off anyone. I can give you the tools, but you have to use them. If you've got two arms, two legs, breathe air and drink water it's a fair chance that you've got normal human physiology. That means, if you put the work in, you'll get results.
I love going out every day and training and being part of the team, and having friendships built up over a number of years.
Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby player
Colin Jackson reveals more top tips on making exercise part of your lifestyle.