Who is Riad 


Riad, owner and founder of PEAK HUMAN PERFORMANCE, has left his engineering career, specialised since 2002 in the design and commissioning of nuclear power plants around the globe (Germany, Finland, China and UK), to pursue his passion as a Strength & Performance Coach. Riad’s capacity to deal with a lot of information which are crucial to safety on one side and his passion to human health and performance and never giving up attitude made him to one of the look after strength & performance specialists world wide. 

 “For me Strength Training has always been my greatest of passions. I absolutely love to help people establishing a healthier lifestyle and achieving their personal peak performance. All of my clients sense this from day one because I do care”.

Riad is a published author of two Amazon best sellers.

His first book, Stress Less Sleep BetterThe Busy Professional’s Guide to Mastering Stress & Achieving Perfect Sleep in Three Weeks” will give your recovery wings, especially in regard of sleep quality, length and stress management. 

His second book, Winner’s Mindset “Peak Performance Strategies for Success” is a co-authored book project with multiple times best seller Erik Seversen and 33 other performance specialists, Entrepreneurs and Athletes world wide.




Advanced Strength Programming Design – Charles R. Poliquin – Dubai – 2014

This seminar with Strength Coach Charles R. Poliquin has allowed me to bring my skills in regard of program design and especially program individualisation to perfection. His simple but genius approach has put any course attendee ahead in the industry.

I remember during this course Charles saying when he was training olympic athletes to gold medals some other coaches were curious to see his programs for different athletes. They were confused as the programs were completely different. It’s like if they would have been designed by different persons. Every program was totally different from the other.

If you think about it for a second it becomes clear and logical, a Coach should design the program personalised for the athletes, it should have the target in a given time frame, or even exceed it, to achieve the predefined goal. Every body is different and goals may differ too, so why should one program be efficient for all? A good coach would have a sharp eye to assess his trainee or athlete and apply this knowledge while designing in short or long term. If you train with a general program designed for all then do expect general results as you surely won’t see any peak performance from yourself. Be special, have personalised program design!

Hypertrophy Bootcamp – Charles R. Poliquin – Dubai – 2015

This five days seminar with Coach Charles R. Poliquin was constituted of three lectures followed by three workouts per day to directly apply what has been learnt during the theory session.

During the bootcamp we could learn:

  • Precise information on the best reps and sets combination.
  • Which exercices and which order bring on the greatest muscle mass gains.
  • The best methodology to achieve maximum muscular size.
  • How to vary tempo to elicit more gains.
  • How to periodise workouts for even more rapid gains.
  • What to eat for maximal energy for those grueling workouts.
  • What to take during workouts to maximise energy and overload.
  • How to recover biologically quicker from workloads.

Training for Strength Sports – Charles R. Poliquin & Dmitry Klokov – Manchester – 2015

Time for practice with the Champ. Legendary Strength Coach Charles R. Poliquin and 2008 Olympic weightlifting silver medalist and 2012 world champion in the 105kg class, Dmitry Klokov have reached us the latest information and training methods on how to build power and maximum strength for strength sports. The seminar emphasis was on training for Powerlifters, Weightlifter, CrossFit and Rugby Athletes.

During this seminar we had theoretical lessons with Coach Charles R. Poliquin followed by demonstrations of the techniques by Dmitry Klokov, which we then trained by ourselves under the watching eye of both Coaches.

Along the three days course I could deepen my knowledge on the following aspects:

  • Determining the best tests for different strength sports.
  • Structural Balance and mobility drills to improve the Snatch, the Clean, the Dead Lift and the Squat for Athletic Performance.
  • Short and Long term periodisation and Program Design for Strength Sports.
  • Practical exercises on Snatch, Clean & Jerk, Dead Lift, Squat and accessory exercises.
  • Importance of shoulder health for Olympic Lifting in general and for other specific sports.

Strength Academy – André Benoit – Southampton – 2015 

If there is a coach who has trained and worked with coach Charles R. Poliquin the most then its André Benoit. He was trained by Charles himself for Olympic games for many years. Later he was also responsible for the education part of the Poliquin Group.

During this extremely educative seminar with André, beside improving the understanding of strength and what it can do to sport performance of any kind but also to the general population, I could deepen my knowledge in the following:

  • How to develop the different Strength Qualities most efficiently.
  • How to develop Power and Speed for Athletes.
  • Pre and post surgery training (post injury).
  • How to use Plyometrics for proper power and speed transmission to the sport.
  • Different energy systems.
  • Program Design for Strength qualities and energy systems.
  • Short and long term Periodisation and workout sequencing.

Beside the theory sessions we had three workouts per day to apply and be exposed to the different training systems periodisation models to create optimal strength and quicker training results.

PICP Certification Level 1 & 2 – Hong Kong 2016

The Poliquin® International Certification Program (PICP™) was first designed to internationally recognize strength coaches who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively train athletes worldwide.

PICP™  now takes distinction in giving strength coaches and personal trainers the highest quality of education.  The program provides coaches and trainers with unsurpassed skills in teaching methodology, client assessments and program design.

Athletic Training/Hockey – Internship – Ben Prentiss – New York/USA – July 2016

Ben Prentiss is the Authority in athletic training specialised in Hockey. The PICP Level 5 coach has been working with professional and Olympic hockey players for 17 years. Ben’s unique training system encompasses speed, strength, power, agility, and flexibility, along with body composition and nutrition. This approach has allowed athletes to achieve their personal goals and reach optimal physical shape. 

Over the years Ben has trained professional hockey players in 26 of 30 teams as well as member of different Hockey leagues internationally e.g. German, Swiss and Finnish leagues as well as Olympics and world championships. He has helped produce four Stanley Cup winners, Olympic gold medalist and NHL All-Stars. 

Athletic Training/Speed skaters – Private Seminar – Yves Nadeau – Montreal/Canada – July 2016

Yves Nadeau was the Canadian Head Coach in short track speed-skating from 1983 to 1995, during which time he was working with Charles R. Poliquin.

Yves is a legend in the world of short track speedskating and the most medaled coach of all time, having coached athletes who’ve won a total of 202 medals at world championships and the Olympic Games. 

Achieving excellence in the power lifts Ed Coan, Matt Wenning, Charles R. Poliquin – Prague – September 2016 

This seminar is about mastering the main three lifts. Bench press, Dead Lifts and Squat. How to fix the main problems, how to perform assistance exercises and how program nutrition for better strength gains in the main lifts.


Modern Trends in Achieving Optimal Body Composition  and Hypertrophy – Charles R. Poliquin –  Stuttgart – 2015

Optimal Body Composition is not only relevant for athletes, except for a Sumo ringer, but in general to every body. An Optimal Body Composition is like a mirror of your health. The less you have adipose fat the more functional you are.

In this course with Coach Charles R. Poliquin we had the pleasure to learn the following:

  • Determining optimal macronutrients ratio.
  • How to set up a system to determine this optimal macro-nutrient regimen that works.
  • Labtest to determine which protein/carb/fats should be used.
  • How to maximise fat loss in the time invested and how to build protocols that can lose the most fat in the minimum amount of time.
  • Body composition improvement techniques.
  • How to prioritise supplementation depending on the goal and physiological need.

The second part of this seminar was dedicated to learning how to achieve maximal hypertrophy. I had the pleasure to learn the following from Coach Charles R. Poliquin:

  • Program Design for Hypertrophy and Models of periodisation which work best for packing on size.
  • Training for maximal muscle gain with demonstrations of hypertrophy building techniques.
  • How to eat for  maximal muscle gains.
  • Optimal Recovery from training loads to accelerate muscle growth.

BioPrint Seminar – Charles R. Poliquin – London – 2015

This is the seminar for next level coaching. In this intense seminar I learnt how to quantify body composition and assess limiting factors which can work against you without knowledge and further how to fix those limiting factors in the shortest time period.

BioPrint is Coach Charles R.Poliquin’s latest innovation in improving body composition rapidly, effectively and safely. The advanced features offered by BioPrint were: 

  • A more complete measurement profile which include a total of 14 measurement sites over the body including legs. This is the first and only method to perform this in the industry.
  • The BioPrint software with the integrated algorithm gives advanced information about different profiles as Insulin, Stress, Sleep, Detoxification, Inflammation and Androgen. Those help the practitioner to identify the causes for fat gain.
  • Depending on the priority profile how to correct lifestyle,  diet and supplementation.

Private seminar – Phil Learney – Bristol – 2015

Phil has been a prominent figure in Strength and Conditioning fields for close to 20 years. In this time he has established and continues to build a reputation based around his intelligent, observational and results based coaching.  

As a noted writer Phil has written extensively for the leading health and fitness magazines and publications across both the UK and the world. He currently writes a monthly column for Muscle & Fitness Magazine.

Advanced Nutrition/Supplementation – Internship – Christian Maurice – Montreal/Canada – July 2016

Christian Maurice is a top coach and nutritionist. I have been told that he is the one who can best explain the BioPrint method and how to apply it to get the best results for the athletes and clients after the inventor of the method himself, Charles R. Poliquin.

Christian is specialised on blitz transformations for movie actors.

Functional Medicine

In order for me to offer my clients the best service I can I decided early 2016 to pursuit my studies on a medical level. A well recognised University among Top health and fitness professionals but also medical doctors is the Functional Medicine University.

Functional Medicine University is internationally recognized as a leader in functional medicine education for the health care professionals.

FMU provides a comprehensive approach to the study of functional medicine. Functional Medicine isn’t about solving problems superficially but rather investigating the real causes of diseases in order to find the root cause and so set a heal process which is longer lasting.

One of the main modules of the FM study are the GI System, Immune System, Endocrine System, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Detoxification and Structural Integrity.



 KCE – Charles R. Poliquin – Perth/Australia – Mai 2016


KCE – Kinetic Chain Enhancement is a method which combines a number of effective soft tissue techniques to primarily achieve the result of recalibrating muscle/fascia and connective tissue. 


Main topics covered are the following:

  • How to restore the function of all of the muscular components
  • How to improve recruitment sequence of the muscle,
  • How to reduce friction/increase the contraction speed  and strength of the muscle
  • How to remove scar tissue and adhesions
  • How to reduce future and rehabilitate long term injuries 



Active Release Technique


Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is the gold standard in soft tissue therapies. The inventor, Dr. P. Michael Leahy started Active Release Techniques® over 30 years ago. ART® began when Dr. Leahy was working with elite athletes as a way to treat soft tissue disorders so they could get back to peak performance as quickly as possible.


After an injury the body’s self healing mechanism would build a so called scare tissue out of collagen. This new tissue is more rigid and so vulnerable to more injuries around it. The principle of this ART is to localize the scare tissue and then softening or removing it to give the tissue it’s natural softness and elasticity and so relieve pain, ensure full mobility and avoid re-injury.


McGill Method Level 1 – Foundation for the painfree back


Prof. Stuart McGill is the absolute guru in back pain and rehab. Level 1 has the following objectives:


  • To update delegates on the most recent developments in function of the lumbar spine – specifically how it works and how it becomes injured, and how this is linked to pain sensitivity. This is to develop an evidence based foundation for clinical decision making.
  • To provide guidance in the application of this knowledge to the clinic, workplace, rehabilitation centre, and sports field to reduce the risk of injury, optimize healing of the patient, and build ultimate back performance in the athlete.
  • To give practice and technique development with workshops throughout the day.


McGill Method Level 2 – Assessment: Converging on a precise diagnosis


Level 2 has the following objectives:


  • To update delegates on some recent developments in assessing the low back of the most challenging patients.
  • To create linkages to corrective and therapeutic exercises and drills.
  • Develop skills in pain provocation tests to reveal the pain mechanism.
  • To give practice and technique development with workshops at the assessment table throughout the day.


McGill Method Level 3 – High Performance Training: Progressing backs from pain to performance


Level 3 has the following objectives:


  • To update delegates on some recent developments in enhancing performance of formerly pained and injured backs.
  • To give practice and technique development with workshops throughout the day.


“We start to die when we stop to learn

Riad Hechame




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