Tag: mentality

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Training for the 80

Firstly, for those of you that celebrate it I would like to wish you Merry Christmas! For anyone who has taken the time to read any of my posts, for those of you who have subscribed and messaged me in support I truly thank you for inspiring me through these early days of the blog.…
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Click for the SECRET to SUCCEED at training and life!!

If you’re reading this then firstly: thanks for coming.  Secondly: I apologise for the use of caps lock and a promise to make you click, it was a cheap move. Thirdly: I’ve lied to you, there is no secret. Wait, before you hit the X button I do actually have a real message. There is…
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4 myths the fitness industry wants you to believe

Heading into the festive season, and more pertinently the New Year’s resolution zone, marketing and media departments everywhere are going into overdrive to tap into that annual hysterical cocktail of consumption, commercialism and above all wildly over-optimistic aspiration and ‘self-renewal’ that occurs when one arbitrary number changes to another. We all know advertising is, let’s…
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How to stay in shape over the holiday season

(NB this is not another obvious article about trimming fat from the turkey or not skipping your workouts to stay in shape over Christmas) For many people lucky enough to eat and drink plentifully when they want the Christmas season is one of those times of year when it is perfectly legitimate to ‘let your…
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Train to success, not failure

Picture training and you often get a Rocky Balboa style montage in your head, going 100 miles an hour, running till you drop, never say die untill you make it to the top of those stairs.  But is this actually how you should train to get results? ‘Train hard and smart, and you’ll see the…
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Lance Armstrong should have kept his titles

It is certainly the most infamous event in cycling history, and it probably has a claim to be the most infamous in sports full stop. I’m sure everyone even without an interest in sports was aware of the sensational scandal when Lance Armstrong, winner of a record 7 Tour de France’s, testicular cancer survivor, founder…
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You should never go on a diet

Going on a diet. Has there ever been a more often used phrase when it comes to conversations about fitness and exercise?  It’s the go to response to prepare for your wedding day, your summer holiday, after the festive season, as a New Year’s resolution, or for no other reason other than you have just…
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The mind-muscle connection & strength

One key element of training that is often overlooked is the development of the mind-muscle connection. Being aware of this and making an active effort to train it can help you get more results in both the strength and mass department. Of course, I’m not talking about huge leaps but it can tangibly make your…
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What is a good strength level?

The concept of ‘strength’ can be quite subjective. Considering someone to be strong can often depend on your own strength. For example to a person who has never touched a weight in their lives picking up 100kgs may seem impressive, but to an experienced lifter it could be barely a warm up. Similarly you might…
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What’s your mentality?

The right attitude.  These are words we all hear at some point, often from our teachers or our parents in reference to our performance at school.  You need to have the right attitude to succeed, they would say. And they we absolutely right; having the right mental approach to any task will increase its likelihood…
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