Mind to muscle. In the different sports I've been lucky enough to work in, one of the common phrases I would hear is, "I/we know what we need to do; we just need to do it." It is often said as a generic line in the build-up to a big race or competition or as a pickup line to muster up spirit and energy [...]
What are you responsible for versus what are you responsible to? Within this distinction are your four powers. Learn what they are and how to keep hold of them. This is critical to running our own brain effectively. If you don't, somebody else will.
Leadership within any team first requires the individuals to lead themselves. "Apply to self first" is a saying that summarises this nicely. An underlying goal for myself as a coach is to make myself redundant. Enabling a degree of self-leadership is pre-requisite on this road to fulfilling potential.
Introduction: I want to talk about starting positions. Not athletic starting positions, two-point or 3 points start athletic set positions. No. I want to talk about our starting positions from when we decide to take action. Action on anything. Our physical performance, state of mind, finances,2 3, or 5-year plans. What are the circumstances from which we initiate change? It strikes me that improving our [...]
I am writing this on my third flight in as many days. Once I land in Tokyo it will have been four consecutive days on an aeroplane and travelling through airports. These conditions are challenging to optimal health, therefore, optimal performance. Performance is a by-product of health. Here I offer my top five points to help make you thrive in conditions which challenge your [...]
Along with sleeping well, eating right is a basic need that if done correctly, the majority of the time, can elicit huge benefits to our mental and physical performance. It is also one of the areas of modern health practice that contains the most contradictions and confusions for the public. There are vast quantities of information a lot of which can be misleading and [...]
Mindset is an established set of attitudes held by someone or a group of people. Crucially this set of attitudes can be developed to greatly enhance our daily experiences. It also can be detrimental to our daily experiences. In Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset” she examines the two basic mindsets that shape our lives. The “fixed” mindset and the “growth “mindset. The link [...]
I believe a big reason that gives purpose to our lives is to help others. This helps us connect, strengthens bonds and communities. It is at the core of the human spirit. However, if we are to help and connect with others we must first help and connect with “I”, ourselves. In doing so, we develop as an individual and lead ourselves [...]
Top 5 tips to enhance your sleep right now You prep for your morning weekend run, a shot of espresso some quick general stretches, maybe a golf ball under the arch of your foot. If you know you know you know :). You prep for that Monday morning meeting, notes prepared and confident in your contributing ideas to serve your team. You [...]
Thoughts on sub-maximal loading and core movement prep. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln. This quote from Abraham Lincoln could be attributed to many forms of practice or task orientated procedure but it fits very well for the practice of getting stronger. Strength can be defined as the ability [...]