Controlled focus is like a laser beam

Two weeks ago I finished the blog by paraphrasing George Zaluki, saying, to be consistent with who you are, the machinery of how you are made, is compelling and we need to be compelled to reach out and achieve. That there is clearly something attractive and inspiring about people who are setting out to achieve and the focusing of your energy to achieve is harnessed by goal setting…

Goals of a Champion Winter Warrior

In the process of creating any champion of Winter Warrior, it is impossible to not bring up the idea of Goals. When I talk about Goals, I think it is incredibly important to connect them with your mind and emotions as well. Let me tell you straight, when I was going through school and used to hear about goals when I never liked them…

Resiliance

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that…

Self Image (Part 2)

In last weeks blog I spoke about how our limiting beliefs have generally come from well-intentioned people in our lives, and this has shaped our self-image in the present day. Today I want to talk about how we might improve the self image…

Self Image (Part 1)

As we get further into our Winter Warrior challenge, we are now getting into some of the juicy components of the profile of a Winter Warrior. After desire, the next thing we see in the profile, is Self Image. Self image is an area where people often absolutely destroy themselves…

Winter Warrior – Born to Succeed

There is so much in the Winter Warrior challenge that connects to the core of what we do at Evo. The whole competition centre’s itself around connecting to people we train with, working together to keep each other engaged with what is happening in our training and connecting with the natural environment around us…

Desire – Is this all it takes?

As we are going through the Winter training journey at training, we are going to dissect what is needed for the profile of a Winter Warrior and how this can be projected into the rest of your life. The first quality and first attitude that shows up before anything is achieved at training, is desire…

Winter Warrior – Summer Bodies Forged in Winter

Over the next few weeks we are going to be tackling what I am defining as the “Profile of a Winter Warrior”. We are going to be looking at what gets in the way for people with their training and ultimately extending into their lives. Yep, I’m making the big claim, that the barriers that come up for you in your training are going to be consistent with the barriers in your life…

The Golden Age of Strength & Conditioning – Why do we ‘Train’?

For the first time in the modern training era, there is an unparalleled cross discipline exchange among training practices and theories of human movement. For example, most training practices are now an interdisciplinary melting pot of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, olympic lifters, gymnasts, kettlebell lovers, dancers, yogis, pilates instructors and the list goes on…

Train Like a Girl (Pt 2)

A week ago I wrote part one of this edition looking at the way in which we hold females in training. In part one we tackled the idea that the physiological difference between males and females was not as exaggerated in strength and fitness as some have you believe…

Train Like A Girl (Pt 1)

This is always going to be a potentially controversial topic to write about, but as you would all be aware, I never really shy away from telling you what I think. Being the feminist warrior that I am, I think the recognition of inherent social inequalities are incredibly important to discuss. I will start by saying, boys, I haven’t forgotten about you…

No such thing as Overtraining – Just Under Recovery!

In the fitness industry there is always a lot of talk about the best training styles and what types of training best help you achieve your results. But as every regular exerciser would have experienced at one time or another, plateaus in your training happen! If I am smashing myself with 100% effort in every session then why am I not just continually seeing the results of training?