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March 29, 2020

I find discussions around criticism and judgment really interesting, particularly because people tend to hold the belief that criticism and judgement are inherently bad, so we should avoid them at all costs. I believe this is unrealistic and counterproductive.

Why is it...

April 23, 2019

The rain is here, the mornings are darker, and the days are getting cooler - the seasons are changing. The migratory animals known as “new year’s resolutioners” are beginning their journey out of the gyms into their dwellings of hibernation. 

Now, it’s always fun to mak...

January 7, 2019

When we left our two combatants, they were in despair as their motivation waned. Viktor learnt that his external motivations were at odds with his internal ones, creating internal conflict. Adonis learnt he was lacking the motivation that would bring him victory.

In par...

December 14, 2018

Creed II, AKA “Baby Creed Vs. Baby Drago"… Best movie ever! (I’m a Rocky tragic. I routinely cry during these films). Fortunately, the majority of critics shared my appreciation of the movie's themes. For me, the most fascinating of these themes was the distinction bet...

October 10, 2018

Over the weekend we witnessed the biggest fight in UFC/MMA history: Khabib Nurmagomedo (26 – 0, the most dominant lightweight champion in the UFC, who has arguably never lost a round) vs. Connor McGregor (“the notorious”, "face of the fight game"). Analysing the dynam...

September 28, 2018

Recently we had the privilege of watching two of the finest middleweights in boxing go at it for the second time.  Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (GGG to make everyones life easier) and Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (Canelo for the same reason) put their bodies on t...

December 19, 2017

I’m going to start this with an inspirational quote, because fitness blogs are all about the quotes! Prepare to be blown away…

“Change is the end result of all true learning”

*mic drop*

That’s important because this post is all about learning how to make lasting changes, ...

November 19, 2017

In part 1 of this series we outlined how cognitive dissonance contributes to the mental framework that results in the failure of our goals. We then introduced the concept of Value Hierarchies and the idea that nesting a micro routine in a Value Hierarchy that ends with...

November 5, 2017

Every year before January, we make grand plans for self-improvement - we vow to go to the gym, to eat more vegetables, to go to bed earlier... yet, the gyms start to empty around March and, as 'life' resumes after the holidays, we often fall into the same habits we vow...

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