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I have often been called ‘stoic’ in my approach, and I would agree with this observation but perhaps not in the way it was intended. Stoic is defined as either enduring pain or hardship without showing feelings or complaining, or as a member of the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism. Coming from a military background,…

Stoicism

I have often been called ‘stoic’ in my approach, and I would agree with this observation but perhaps not in the way it was intended. Stoic is defined as either enduring pain or hardship without showing feelings or complaining, or as a member of the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism. Coming from a military background,…

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12 min

Human First

Each of us, no matter who we are, have some goals when it comes to our health. That might be related to aesthetics; losing a bit of fat here and there, or adding some muscle and definition. Maybe it’s your physical performance; finally running that 5km Park Run, hitting that 100kg bench press or maybe…

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10 min

Sisu

The 1.5km ocean swim had gone better than expected thanks to glorious weather and extremely flat water. Transitioning for the bike I had a confidence and enthusiasm that saw me hit a faster than usual pace on the 40km out and back ride. I felt strong. But as soon as I started the 10km run…

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7 min

What Are You Telling Yourself?

How do you push yourself through hardship when your body is telling you to quit? This is a question that I’ve been asked many times about my experiences in the military, and it is not an easy one to answer. There have been several studies on why one person can push through while another will…

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9 min

Get In The Zone

10 minutes to target. Rowse yourself from sleep, turn off the music you’ve been listening to, or whatever else you’ve been doing for the past hour to kill the helicopter flight time … 5 minutes out. Start stripping off warm jackets, and physically check off your kit. Mentally transition all thoughts to the job. Focus…

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11 min

The Mistake Killing Your Progress

With social media we have a window into people’s lives, a chance to see what the people we find inspirational do on a daily basis. Or the parts they choose to reveal at least. This access is a double edged sword. On one hand it can serve as a source of motivation and relevant information…

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12 min

Primary & Secondary Eating

How often do you sit down and take the time to fully enjoy a meal? To savour each mouthful as opposed to eating on the go, during a meeting, scrolling through your phone, or sitting in front of the TV? In a world full of distractions it’s easy for mealtimes to slip into something you…

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6 min

Plan To Excel

TNE stands for understanding and applying the fundamentals of health and fitness, and nothing fits that statement better than understanding how to plan and structure your training. Before we start it is important to understand that if you are just starting out it will take time to build the experience and knowledge to become proficient…

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16 min