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Weights Vs Bodyweight

Body weight training is generally considered something for beginners who are not ready for heavy weights.  Another commonly held concept is that weight training is for muscular strength and body weight is for muscular endurance, or for conditioning for sports such as boxing or martial arts. The muscle fiber is the basic component that allows…

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The Power Of Lifting

I’m an advocate of any form of exercise that gets people up, out and moving, but for myself, I’ve always been a big fan of weight lifting and resistance training and it seems the tide is finally changing when it comes to how weight training is perceived. For a long time there has been a…

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Resilience

Today I’m going to look health and performance from another point of view, resilience, which is defined as: The ability of an individual to endure the trials of life, to rebound from adversity and make a fresh start after trauma. Resilience refers to how well you can deal with and bounce back from the difficulties…

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Happiness Is Not The Result Of Success

In our #HWPO article I talked about the value of hard work combined with the fact you have to ensure you are also replenishing your mental and physical energy tanks to avoid declining performance and burnout. Part of the article was written by our resident mindset coach Tom Foxley who mentioned the following: “The big…

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Fasting

“There is nothing new, except what has been forgotten” Marie Antoinette For a long time I was a firm believer in two points when it came to eating: Never miss breakfast: Starting the day with a good breakfast is essential for firing up your metabolism, and giving you energy for the day. Eating every 3…

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Tracking Training

Simple actions can often be the most powerful if they applied correctly and consistently. For example good quality sleep can be transformative for health and performance. But for some reason we love to overcomplicate things, perhaps because simple isn’t ‘sexy’. Or maybe because we believe that simple can’t be effective.  When it comes to training…

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Sleep

“If you told an athlete you had a treatment that would reduce the chemicals associated with stress, that would naturally increase human growth hormone, that enhances recovery rate, that improves performance, they would all do it. Sleep does all of those things.” Casey Smith, Head Athletic Trainer, Dallas Mavericks In the world of health sleep…

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Evolutionary Habits & Modern Health

“In unambiguous terms, we are genetically wired to eat simple, unprocessed foods, and to expend a fair amount of energy in that process (walk, run, lift, carry, dance!).” Robb Wolf   BUT before you switch off this is not an email about how we should all go completely ‘primal’, but rather a look at some…

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Zanshin

I have written about 3 topics recently that all tie into the concept of improvement. The dictionary definition of improvement is:  “the act or process of improving (to enhance in value or quality : make better)” Personally I believe that the ‘act’ of improvement comes from the ‘process’ of improving And that’s because becoming the…

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What Is TNE?

This week I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain where the idea for The Natural Edge came from and what our philosophy is. The Natural Edge was born from the belief that we have all the potential for great health and exceptional performance within us. It is wired into our DNA and when…

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