On Confidence

What do Bill Gates, Lebron James, and Matt Fraser all have in common–aside from being awesome at what they do and having a huge fan base? While these individuals, like each of us, differ in background, strengths, weaknesses, shape and size, they all share at least one common characteristic: the ability to maintain self-confidence in…

Do the thing that scares you the most!

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."- Helen Keller As I sit here writing this, I'm currently facing another move to a new city in under a months time. If you've been following along for the last few years you know…

The pursuit of the logical thing to do.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard…

Specificity Reigns Supreme

If we want to get better at doing something, I think it's pretty safe to say that a lot of us know that we have to actually do that thing. No, the majority of us can't wake up and walk into a gym and squat 200kg without having ever squatted before. Sorry to burst your…

Not all physical activity is created equal.

What do you think about when you see the word "conditioning"? Did it have something to do with cardio? I wouldn't blame you if that's what first came to mind. We like using definitions here so lets take a look into what our working definition of conditioning is. Conditioning as defined by the Oxford Dictionary,…

Using cues to increase performance.

If you've ever found yourself playing a sport or in a gym somewhere you've probably at some point been given a piece of information that related to your performance of a skill or movement. For the purpose of this post we'll call this piece of information the 'feedback' that is meant to direct your attention…

Processing your outcome

"Training is a lot like hiking, you don't start off by hiking Everest. You must first develop the capacity to do so. So you start small, with something that will challenge your current capacity. From there you keep adjusting and finding higher mountains to climb. Each summit you continue to conquer leading up to Everest…