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…

What does fitness look like to you?

What does fitness look like to you? If you had asked me this question a couple of years ago my answer would be completely different than it is now. The reason being, is that much like anything else in life, my perception of what it means to be fit has adapted and evolved and will…

Stressing out!

What do you think of when you read or hear the word stress? Our current outlook that we have towards stress is a negative one and today, like any other day I feel that this is something that we should attempt to unpack a little bit more. If we were to take a look into…

Chasing Progress

The pursuit of perfection is something that so many of us often get caught up in while in reality there is no room for that sort of pursuit in this game that we're playing. Perfection does not exist. How many times have you found yourself waiting for the perfect time to do something, for the…

What happens when hard work doesn’t pay off?

We've all heard the saying before that hard work pays off. But, what happens when it doesn't? What happens when everything that we were working towards comes crashing down? What happens when we don't end up achieving that thing that we were working so hard for in the first place? What happens when, despite our…

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…