Once the idea of a training goal has become set in someone’s mind, they’ll usually start to draw up an action plan of their route to success. In a heightened state of motivation to get after their new goal with vim and vigour, they go from zero to 100 immediately… “I’ll train 5 days a week, do active recovery runs on rest days and stretch every evening before bed”.Continue reading
Take a second to define your perception of normal.
Truth is, there is no constant normal. Normal is your environment, at that given moment. I had gone from the comfort of my barracks in sleepy Rutland, training twice a day and playing with fast jets, to living on high alert with a weapon system strapped to my leg permanently for 6 months; literally overnight. This is not to brag, this is to say that often the most rewarding experiences and situations are those you are thrust into at an explosive pace, with little time to adjust, so rather than mull over the safest course of action you react instinctively. In human nature it is widely accepted that there are two natural reactions, fight or flight.Continue reading
Lockdown for most means more time spent sedentary at home with those biscuits calling to us when we have our brew. The extra calories coupled with less movement means our weight can quickly creep up at a time of year when most of us just want to kick those 2021 goals into touch.Continue reading