Harness Nerves, Don’t Handle Them

Harness Nerves, Don’t Handle Them

Only this past weekend I was fortunate enough to take part in the inaugural “Durban WODWars” competition. A race-based functional fitness test that drew participants from a variety of backgrounds. Each race was unique and offered a set of challenges to address all...
Mental Toughness – What, How, Why

Mental Toughness – What, How, Why

Mental Toughness is that elusive X-factor that’s spoken about whenever we witness a great performance, an effort that transcends skill and circumstance. It’s what people want but don’t know how to get. People ask if Mental Toughness (MT) can be taught. My belief is...
PED’s and Sport. Why Do We Care?

PED’s and Sport. Why Do We Care?

PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs). Steroids. SARM’s (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators). Drugs. Cheating. Testosterone. EPO. WADA. USADA. The list of catch-phrases and trigger-words goes on and on. It’s almost as long as the debate over their place in sport has...
Don’t Join a Gym, Unless…

Don’t Join a Gym, Unless…

I’ve been in the “fitness industry” for 12 years now. I’ve heard almost every imaginable reason people have come up with to join a gym. I’ve also heard pretty much all the excuses people have come up with as to why they’re quitting the gym/training/whatever, but most...