Insights From A Short Getaway

Experiments with Wellness and Short Getaways

This weekend I went to Church Haven with some friends to relax. We only stayed one night and ended up boating for the whole day, the header image does the scenery no justice (Church Haven is a lagoon) and has to be one of the most amazing places on the planet.

In ‘New Years Resolutions, Optimization & Travel‘ I wrote a bit about my desire to take more holidays in 2015 and plan my year better. 2015 has been a good year for me so far and aside from being a little slow with my reading list I know I will catchup soon.

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New Years Resolutions, Optimization and Travel

I am currently sitting below two oak trees in the Drakensberg. I’ve just been Trout fishing under a double rainbow and the air is still very much fresh. It’s 7:35AM and I am the happiest man alive.

I sit here each morning and write, read and meditate. I have been doing so for just over 7 days and I am already loathing my return to civilization. The air here is so clean, each moment so intricate and clear. What a blessing.

As you can clearly see, my mind and heart are clearer than they have been for a few years and I really cannot emphasize how important a little time off can completely change your frame of reference on the world. (more…)

How to Run Faster & Jump Higher In Just 10 Minutes A Day!

Experiments With Running & Obstacle Courses

A few weeks ago I ran the IMPI Challenge. It’s a 13Km run held each year in South Africa. This is how I prepared for the IMPI Challenge with absolutely NO RUNNING! 😀

“The challenge combines trail running with an adventure style obstacle course. Impi is the biggest social, fun but challenging event on the calendar.” More Info. For those of you who dont know, you do not need to prepare for endurance/endurance based events with atypical approaches that leave you injured and ignoring pain.

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How I Tripled My Deadlift PR In 12 Weeks (Not for the faint of heart)

This article is simply used to showcase one method that I have used to improve my RDL. I do not or have never suggested that somebody undertake this style of exercise related progression without the oversight of an experienced coach.

Most ‘trainers’ enter the personal training industry due to a history of sporting or athletic related interests…

They have enjoyed a success which does not represent the ‘average individual’…

If I was to hire a trainer I would want to know that they could illicit the journey they are selling me if they too had a history such as mine. I have suffered a number of injuries over the years including broken clavicles , dislocated knees, plastic surgery to my right hand and a variety of highly preventable sprains. If I want to get a PR in a new lift I want to do it as progressively as possible and with as little risk as needed. Enter…

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Training For The First Time?

Experiments With Training

There was a period where I really just didn’t ‘get’ exercise. Don’t get me wrong, I have spent countless amounts of time reading Strength or nutrition related material but just like you I often find my stumbling block is simply staying motivated. Get your training right the first time around and you will get better results!

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Fatloss Success Stories: Joeline Cornick

Experiments With Fatloss & Performance

Joeline completed her first weight loss challenge in Jan 2013. I am not going to sugar coat the process like so many others do. Where Josh had the Insulin Sensitivity of a new born baby, Joeline and I did not. Fatloss for girls is 1000 times harder than it is for men.

Ladies have so much more to account from a hormonal & lifestyle adjustment standpoint.

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