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Mental Muscle Training

Many of you know, a little while ago I tackled something dubbed the Extreme 3 Challenge. It involved 2 extreme ultra distance triathlons in Alaska & Canada and an additional 50km Ultramarathon in Southern California all over 3 consecutive weekends. In total the racing included 7km of swimming, 362km of cycling, 138km of running and…

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Pressing Reset

Life is full speed ahead! At 100mph it’s easy to get caught up in the “to do” list. The “honey do” list, the “chores,” hourly work appointments, kids sport, extracurricular activities, fitness training or heaven forbid your own health and wellness appointments. It is way to easy to go from one task to another, never…

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Xtreme Tri Challenge

The stars aligned in 2019, for the first time ever both North American Xtreme triathlons were lining up on back to back weekends. Alaskaman June 29th and Canadaman July 7th. Coincidentally this was the same time we had planned a family holiday for my wife and kids to visit her family in Southern California. Then…

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Run The Peak

The final of my Extreme 3 Challenge. Lake Cuyamaca and Pinnacle Endurance’s ‘Run The Peak‘ 50k. After back to back weekends of Xtreme Ironman distance triathlons I got to admit, I was a little excited to “only” have a 50k run to do…. The week leading up to the race I did zero training. I…

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Reach The Stars By Midnight- Canadaman 2019

Finishing at the top of Mont Mégantic at the observatory, this is the catch phase of this race. For me, life is shooting for the stars- we never know how close we get but we can always try. That’s what this race was all about- trying. No one ever said doing 2 extreme triathlons 1…

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Extreme 3 Endurance- Alaskaman 2019

As the stars happened to align this year I set my sights on tackling 3 extreme endurance races over 3 consecutive weekends. Alaskaman 2019 well and truly started the show! Low and behold, after 32 hours of travel I arrived in Anchorage 3 days before the race. On the midst of their biggest ever heat…

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5 Pillars of Posture

What are they? Why are they so important? “Posture is nature’s way of expressing energy.” Posture, it is something that we can always seek to optimise, but it does take work. If you’re like me, thinking “it is so hard to keep good posture throughout the day how could I possibly work on it?” Sure this…

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt – Strength (Part 3)

Strengthen optimising to correct a posterior pelvic tilt Optimal human functioning and performance is often finding the right combination between length and strength of various parts of the body. When it comes to strengthening, it is best when we have already performed the mobility and rolling work. This strengthening work locks the new shift away…

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt – Stretching (Part 2)

Stretching and rolling your way out of a posterior pelvic tilt A foam roller has two big purposes, the first is as a form of self massage to reduce muscle tension and alleviate tension through hard working muscles. The second and what I believe is more important is how using a foam roller can neurologically…

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt – Mobilise (Part 1)

Carving out 5- 10 minutes each day for deliberate mobility practice can absolutely help reprogram body movement patterns, muscle and nerve tension. Mobility helps to change body postures and positions, especially those that we get stuck in too easily throughout each and every day.   These 4 mobilising drills are a great step in changing…

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