Thoughts of the week
How many people do you know are the same as or similar to someone else you know? How many people do you know are completely different and nothing like anyone else?
Who achieves more and offers higher value? Who do you find more interesting?
Unique ideas, original approaches and individual style tend to resonate more, having higher impact on situations and environments. This can be across any field, professional or sport. It is easy to copy someone else, repeating their process, but have much value does that a) give you and b) the people you work and surround yourself with everyday?
“The secret to style is having your own”
When was the last time you asked why? When someone explains something must we always take that as being correct or the best way? Most successful concepts and ideas are simple. They solve a problem, fill a gap for provide a solution that is needed in a particular area.
It’s easy to find the easy way but often harder to find the better way. The most successful athletes that we’ve worked with have had their own independent methods and routines to make them masters of their craft. Not one has been the same. They may share similar traits but truly original in the overall system and process that allows them to perform at the highest possible level, more importantly, in a treatable way.
Throwing the baby out with the bath water is not always the way. Sometimes keeping it simple is best option. But sometimes it’s not. There may be more than one way to do something and finding the other ones is the hard part. Our programs and pathways are designed to be logical and progressive in what, we believe, is the best way to achieve that particular goal.
So next time you are faced with a challenge, need to solve a problem, produce at piece of work, run a meeting or coach an athlete use the skills you already posses but be different…
Exercise of the week
Development | Strength | Push | Horisontal | Level 1 | A to E | Progressions
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Wall (A)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Incline (B)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Flat (C)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Decline (D)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Weighted (E1)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Medicine ball (E2)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | TRX (E3)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Chest press | Dumbbells (E4)
- Push | Horisontal | Push up | Alternating chest press | Dumbbells (E5)
Find out more about this program here
Recipe of the week
Cajun chicken with mixed vegetable quinoa & roasted new potatoes
- Quarter new potatoes & lightly coat with coconut oil, paprika, pepper plus a pinch of salt
- Spread evenly over a baking tray & bake for 20-30mins depending on size, rotate half way through cooking
- Rub enough coconut oil on chicken breasts to make the seasoning stick (we used Cajun spices)
- Either grilled in oven or lightly fry in pan
- Cook quinoa as directed on packaging, adding a small amount of vegetable stock to the water for more flavour
- Heat olive oil, garlic & ginger in separate pan then add chopped vegetables (we used carrots, peas, corn, red pepper & broccoli)
- Plate & serve
Find out more about our nutrition plans here