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Start Early

Thoughts of the week

“Start early”

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When do you get most stuff done? Morning for some, evening for others, both for a select majority!

Lifestyle, work, family and location all pay a big part in forming daily routines but personality type can be a more distinctive factor.

‘Morningness’ or ‘eveningness’ vary five main personality traits; conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and openness to experience. Your preferred wake up or productivity time will vary depending where you are on the scale with these.

Higher ‘eveningness’ tend to display less intense behaviours of these traits and higher ‘morningness’ tend to display more, but most people exhibit characteristics of both!

Over time people also show a shift from ‘eveningness’ to ‘morningness. This is largely due schedules getting busier, life responsibilities increasing and wanting to do more in a day to increase quality of life.

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else

We have done so many things over the last ten years as a company….worked with some incredible athletes, learned about many different sports, been to a lot of different countries, taken on endless challenges, celebrated huge success, commiserated huge loss, come up with some great ideas, made handfuls bad decisions…but we’re still going and each day is a better one!

The main reason for success and growth is setting higher goals to achieve more. This now always involves starting something as early as possible to finish sooner. Obstacles can come from anywhere and everywhere which can disrupt progress and set you off track. If you’ve already got started these matter less, if you haven’t they matter more.

Whatever your goals are, wherever you live, however difficult daily life gets we bet you’ll be a lot more productive, happier and content if you start early…

Exercise of the week

Development | Strength | Pull | Horisontal | Level 1 | A to E | Progressions
  • Push | Horisontal | Incline inverted barbell row | Hands under shoulders | Feet outside hips (A) – not in above video
  • Push | Horisontal | Flat supine barbell row | Hands under shoulders | Knees bent | Feet outside hips (B)
  • Push | Horisontal | Flat supine barbell row | Hands under shoulders | Legs straight | Feet under hips (C)
  • Push | Horisontal | Flat supine barbell row | Hands outside shoulders | Legs straight | Feet under hips (D)
  • Push | Horisontal | TRX | Row (E)

Find out more about this program here

Recipe of the week

White fish with vegetable quinoa & bok choy

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  • Season 2 medium size white fish fillets with olive oil, salt, pepper & fresh red chilli, wrap loosely in foil parcels, then bake in the oven for 20 mins
  • Bring vegetable stock to the boil, add in quinoa then reduce then simmer for 20 mins
  • Chop up vegetables of choice in to small pieces (we used red pepper, spring onion, & cherry tomatoes)
  • After 10 mins heat olive oil & garlic in pan then & in and lightly stir fry vegetables for a further 10 mins. In last 2 mins add in pieces of bok choy until they change colour
  • Drain any left over stock in quinoa pan
  • Combine all ingredients together, garnish with fresh lime & serve

Find out more about our nutrition plans here

Training song of the week

Guilty party – Thunder Jackson

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