Extreme Sports Performance | Alternative Route
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Alternative Route

Thoughts of the week

“Alternative route”


There are many routes we take in our life…to work…back home…making decisions…building relationships…in sport….when training…choosing a career path…what’s best for our family etc.

Depending on the context, how often do you take the same route or follow the same process? Do you know why you do so? Are there any alternatives?

All of the best opportunities that we have had with our company have been the result of randomly taking alternative routes at different points in time; people we’ve met, places we’ve been, jobs we’ve done, success we’ve encountered.

There’s not often an explanation as to why positive outcomes have happened this way and there is no guarantee that they won’t sometimes be negative, but we’ve know that if we had kept on the same route without occasionally differing, things would be a lot different.

The one consistent that we always ensure is a primary foundation of hard work, consistency, honesty and perseverance. This can apply to any scenario. You may not see the results straight away, or as soon as you want to, but keep patient with the end goal in mind.

Start right now no matter where you are, what you’re doing, time of day. Take an alternative route and see what happens…

Exercise of the week

Dynamic | Strength | Single leg | Squat | A to B | Progressions
  • Barbell on back | Uneven fixed weight (A1)
  • Barbell in catch position | Uneven fixed weight (A2)
  • Barbell overhead | Uneven fixed weight (A3)
  • Barbell on back | Uneven moving weight (B1)
  • Barbell in catch position | Uneven moving weight (B2)
  • Barbell overhead | Uneven moving weight (B3)

Find out more about this program here

Recipe of the week


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  • Preheat oven to 200 deg.
  • In a pan fry off chopped white onion, crush garlic & diced red chilli in a generous amount of olive oil for 5 mins.
  • Add drained chickpeas to pan & heat for an additional 5 mins.
  • Add diced tomatoes in addition then season with cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt & black pepper. Stir well, turn down heat & simmer for 10 mins.
  • Add 3 big handfuls of sliced swiss chard & wait until it cooks down
  • Transfer mixture into a large glass oven proof dish then make 4-6 hollowed out wells to add the roar eggs to.
  • Place in oven & leave to bake for a further 15-20 mins until whites are set with the yokes still slightly runny.
  • Serve portions directly from dish ensuring each contains at least one egg

Find out more about our nutrition plans here

Training song of the week

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

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