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Mindsetmotivation

Night-time Routines for Winners Prior planning prevents poor performance, or so the saying goes. Another popular expression is fail to plan, plan to fail. There is a reason these sayings are so popular – they’re true! If you want tomorrow to go as well as possible, you need to start preparing the night before. Get into the habit of following the same routine each night, and you will soon find that good days are not a rarity but become your new norm.    Make your breakfast  This might seem like an odd way to end your day, but it ensures tomorrow...

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MindsetmotivationSwimming

Most branches of the armed services have to demonstrate confidence in the water. From amphibious operations to self-preservation and lifesaving, you never know when you will be required to enter a body of water and swim.  Some people are naturally confident in water. They are often strong swimmers, but swimming ability and water confidence are not always related. It’s one thing to be confident and strong in a pool, but what about in the middle of the open sea?  Here are four ways to get more confident in the water. #1 Breathe, breathe, BREATHE! One of the first things that...

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MindsetTraining

Sleep is a luxury many of us can't afford. Work, training, a social life – all of these things take time, and when time is short, it's all too easy to skimp on sleep. Unfortunately, being sleep deprived can reduce productivity, make it harder to concentrate, and even affect your health. There will always be times when you have to get by on less sleep, but that doesn’t mean you should do it all the time. Here are seven strategies for getting more sleep. You might end up with fewer hours awake per day, but those hours will be much...

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ConditioningMobilityRunningTraining

Sprinting is a fundamental skill. Like swimming, being able to build a fire, and make a shelter, it’s a skill that could save your life. Sprinting is also a kick-ass workout! However, before you head to the track to work on your sprint, it’s important to make sure you go about your workout the right way. Sprinting is surprisingly intense, and a lot of wannabe Usain Bolts end up pulling a hammy or tearing a groin the moment they pick up the pace.  Here are seven tips for making your sprint workouts as safe and productive as possible.  1) WARM...

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ConditioningTraining

People who exercise regularly can be a pretty stubborn bunch. I should know; I’m one of them! That stubbornness is a good thing when it comes to training consistently but can cause problems when you are ill or injured as it may make you reluctant to miss a workout. Sometimes it’s okay to exercise through illness or injury, but other times it just makes things worse and could even delay your recovery. The trick is knowing when it’s okay to soldier on, and when retreat is your better option.    Let’s talk about illness first…  As a rule, if an...

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