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Three important lessons you can learn from athletes & apply them to your life.

Morning all,
 
It’s fair to say we admire athletes.
 
Not simply for the way they can bring people together with their astonishing achievements or world record breaking efforts, it’s also because they’re humans, just like us.
 
They might be faster, stronger, more dedicated and generally better in every aspect, however they’re still human 😂
 
As such here are three things you can take away from them and apply to your life for the better.
 
1 – They do what they need to do regardless of how they feel.
 
Athletes don’t make excuses, not really, they just get on with the task as hand, unlike you.
 
Nothing stands in their way of achieving their goal, now before you start saying “I have a job, house etc etc”, did you know that until they make it BIG, so do they.
 
The difference is that they kept moving forwards, even when life problems cropped up, they still struggled on.
 
This is a lesson you’d do well to listen to and apply.
 
2 – They always have a plan.
 
Now this plan might not be of their of imagination, it might be something of a coaches/mentors design.
 
The point is this, the have one and as such also have answers for when the plan starts to fall apart or needs adapting.
 
Average people don’t have a plan, they try and wing it, unsuccessfully I might add.
 
If you can’t create a plan yourself, don’t stress, ask someone for help, get yourself a mentor/coach, in the long run it will be worth it, trust me.
 
If you want people to put their faith in you, you must also eb willing to put your faith in others.
 
3 – There is only the next mission.
 
Now I could have used the word goal, however goal is meek because everyone has a goal, several in fact, of which many go unachieved.
 
Athletes have a mission, one that is fuelled by a passion and drive that is above and beyond what many can comprehend.
 
They just do things because it’s just what they do.
 
It’s all they know.
 
Taking a page out of this book and developing your own indomitable spirit is something that would benefit you in a multitude of ways ranging from more conviction in your decisions to an unwavering resolve to stick with something, for better or worse.
 
If you take these simple lessons and apply even on to your life, you’ll be several steps ahead of a great many people, just have some faith in yourself and do it.
 
Bonus lesson – They know when enough is enough.
 
Now it would be great to think that we can overcome any limitation, any barrier, break any & all plateaus, however that is just not true, it’s a fools dream.
 
This also relates to being at the top too.
 
Even the worlds best athletes know they have limits that they will not exceed, this is where they have a large support network of coaches, mentors, friends and close family to help them see the perspectives that they might be blind to themselves.
 
Sometimes a dream might just not be in your grasp, however that doesn’t mean you give up entirely, you just accept that enough is enough and rather than giving up, you refocus and look towards the next mission.
 
You might be the one to do it all and change the world, even with such an achievement there will be a limit to how long you can stay their, int he end you will need to accept enough is enough and step down.
 
Just like a world champion that retires so the new blood can come through, they don’t disappear, they just change their place in the play and become the mentor/coach.
 
Giving up never did anyone any good, however neither did trying to achieve something that was never in their reach to begin with or holding on to a glory longer than they should.
 
Learn to accept what is, what isn’t and what will never be.
 
Smile at these things, embrace or let them go.
 
All glories must fade, enjoy them while you can and let go when you must.
 
Enjoy,
Ross

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Ladies Who Lift.

Ladies what lift, this post is for you.

How many of you have heard of the Female Athlete Triad?

Despite it’s name it has nothing to do with any criminal organisations, well, not to my knowledge anyway, but I might be wrong.

What is is specifically?

The Female Athlete Triad is a syndrome of three interrelated conditions, the severity can vary depending on the level of said female athlete.

What does the Triad consist of exactly?

  • Energy Deficiency with or without Disordered Eating
  • Menstrual Disturbances/Amenorrhea
  • Bone Loss/Osteoporosis

Now this is normally more common in ladies who compete at a higher level, however, with the sudden popularity of ladies who want to compete in physique shows etc I have been seeing signs of this more and more. Keep in mind that I am not discouraging anyone from competing, I think it’s great that people have goals and aspirations however I have seen some people go to extremes and end up in a spot of bother. This post is purely to keep you informed.

You are free to choose what you do, just stay safe.

When you start prepping for a show it’s common to be in an energy/caloric deficit to shift some unwanted body fat. This is normal so long as you keep an eye on what you’re doing and don’t fall victim to the mental illness that can come with it. Often, this can involve a conscious restriction of food intake, problems with body image and a high drive for thinness.  Sometimes, these conditions can lead to sever disordered eating such as eating anorexia or bulimia.

This is the usually the first problem/first apr of the problem. What some people forget is that being in a deficit for a long period of time and not monitoring your nutrient partitioning correctly can lead to Menstrual Disturbances/Amenorrhea. This is the most serious menstrual problem associated with the Triad, it is defined as no menstrual period for 3 months or more, typically as a result of excessively low fats, too much volume and lack of recovery. This can be very hard to come back from if it get’s too severe.

The last part of the Triad is linked with a higher risk for low bone mass leading to weakened bones, basically osteoporosis in its severe form.  This type of bone loss can cause an increased risk of fractures, including stress fractures and ones created by the very sport they love.

It has to be said that this isn’t a new thing and I am sure lots of people are aware of it. Just make sure you’re clued up before you pic a show or sport and start going all out for it.

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