Think about it: What do you need to perform optimally in your life?
Would you benefit from being stronger? Almost certainly. What if you were better conditioned, faster? You’d never miss the bus again. What if you could move better and didn’t have to limber up before picking those dirty socks off the floor? What if you could eat in a way that kept you in shape year round and could go out for a meal without having to worry about whether what you eat was going to add digits to the number on the scale? If you were confident in yourself and didn’t beat yourself up over every minor transgression, that would be awesome, right?
But is this even possible?
This is the meaning behind Life Performance Training. By balancing your fitness, nutrition, and mindset you can perform to the best of your ability at LIFE. Your life. Whatever that looks like. You are prepared physically and mentally for whatever life throws at you. You are strong enough to walk up the hill with your child on your back and ready-to-bust shopping bags in each hand (drawing on experience here), to cope with unexpected stresses (ranging from car breakdowns to relationship breakdowns), and to lift a fully loaded barbell off the floor. You are conditioned to run for the train, chase after your goals, or sprint high intensity intervals. You can move freely, move on, and perform all manner of gymnastic-karate-hop movements across the gym floor.
Like this cat.
This blog will teach you how to do all this. It’ll also tell you about my daily (ok, hourly) struggles and fuck-ups, and my occasional successes and celebrations. You will be advised on how to get stronger, fitter, more mobile, eat well in a way that works for you, and improve your mindset. I say advised, because that’s what this is. The application of this advice is down to YOU. Only you can make this happen, I can’t do it for you. But I can point you in the right direction and walk alongside you for a lot of the way.
I have come a long way from who I was 10 years ago, 5 years ago, and even 1 year ago, or to put it another way: my life performance has improved immensely. I still have a long road ahead to get to where I want to be.
I have lofty ambitions, but my focus is always on the next step; lest I fall.
(I’m so profound.)
Join me on this journey, won’t you?
Yes, this is me with my bongos. Yes, I did flash my nipple at you in my opening post – you’re welcome. And yes, my tattoo does say “bad to the bone”. More on that in a future post.