I heard a great quote the other day, I’m not sure who said it but it went something like this – “We teach what we wish we had of learned.”
I look at our younger siblings now and wonder what kind of athlete they’re going to be. What kind of athlete they'll be with the good nutrition advice, guidance on establishing a positive mindset and structured S&C work - all from the age of 12 or 13.
And forget just being an athlete for minute, what kind of human will they be from years of discipline, dedication and hard work?
Another passage I like to think of comes from Seneca. It sums up our desire to teach what we know with no expectation of anything in return.
“Indeed I desire to transfer every one of them to you; part of my joy in learning is that it puts me in a position to teach; nothing, however outstanding and however helpful, will ever give me any pleasure if the knowledge is to be for my benefit alone. If wisdom were offered me on the one condition that I should keep it shut and not divulge it to anyone, I should reject it. There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with.”
Seneca – Letters from a Stoic – Letter VI
We sincerely hope the information we put out helps you every now and again.
With that being said, here’s a few things we’ve learned from our own study and experience in the industry.
If it’s important, do it everyday.
Habits and systems should be prioritised (ahead of goal setting)
Adherence is more important than the details of the training or nutrition plan.
Consistency is more important than volume or intensity. (Little and often over the long haul)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Health and fitness is simple, but not easy.