A little more to steroids in sport than may meet the eye!

If you are reading this post then there is a great chance that you have had the Lance Armstrong drug case pop up somewhere in some form of media in your life at some stage in the last few weeks. I guess what everyone wants to know but will really never know is the truth about what happened.

Well I have been doing some more digging into drugs in sport and have read extensively the varied opinions of corruption and organized cheating in many sports, non more than cycling. As luck would have it a mail drops into my inbox this week telling me to listen to the Joe Rogan podcast featuring Victor Conte a mastermind of the performance enhancing business and someone who spent time in jail for his involvement in it!

Ladies and gentlemen do yourself a favor. Listen to the podcast and click on some of the below links!

Athletes searching for drugs

Is MMA clean?

Should performance enhancing drugs be legal?

I do not condone the use of performance enhancing drugs and of course I do not believe everything I read but get ready to have your eyes opened a little bit wider….

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Going corporate

Recently I was addressing over 250 executives in one of the regions largest companies. The message was very clear………We were not put on this earth to be average and achieve average things in our lives. We have the opportunity to be amazing, do amazing things and have an amazing life. One of the key factors in achieving our amazing is our physical capacity. Take care of this and you are on the way to living your dreams……..

Corporate

Are you lacking motivation and direction in life? Do you need to right your physical capacity and start living the life you deserve? If so get in touch with Marcus!

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Less training for bigger results with Ben Greenfield

In this podcast I talk to Ben Greenfield about shorter training times for bigger results

Podcast #30: Play | Listen in iTunes

See Ben’s pre podcast recovery solution: CLICK HERE

Below are links to sites discussed during the podcast:

Runervals

Triathlon Dominator

Tri Ripped

Wetronome

The apps we discussed are:

Heart Rate

Stress Check

The sleep quality device discussed can be found here: Fitbit

The worlds toughest footrace….

It was awesome to catch up with Sam Fanshawe  from “Racing The Planet” before the start of the Sahara race on Sunday 28th October, enjoy the audio interview.

Podcast #29: Play | Listen in iTunes

Use the below links to find out more about the race and InnerFight’s Doris Matlok who is running the race for a great cause.

4 Deserts homepage

Follow the race live here

Send InnerFight athlete Doris  a good luck mail here

Read Doris’s daily blog from the race here

Doris’s story:

What about a 250km run in 7 days

Run across the Sahara

Contribute to the charity that Doris is raising funds for here

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This weeks InnerFight training 28-10-2012

Day 1: In the Beginning

Day 2: Lift Dead

Day 3: Circuit of Love

Day 4: Rockstar

Day 5: The Shwan

“You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be – in baseball and in life.” -Pete Rose

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InnerFight founder Marcus Smith is a high performance coach with a wide array of clients on all matters related to performance. For more information how he can help you increase your performance contact him direct at ms@innerfight.com

It all starts with the Physical

If you haven’t realised the importance that your physical capacity plays in your performance in life then just have a look at this pyramid below that makes it all very clear.

Simply put, our physical capacity fuels our performance in all other areas of life. If you can not cope physically then your emotional, mental and spiritual capacity really don’t matter. Simple example is that you can be the smartest cookie off the block but my friend if you can not keep your eyes open at your desk by lunchtime due to a weight, exercise or food issue then all those hours spent at Harvard are not going to help at all.

If you have ever worked out regularly or still do then I am sure you will be able to relate to the great feeling you get once your workout is complete. I am not going to tell you that you have to enjoy getting up early or heading to the gym at the end of a hard day’s work but few will argue that they don’t feel good after the workout! This is because of the chain of positive reactions that occur in the body as a result of physical exercise. And yes believe it or not these feelings and benefits spill over into many other aspects of our lives.

Your physical capacity is related to; your level of physical activity, nutrition, rest and recovery. So start by checking if these are in order. Are you physically active 3-4 times per week? Is your nutrition good? Are you getting 7-9 hours per night of quality sleep? A global benchmark to measure these is body weight and more specifically body composition, knowing how much of your body is muscle and how much is fat. (Another one is performance which I will address in a later post.)

The positive impact in peoples live that I have seen when they address their physical capacity is phenomenal. Their work life improves, their family life improves, their social life improves and there appetite for life on the whole goes through the roof. If you are sat starting down at a little bit of extra junk in the trunk it’s time to realize how much that is limiting you and time to get out and do something about it.

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InnerFight founder Marcus Smith is a high performance coach with a wide array of clients on all matters related to performance. For more information how he can help you increase your performance contact him direct at ms@innerfight.com
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