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I Don’t Want To Kitesurf…

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“I don’t want to kite, I just want to stay in bed”

I couldn’t believe my ears! We’d been locked up for 2 months, only able to go to the supermarket and back and now the Government had finally decided we could go kiting, albeit with the restriction that we had to do it between 6 – 10 in the morning. (Which to be fair in Spain is deemed the middle of the night!)

So the first day I’d rung up all my mates, my usual kiting crew, to get a bunch of us together to hit the water in style.

And that was the response I got from 6 of them!

I was shocked, I’d expected them all to be as pumped as I was.

After all we’d been dreaming about this moment for 2 months and now it had finally arrived they were going to sleep right through it.

Crazy right?

I went out and despite being a bit rusty and the conditions being far from perfect, the wind was really light, I had the time of my life, the sense of freedom after so long indoors literally made everything worthwhile.

You can see the look of joy of the faces of me and the other kiting buddy I did manage to summon up that morning in this photo:

So why am I telling you this?

Because I see a load of people repeating this pattern in all walks of life.

As an example I see people who really want to get in shape, to get fit, to be stronger, to be able to have more stamina to do their sport for longer and really bring it when they do…

They REALLY want to get started but just can’t find the motivation to get going. And it’s not that these people are lazy, far from it, they are often some of the most successful people I know.

For some it’s an identity thing, they just don’t see themselves as an active person anymore, they used to think of themselves as an athlete but time and a sedentary life have slowly stripped them of it, for some they just can’t seem to ever find the time despite the fact they know if they made it a priority they really could.

For others its ever simpler they don’t really know what to do or even how to really get started without doing a load of research first.

Whereas at the same time there are people who despite not being nearly as successful in life in general are super fit, have the body of their dreams and can pretty much eat whatever they want and still bring it every day on the water.

Would you like to learn how they do it?

When you join our free community “The Pack” you’ll get free and instant access to my latest ebook which shows you exactly how to get the body you want, give you more stamina to do the stuff you love, to give you back your identity as an athlete.

If you’re ready to take your fitness, your health and your body to the next level then there’s never been a better time than right now…

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Oh and this isn’t some fad program, if you’re looking to get fit in 1 week without doing any work then I’m afraid this isn’t for you, if you’re looking for a“work hard and build an awesome body,” program, then I’m your man.

Ok I’m off for my post kite shower,

Sam.

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The Worst Holiday Of My Life

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“Absolutely awful experience, I want my money back.”

My eyes widened in surprise, my jaw dropped almost to the floor.

And this after a week where we had been at the beach for between 6 and 9 hours a day, every day. In my mind it had been as good a week as you could possibly expect and I was certain everyone would have loved it.

I chatted with some of the instructors and all of them told me the same story.

Yes the whole week had been amazing, yes, everyone had progressed a tonne, except for this person (who shall remain nameless, lets. call them X).

Why? I asked.

Because they’d spent most of the time in the bar!

WHAT? I said…

Yeah, for the first 2 days X was loving it, was out every minute, flying up and down and improving rapidly, then day 3 came and they had to wake X up to get them to the beach.

When they got there X had to go and have some breakfast and a few coffees and then came back, set up their kit very slowly, and finally got on the water about 4 hours after arriving at the beach. After about 30 mins X came back off the water, had a sleep and then went and had a few beers.

This set the tone for the entire week.

This very incident forced me to make a change in the way we operated.

You see I was actually quite sympathetic to X’s plight.

I realised that due to the fact that we could be at the beach for up to 8 hours a day, many people just weren’t in good enough physical shape to actually last for an entire week.

They’d love it for the first few days and then it would all catch up them and they’d end up treading water for the rest of the week, not improving and not really enjoying it, which wasn’t what they or I wanted.

So we started preparing people before they came. I would work with them personally to build a program which would get them in great shape, burn through those extra kilos and ultimately give them a LOT more energy and stamina when they actually get on holiday with us so they could perform at 100% for the entire week.

I’ve taken that program, refined it, perfected it and right now you can get it for free when you join our free online community “The Pack,” just click the button below to get instant access…

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Sam.

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Owner of Tantrum & Creator of The NTX System

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What happens if you don’t exercise for 3 years

I’d done no exercise for 3 years….

In that time I’d lost weight and gained back my 6 pack, I hadn’t been ill the entire time, I had loads more energy and I was in a constant good mood.

Wasn’t it supposed to be the other way around?

Lets jump back to a few years before…

When I was training for the Marines I was doing 3 – 5 hours of exercise a DAY.

Circuit classes, jogging, hitting the weights, it was a brutal regime.

I was, in short, ridiculously fit.

I was also constantly ill, grumpy ALL the time, always famished and had no energy for anything else…but hey I was fit, so all was good.

After I left her Majesties Service I naturally let my exercise plan drift a little…well let’s be honest…a lot.

For 3 years I did no formal exercise. Sure I played a bit of sport, did a bit of kiting, walked up and down the beach a LOT chasing students but nothing structured and certainly nothing like the level I’d been doing before.

I expected to get fat, I expected to lose a lot of fitness.

The reverse happened.

  • I lost weight (I’d always had a stubborn bit of puppy fat obscuring my abs which I just couldn’t shift, which just melted away)
  • My moods massively improved. 
  • I didn’t get ill once in the entire 3 years.
  • And when I signed up for a Spartan Race as part of a dare to a friend I found my physical fitness hadn’t degenerated anywhere as near as much as it “should” have.

What was going on?

In medicine there is something called the Minimum Effect Dose for any drug. This is the dose at which this drug gives maximum benefit with minimum side effects.

Once we exceed the MED we are not increasing the benefits of the drug but are increasing the unpleasant and often harmful side effects.

In short ,more is not better.

Now exercise has a MED…and it’s a LOT lower than we think. (I have clients who work out for 15 mins a week and look, feel and perform amazingly!)

Once we exceed the MED we are gaining fewer benefits and massively increasing our chances of injury, DOMS (aching muscles) and overtraining.

If you’re interested to discover how you can exercise less and get bigger benefits by effectively finding your MED for exercise (and a load of other performance enhancing factors) then join our free community. 

Every week in the community I run a free live masterclass where we’ll start building out your own personalised program. 

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Sam
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