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Circuit Training and Track October

Saturday 11 October:

Weight Training starts at 10:30 with Sutts. Do not be late. All Group 1 athletes must attend unless I’ve already excused you.

Monday 13th October:

Circuit Training at Bishops Wordsworth School.


Mandatory for Group 1 athletes (unless I’ve exempted you). All other groups it is optional but advised.

Conscious Competence: Week 1 training summary

Week 1 of the season has gone well so far and we’ve started to move to conscious competence which is our aim for Xmas.

All the coaches have seen the direct effects of the new movement challenges and preparation, as I’m sure some of you have. The new movement patterns won’t automatically embed themselves though. Just because we see it in the preparation work, in the sessions doesn’t mean you’ve learned it.

There are four stages of skill acquisition as follows:

Unconscious Incompetence:

This means you can’t do something, or you don’t have a particular skill, but you don’t know. This is where we were before we started this training season. You didn’t realise until Craig came how poor the back side mechanics were.

Conscious Incompetence:

This is where we are now. You know you are struggling to learn a new movement pattern, but it’s difficult. It feels clumsy because you have to concentrate on the movement. It feel slow.

Conscious Competence:

This will be the future state where you can perform the movement when you mean to but if you stop thinking about it, you will lapse back into “bad habits”.

Unconscious Competence.

This is where the movement patter is so ingrained it feels natural. Like folding your arms. It’s an unconscious movement. You don’t think about it. Try folding them the other way.  If you are normal left over right, try right over left and see how it feels.

Weird right? Thats what we are trying to do at the moment. We’ve made you change arms (figuratively) and we won’t finish until you forget that you’re even doing the new movement, but this will take time.


The biggest thing you can do to accelerate this is to practice. If you feel you are struggling then practise at home. Do the “channel 4’s” with the thigh slap. At home, in your bedroom. You can do them on the sport. You will learn the movement and it will start to get easier.


(Fun) Wisdom Quotes from Last Night’s Beast Camp

cropped-newlogo4-e1380690978532.jpgLast night’s session was pretty epic.

Wisdom Quotes

Here are some of the motivational words of unwisdom that were shouted at you during training. Feel free to steal them and reuse them:

Second is just first loser.

Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

Sweat is just your fat crying.

Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.

Once it gets really tough, push harder, go faster. It makes it feel easier because it’s a mental trick.

Don’t worry about education. Who ever got anywhere with education. Focus on your sport!

Don’t let your body tell you you’re weak.  Own it.


Trey Hardee 2 Minute Abs

Some of you have asked for it so here it is. The Trey Hardee Abs video.

trey hardee2 minutes. That’s all it is. You could do this on a lunch break, in the morning, hell, you could even do it on a tea break!

It would make beast camp easier!

Trey Hardee Abs video

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Has your ship come in yet?

Has you ship come in yet? Really?

There you are, patiently waiting for it to come along and pick you up and it hasn’t happened.

Of course it hasn’t. Opportunity NEVER comes knocking. Not really. YOU create opportunities.

ship come in
Has you ship come in yet?

If you ship hasn’t come in, swim out to it!

Stop waiting, take the bull by the horns and take charge of your sporting destiny.

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Success by Purposeful Practise

Success is doing things correctly, over and over again. Remember practice makes permanent!


Achieve Success

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No limits sports – do what people say you can’t do

Never be limited by what other people think you can’t do. Be inspired by it. Prove them wrong. Set yourself no limits sports don’t need them.

No-one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

Don’t give them that permission.

Sports Motivation

No Limits Sports

Limitations are for people that don’t have a dream, or that don’t know how to dream. Start no limits sports. Impose no limits on yourself. Do everything and blow the doubters away.

Make your dream a reality.

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Inspirational motivational video

Inspirational motivational video

One of the best motivation video ever. Who knows what it’s advertising. Who cares.

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motivation video
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