We all travel a lot more than we used to and it is epic. However along with our increased travel is the increased dilemma of what to eat and what training to do when you are traveling. Then of course you have a meltdown on what to pack, how many sets of running kit and so the list goes on.This year I have been on half a dozen trips to various countries ranging from the French Alps to the beauty that is Malawi. For the most part I have eaten clean food (yeah I have had some cheats which I talk about in this show) and on all trips I have trained in some shape or form. For those of you that have been following the show for a while you will pretty much know I have a rule of only taking hand luggage and it has to be 10kg or less. So here are my tips in the hope that you guys can continue to enjoy travel but travel light, eat well and stay active on your trips.
This show is full of simple advice that you can action right away in your life. Keph knows about hard work but the way he talks makes you believe you can achieve pretty much anything. Here are some of the call out topics we discussed in the show:
-Being competitive since chilhood
-A desire to get better everyday
-Getting out there and enjoying yourself
-If it means something you will find a way
This years CrossFit games came to an end last Sunday after 4 days of what can only be described as brutal competition. The format of the 2019 season was new which saw 150 individual males and the same number of females from around the world toe the start line at this the most sought after event on the CrossFit calendar. There was no room for errors as the field starts to get cut from event 1 and continued to be almost halved every event for the next 5 events until after the first event on Saturday morning just 10 males and 10 females were left in the CrossFit games.There has been a backlash of comments around the world in CrossFit communities and as you could expect throughout social media as everyone had an opinion (athletes included) as to if this was the right way to find the fittest on earth for 2019. In this show we talk over the events, the cuts, whats been said by who and the fact the the winners of the 2019 CrossFit games both male and female as the same champions that we have seen reign supreme for the last few years…….so was it the ultimate test of fitness?
"Mental strength" is a phrase that we hear more now than ever when it not only comes to sports but also to various aspects of life. We often hear of people “mentally” breaking down or not being tough enough even though physically they have the capacity to keep going in no matter what it is they are trying to achieve. It is no surprise therefore that the question on the tip of everyones tongue is “how do we train our mind?”So here it is podcast 550 another milestone in the InnerFight podcast history and what better to do than answer that question and discuss mental strength as we chat about:
-Starting with who you are
-Big and small goals
-Planning things to test you
Dr Cameron Nichol has been on the InnerFight podcast 3 times now and each and every time delivers amazing things. In today's show we are throwing it back to when he appeared on the show in just our 203rd episode way back in 2016. We chatted about:
-Making the Great Britain Olympic team
-Enjoying what you do
-Getting better at rowing in CrossFit
-His best single piece of advice for life
Edson was just 3 years old when he lost his father and 16 when his mother passed away from tuberculosis but that is not unusual for the people of Malawi where life is hard, disease is rife and life expectancy is low. Being dealt the cards he was Edsons life could have turned out very different if it were not for his amazing personality and attitude. He has an incredible energy about him and a very interesting vision for his future and the future of his family and ever growing international trail running friends. This is Edson and his story shot right from the heart of Malawi. In places it is a bit raw but it is real. Enjoy the show.
We spoke to Boz back in March in show 514 just after she had qualified for The Games. That seems so far back now as in just a few days time she will take the competition floor at the top of her sport, quite an achievement in itself.In this show we catch up with Boz to hear all about her preparation for the games that she has gone through over the last 3 months, how she has changed her life, her schedule and in turn her mindset.
A lot of people talk about losing fitness, for some it is a fad, for others an excuses, for many it is real. But what does it really mean and how do we measure it. These questions and a load more were posed to us by a listener which in reflection we thought were super interesting questions and could be questions that a load of people have and therefore we have dedicated a whole show to address this.
It’s been a while since we have done a listener Q&A and looking back over the number of questions that people send through to us on various platforms it only made sense to make this weeks show a listener Q&A. We also go through a number of updates at the gym as we have various events going on, new coaches making it happen and classes that you should know about.