Today is the conclusion of a 5 year journey that’s been absolutely incredible from start to finish, at the age of 33 and looking like a sad Johnny Vegas I stoped listening to naysayers (I’ve literally had people laugh in my face) and enrolled at Bolton Uni in order to follow a career pathway into strength and conditioning for football, in the process I’ve given up a long term relationship, my own home, any sort of personal life, a full time teaching job and any finance I ever had available (best decisions I ever made), so many people’s journey ends at a very young age because they surround themselves with toxic people, even at 38 I’m filled with excitement and happiness at the prospect of the next 50 years working within a profession I’m truly passionate about (might call it a day after that), this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of an amazing group of people (you know who you are), words can’t express my gratitude to you, thank you also to those who have ever trusted and believed in my ability (especially the players and staff at Wigan Athletic ladies and Nottingham Forest ladies), it’s your encouragement that inspires me to keep improving and to continue my development as a student of the game! #neveroutofthefight
There was a period where I just felt fucking awful for myself, pity all of the time. I had gone through a terrible breakup, I was out of the Army, living in my car on some nights with nowhere to go.
When I think of that past, I use it as my weight and I motivate myself to lift higher than those troubled days where I let myself go. It gives me control over those situations and it’s a validation of how far I’ve come to living out of my car to owning my own life and income. I’ve had people tell me, “You can’t do it, you can’t do this.” When you meet people that tell you that? Just remember, they can’t do it and they definitely don’t want you to SUCCEED in doing it. If the cost of your success is making them feel in inadequate in their insecurities? Then you make them feel inadequate.
A lot of chest was done today.
100 pull ups
100 push ups
100 KB swings
With 20lb vest.
The vest felt heavy today... embrace it.
Video shows the last 10 pull-ups then directly into the push ups.
Pull ups took me about 18min.
Really trying not to rip my hands.
18 - 21:37 push-ups
21:40 - 25:37 KB swings
Numbers were written down but don’t remember off the top.
The pull ups felt slow today.
2nd slide is the outline of today’s session but I wanted to focus on proper warm up and movement preparation.
It’s important to go through your warm ups at an easy pace that’s priming your body and central nervous system for the damage that’s about to be done.
It took more just over 10min to complete.
Incorporate movements and stability positions that relate to that days session.
I’m also starting to add hip escapes and other jiujitsu movements just for body flow and repetition.
Find a source of #motivation or #inspiration that can tackle the pain that life throws at you. “Life is about progression, not perfection.” If you know someone that’s having a tough time dealing with hardship in their life, kick something motivational to them and push them to find a passion that will never run out. Stay hungry, stay humble, keep your chin up high and your happiness higher #foxfitness
This is my client and friend Deno. He sells Heineken by day and smashes weight by night.
On a serious note. This guy is one of the toughest dudes I know. Besides the physical pain he pushes through every day, he also deals with an immeasurable amount of emotional pain. I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. I pray I never have to. This man lives with that pain every day of his life.
But he carries on, and fights, and grinds, and makes the most of every single day. That’s a warrior.
He honors the memory of his daughter every single day with his character, work ethic, loyalty, and passion for life. I am grateful to call him my friend. This post goes out to Deno and all the other parents who have lost a child. You are never out of the fight.