"When you think you're done, you've just begun"
No matter where you find yourself, no matter how low things are, or how far off the pace you've become, this is a simple yet powerful philosophy, that can only lead to better.
It can be used at a certain point in your career, a particular point in the season, after a particular match, during a match, during a training session....you get the idea
Far too often we get hung up on the past, and it effects our performance negatively.
Learn the lessons,Wipe the slate clean, and start preparing for the future straight away.
We are after experiencing one of the worst weather events in Ireland in decades. While the weather itself was remarkable, what is even more remarkable is the low numbers of fatalities and injuries that it caused.We were hearing from the powers that be for about one week before the storm arrived, how serious it was [...]
February is a funny month. It ends much quicker than every other month. Even though it's only 2 days shorter, it is always ,suddenly, the month March. And it is always a good time to take stock of where you are at.Do you remember the promises you made to yourself at the start of the [...]
Every player has a repertoire of skills, knowledge, techniques and habits ( we'll call them "things they do") that they bring to every match.If we apply what they call 80/20 thinking to analysing this player, it should follow that they will use 20% of these "things they do", 80% of the timeIf you figure out [...]
The ability to run hard, often, is a very important requirement for the modern footballer.Over the last number of years, as the time I can give to training has become less and less, I've always found myself returning to 4 minute repeats. It would generally consist of the following workoutRun for 4 minutes at 90-95% [...]
Recovery is the word on everybody's lips these days, and for good reason. Without adequate recovery, the body finds it harder to return to or improve on pre training/match levels.3 important factors in recovery are proper hydration, proper nutrition, and proper sleep. But there is one key factor that is often overlooked, and that is [...]
While there is little doubt that foam rolling or self myofascial release does work, why it works is often debated among exercise physiologists - By doing our own little bit of research, here are some different positive benefits that rolling has on both the mind and body.1.Improvement in Hydration Quality of the Fascia - Approximately 2/3 of the fascia [...]
If you've ever integrated any kind of running into your training, no doubt you've done intervals of some kind.Here's a set I done last night , with a slight twist.5 mins RollingWarm up - 5 Min Light pace run......10 x 200 M With 1 minute rest between setsCool Down - 5 min Light pace run5 [...]
Upper Body Stability and Strength This Press Up Modification is excellent for developing a resilient core and upper body strength. Very often in games and training, the core is challenged in no linear ways, yet we often train it using standard planks etc. If you don't have RAMroller you could use 2 standard Foam Rollers, but just [...]
Yesterday, I think my inbox nearly exploded with "Black" Friday emails.... 50% off this, 20% off that.I found myself asking the question,why? If marketing and selling is all about differentiating yourself from the competition, it was definitely self defeating for alot of companies.The real answer to this question has to be - FOMO -Fear of [...]