Health Seminar results in good old commando spirit.

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I've just been and spent the lovely sunny afternoon in a tiny room at my gym listening to Phil Richards talk about health.

For reading up on Phil, google him but basically he works or has worked with olympic athletes, boxers, doctors, scientists, cancer patients, genealogist, special forces; the absolute works.

He delivered an absolutely mind blowing seminar that over ran so much due to soooo much content and all of it was so next level it was astonishing.

In the Q&A session after I went to see Phil with my training partner and both asked him where the best place to start reading up on all of this is.

He asked us our aims (my friend wants to be a coach and nutritionalist) and he advised us to look into a book by western price which basically despite being 80 years old is the pinnacle of nutrition advice and would be more informative than any British nutritionalist (apparently the Germans are light years ahead of the stuff we are advocating and practising).

Anyway, he asked me my aims. I said RM. He asked PT having had a PT background himself in his younger years.

I said Officer with no idea of specific specialisation, other than being the absolute best I can.

He said in that case, forget everything I've just told you (you want to be a Marine so it's probably gone already (cue waves of laughter from the Army corner of the gym)). Forget everything!

Go and read something like Lance Armstrong's book 'It's not about the bike' then work on being so mentally tough that nothing else matters. When you've got that mental state, then look at my stuff again, but to be honest it'll only be a small bonus at this stage. Crunch line: develop the mindset to carry on whatever happens and the rest is just mental masturbation.

After all his hype and advice (while being incredible) it boiled down to him admitting that what is effectively the commando spirit (the other values cropped up elsewhere in the seminar believe it or not) was more important than any other aspect of your training and diet.

State of Mind: 1

Elaborate gyms with bells and whistles and a personal trainer emailing your nutritionist and talking to your PA to organise your next session: 0
 

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I've just been and spent the lovely sunny afternoon in a tiny room at my gym listening to Phil Richards talk about health.

For reading up on Phil, google him but basically he works or has worked with olympic athletes, boxers, doctors, scientists, cancer patients, genealogist, special forces; the absolute works.

He delivered an absolutely mind blowing seminar that over ran so much due to soooo much content and all of it was so next level it was astonishing.

In the Q&A session after I went to see Phil with my training partner and both asked him where the best place to start reading up on all of this is.

He asked us our aims (my friend wants to be a coach and nutritionalist) and he advised us to look into a book by western price which basically despite being 80 years old is the pinnacle of nutrition advice and would be more informative than any British nutritionalist (apparently the Germans are light years ahead of the stuff we are advocating and practising).

Anyway, he asked me my aims. I said RM. He asked PT having had a PT background himself in his younger years.

I said Officer with no idea of specific specialisation, other than being the absolute best I can.

He said in that case, forget everything I've just told you (you want to be a Marine so it's probably gone already (cue waves of laughter from the Army corner of the gym)). Forget everything!

Go and read something like Lance Armstrong's book 'It's not about the bike' then work on being so mentally tough that nothing else matters. When you've got that mental state, then look at my stuff again, but to be honest it'll only be a small bonus at this stage. Crunch line: develop the mindset to carry on whatever happens and the rest is just mental masturbation.

After all his hype and advice (while being incredible) it boiled down to him admitting that what is effectively the commando spirit (the other values cropped up elsewhere in the seminar believe it or not) was more important than any other aspect of your training and diet.

State of Mind: 1

Elaborate gyms with bells and whistles and a personal trainer emailing your nutritionist and talking to your PA to organise your next session: 0
Thanks for posting Utopia!

Loved reading it and love the message.
 

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Not a problem.

If I could, I would try and remember everything and transcribe my scribbles onto the forum but there is sooo much and my brain is well and truly scrambled. I can remember half a dozen points from it if I'm lucky.

I'm quite relieved he said the mentality was more important as all the supps and nutrition changes would have been hard work and ???. As he said, you can't make a profit on mentality, so no one mentions it outside military circles really, which is a shame as it seems to be the most important tool you can develop.

As a result, I almost enjoyed my training session in the freezing cold at half five this morning :blink1: Almost...
 
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