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Phil Cross

synergy
Experiments
October 10, 2016

The Wim Hoff Method (Week 7) – Synergy

The theme for this week comes from the big book of business wank words... 'synergy' By that, I mean the cold, the breathing, and the meditation and impacting and strengthening…
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pmc
RecoveryTraining
October 3, 2016

The ‘Type A’s’ Guide to the ‘Easy Week’

One of the hardest thing as a coach is to get a driven, 'type A' athlete to take an 'easy week'. "But, coach! How will I ever qualify for Kona…
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ice-fall
Experiments
October 2, 2016

The Wim Hoff Method (Week 6) – Ebb and Flow

After following the Wim Hof Method for several weeks now it seems like the program ebbs and flows in terms of 'difficulty' from week to week. I'm not sure if this…
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fail fast fail often
Training
September 26, 2016

It’s Not OK to Fail… It’s Essential

How do you know where the line is unless you've gone over it? Why are People Afraid to Fail? Despite the myriad benefits, which I'll go into below... many of…
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Bondi 2 Berry - Ready to Roll
CharityCycling
September 18, 2016

Bondi 2 Berry – It was a ‘Ride to Remember’

This weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in the inaugural 'Bondi 2 Berry - Ride to Remember', a scenic 155km KM cruise past some of the most beautiful…
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Wim Hof Shelf
Experiments
September 18, 2016

The Wim Hoff Method (Week 5) – Mental Toughness

Shit just got real. The exercises and the cold exposure really ramped up this week and the theme for me became, 'mental toughness'. The key difference: 10 mins cold shower…
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I think I can
PsychologyTraining
September 11, 2016

Mind Your Language – The Power of Positive Self Talk

I was training for the 3 Peaks in Victoria a couple of years back, (a 235km bike race with over 4,000 meters of climbing) when a friend asked if I…
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Ice Ice Baby
Experiments
September 11, 2016

The Wim Hoff Method (Week 4… Take 2)

Ah... that's better! What a difference a bit of focus can make! I had several breakthroughs this week. I had my first 3 min retention and it felt strangely comfortable…
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Athlete Testing
CoachingKnowledgeTestingTraining
September 5, 2016

Why You Should be Benchmarking Performance for Your Sport

There are many, many approaches to benchmarking and testing for every sport... too many to cover here, it also wouldn't be particularly helpful. For instance, I would use a different testing…
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Melting Ice
Experiments
September 4, 2016

The Wim Hof Method – I’m going to Repeat (Week 4)

This week hasn't been ideal - work and life have been very hectic - and, to be perfectly honest I feel like I've been phoning in the WHM exercises... or at…
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