Along our fitness journey we eventually hit a plateau. Whether it’s the amount of weight we can move in a certain lift or the number of perfect form body weight repetitions we perform, progress will eventually stall. Breaking this plateau can be a source of frustration and discouragement. I know about this all too well. My weakness is the pull-up. At the beginning of my … [Read more...]
Archives for September 2016
Common Assumptions Made About Being Tall
We make assumptions all the time; sometimes we don’t even realise we are making them. When we see something unfamiliar we try to associate it with something we already know. By doing so we form an assumption. This is usually based on our limited knowledge. For example, based on our previous experiences with a certain person, we think we know what they are going to say next. … [Read more...]
Why Are Some Movements Harder For Tall People?
Whilst I consider my height to be a blessing, one that gives me an advantage in most sports, I find that when it comes to gym and calisthenics movements my height can be a curse. From a young age I played basketball (I know; I was the stereotypical tall kid) all the way through to my late teens and then took up Tae Kwon Do for 9 years. Later I dabbled in distance running for … [Read more...]
5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence
The simple fact of life is that you are tall and no matter where you go or what you do you will stand out. You were born with the gift of height – no matter how much you might wish otherwise it’s not going to change. Some of us love standing out wherever we go and fully embrace it whereas others might feel a bit self-conscious and consequently lacking in confidence. To make … [Read more...]