Toogood Consulting has partnered with Johnston Group to provide support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twice a week we will be sharing short emails that highlight mental health resources and tools (Mindful Mondays) and another aimed at sharing experiences (quirky, funny, heartwarming, scary, etc.) related to our current reality (Thriving Thursdays).
When we think of high performance sport, we spend lots of time ensuring that our body is healthy. We hydrate, eat certain foods, warm-up and cool down. We pay particular attention to this during certain training phases or perhaps during a particularly demanding competitive event. We get that if we do not take care of our body, we cannot perform; across time and in critical moments. Read more >
Post #1: Re-considering failure as opportunities for development
“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” – Vince Lombardi
In strength training, there is a phase where an athlete builds the most muscle. This is called the anabolic phase. In the anabolic phase, the athlete needs to do more work than the muscle can handle. That is, it needs to overload the muscle and break it down. If we never exceed the capacity of the muscle, it will never get bigger or stronger. Read more >