The Ritual of Exercise

“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.”

Susan David,

During her TED talk entitled, ‘The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage.’

There’s a problem with ‘modern’ gym training: you’re expected to leave your brain at the door. In reality, whether this is a good or bad thing is irrelevant; it’s not actually possible. Your mind has a habit of following you everywhere and demands to be involved in everything.

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Lucas Browne: Blunt-Force Trauma

 

Fightlive Magazine, August/September, 2016

Lucas Browne is one of the biggest names in Australian combat sports. He recently contested the WBA world heavyweight boxing title in Chechnya, successfully wresting it from its long-time Chechen incumbent, Ruslan Chagayev.

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Combat Sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”

-‘John’ Wayne Parr. 

I sat on the edge of the treatment table at the Albert Park Sports Medicine Center in 2006. I had come to ask Gary Nichols, former physio for the Collingwood Football Club, about a persistent twinge in my knee.

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