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So you’ve nailed training, you’ve got a good idea about nutrition and your S next fitness challenge is just around the corner. But are you really ready for it? Sometimes our competitive edge can compromise our rational mind into thinking we‘ve got all our ducks lined up.

Psychologist Sander van der Linder said, “Competitiveness is a biological trait that co-evolved with the basic need for human survival,” and while this can be used in any context, it explains why so many of us are always in search of the next challenge, and the next achievement. We record our training sessions and use the numbers as validation that we are progressing.

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