Four steps to getting great in less than 10,000 hours

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hour rule, and others claim natural ability and genetics trumps training. The truth is both are wrong according to the latest research. K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool have researched masters in many fields from Chess to Athletics and they found it’s got nothing to do with talent. Watch the video then…

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Five steps to become as fit as an Olympian

Patrick Sweeney Rowing Advnture Blog to Reach Potential Secrets of Living

  The sweat was burning my eyes and I couldn’t wipe away the sting. I pushed the back of my hand harder into my eye to try and make it stop. I couldn’t see my hand, I couldn’t see anything but bright flashes of white. My mind left the agony of my eyes to focus…

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The best workouts on the go!


  “Pain in the ass comes” in two types – good and bad. Bad is traveling through stuffy airports, hot, tired and sweaty; and good is the day after super-setting jump squats with lunges and setting a new PB. If you globetrot like I do (more than 200,000 miles per year) then one of your biggest challenges is…

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Hack your way to a 5% bump in VO2 Max


Sprinting for the finish line, driving up over a hill and resuming a torrid pace, or bouncing back from a hard dyno at 14,000 feet all require a great maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 Max). Knowing a killer workout that can have a quick and lasting impact on how much air you suck in and devour is a…

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