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“Gym” for the weekend 😊 Sorry I’m so quiet on here, filming an EPIC project that will be revealed soon 🔱

“Gym” for the weekend 😊 Sorry I’m so quiet on here, filming an EPIC project that will be revealed soon 🔱

Build (tiny) forgotten muscles (tag training partners) 😊 Taken from the teachings of our latest @vivobarefoot photoshoot & filming tutorial at the @thevvagon “Imagine if you put your leg in a cast for 6 months and didn’t use it. What do you think would happen? Yes, the muscles would shrink and shrivel and with it so would your strength and functionality. Basically what I experienced during the #GreatBritishSwim 🐳 This is all because of something called muscular atrophy and it basically means if we don’t use our muscles they waste away. Well our feet come loaded with tiny muscles, tendons and a natural arch that acts like a spring when we run. When they’re firing and functioning they quite literally put a spring in our step. But what do you think happens when we wrap our feet in big, clumsy shoes? Yes, you guessed it, your feet experience this same form of atrophy. This is why — when studying “intrinsic foot muscle strength” — scientists from the Shanghai University of Sport found running barefoot or in minimalist shoes, “Makes greater use of the spring-like function of the longitudinal arch and intrinsic muscle… thereby strengthening the foot.” 📷 taken by my brobarian @knowjack as I took the @vivobarefoot Primus Lites and the new @gymshark Hyper Sport shorts for a test drive 😊

Build (tiny) forgotten muscles (tag training partners) 😊 Taken from the teachings of our latest @vivobarefoot photoshoot & filming tutorial at the @thevvagon “Imagine if you put your leg in a cast for 6 months and didn’t use it. What do you think would happen? Yes, the muscles would shrink and shrivel and with it so would your strength and functionality. Basically what I experienced during the #GreatBritishSwim 🐳 This is all because of something called muscular atrophy and it basically means if we don’t use our muscles they waste away. Well our feet come loaded with tiny muscles, tendons and a natural arch that acts like a spring when we run. When they’re firing and functioning they quite literally put a spring in our step. But what do you think happens when we wrap our feet in big, clumsy shoes? Yes, you guessed it, your feet experience this same form of atrophy. This is why — when studying “intrinsic foot muscle strength” — scientists from the Shanghai University of Sport found running barefoot or in minimalist shoes, “Makes greater use of the spring-like function of the longitudinal arch and intrinsic muscle… thereby strengthening the foot.” 📷 taken by my brobarian @knowjack as I took the @vivobarefoot Primus Lites and the new @gymshark Hyper Sport shorts for a test drive 😊

Today's training: hill sprints to recalibrate the mind & perception to pain (tag someone who should read this). Inspired by Emil Zátopek (considered to be the greatest runner of the 20th century) he's best known for winning 3 gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki (5k, 10k and marathon). But the reason Zátopek is a hero of mine is because his success had little to do with his running technique, but rather his unparalleled work ethic and resilience to pain. He famously said, “It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. Essentially, we distinguish ourselves from the rest. If you want to win something, run the 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.' What Zátopek understood is training expands the capabilities of the muscles and heart but also recalibrate the brains horizons and perceptions to pain. This is based on research based on the European Journal of Physiology who found high intensity training does not change your pain sensitivity (the point at which you notice pain), but can increase pain tolerance (how long you're willing to endure pain) 🔱 HUGE thank you to @knowjack my running brobarian for the image & the @vivobarefoot team for the impromptu session at the @thevvagon 😊

Today's training: hill sprints to recalibrate the mind & perception to pain (tag someone who should read this). Inspired by Emil Zátopek (considered to be the greatest runner of the 20th century) he's best known for winning 3 gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki (5k, 10k and marathon). But the reason Zátopek is a hero of mine is because his success had little to do with his running technique, but rather his unparalleled work ethic and resilience to pain. He famously said, “It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. Essentially, we distinguish ourselves from the rest. If you want to win something, run the 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.' What Zátopek understood is training expands the capabilities of the muscles and heart but also recalibrate the brains horizons and perceptions to pain. This is based on research based on the European Journal of Physiology who found high intensity training does not change your pain sensitivity (the point at which you notice pain), but can increase pain tolerance (how long you're willing to endure pain) 🔱 HUGE thank you to @knowjack my running brobarian for the image & the @vivobarefoot team for the impromptu session at the @thevvagon 😊

The BEST thing about @gymshark events is sharing ideas, theories and philosophies in training 😊 This is because I’ve often said “There are many ways to get fitter, stronger and leaner. You shouldn’t discriminate against any of them or favor one. As soon as you do, you close your mind and limit your potential” which is why training with the MASSIVE man hero @ryanjterry in a bodybuilding-centric workout was INCREDIBLE! Yes, he’s won countless titles and yes, he’s appeared on hundreds of fitness covers BUT (in my opinion) his biggest achievement is an unparalleled understanding of manipulating, tweaking and tailoring his body composition! NEW video of the session coming soon 😊

The BEST thing about @gymshark events is sharing ideas, theories and philosophies in training 😊 This is because I’ve often said “There are many ways to get fitter, stronger and leaner. You shouldn’t discriminate against any of them or favor one. As soon as you do, you close your mind and limit your potential” which is why training with the MASSIVE man hero @ryanjterry in a bodybuilding-centric workout was INCREDIBLE! Yes, he’s won countless titles and yes, he’s appeared on hundreds of fitness covers BUT (in my opinion) his biggest achievement is an unparalleled understanding of manipulating, tweaking and tailoring his body composition! NEW video of the session coming soon 😊

THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙏 I’m maybe the most “feral” member of the @gymshark family (and this was my first event so I was so nervous) but it meant A LOT that SO many people attended my sports science seminar (complete with lettuce eating competitions, salt tongue and jellyfish, haha) 🔱 So just wanted to post a quick message of sheer gratitude to everyone I hugged and spoke to over the last 2 days🙏 #Gymshark

THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙏 I’m maybe the most “feral” member of the @gymshark family (and this was my first event so I was so nervous) but it meant A LOT that SO many people attended my sports science seminar (complete with lettuce eating competitions, salt tongue and jellyfish, haha) 🔱 So just wanted to post a quick message of sheer gratitude to everyone I hugged and spoke to over the last 2 days🙏 #Gymshark

Use social media... do NOT let social media “use” you 😊 The @gymshark event in Manchester was INCREDIBLE and I got to meet some IMMENSE humans, but one thing @noelmack_ said about the event (that really resonated with me) was how social media played a key role in creating this tribe and collective that formed under one roof for 2 days to share ideas, theories and philosophies in fitness! Personal hero of mine? Jonah! See link in bio to see my little Broseidon and why I almost cried 😊

Use social media... do NOT let social media “use” you 😊 The @gymshark event in Manchester was INCREDIBLE and I got to meet some IMMENSE humans, but one thing @noelmack_ said about the event (that really resonated with me) was how social media played a key role in creating this tribe and collective that formed under one roof for 2 days to share ideas, theories and philosophies in fitness! Personal hero of mine? Jonah! See link in bio to see my little Broseidon and why I almost cried 😊

Yesterday was EPIC! So many IMMENSE humans under one roof at @gymshark Manchester 😊Cannot for today! In the meet ‘n’ greet area 2pm and then my talk is 3pm on the MAIN stage! Highlight today was sharing a seminar with the MASSIVE man hero @obi_vincent one of the most genetically gifted humans ever created 😊 Training session of MASS proportions imminent with him 😉 To everyone I spoke to, hugged and ate ice cream with 😊 thank you SO much for coming 🙏Photos by my brobarians @andyhillocksmedia and @kieronwatson_photography

Yesterday was EPIC! So many IMMENSE humans under one roof at @gymshark Manchester 😊Cannot for today! In the meet ‘n’ greet area 2pm and then my talk is 3pm on the MAIN stage! Highlight today was sharing a seminar with the MASSIVE man hero @obi_vincent one of the most genetically gifted humans ever created 😊 Training session of MASS proportions imminent with him 😉 To everyone I spoke to, hugged and ate ice cream with 😊 thank you SO much for coming 🙏Photos by my brobarians @andyhillocksmedia and @kieronwatson_photography

Did someone say 100 x 400m sprints (Zatopek inspired) haha 😂 Back at @lborouniversity shooting with @gymshark as we trial the new Hyper Sport range 😊 V02 test later today 🤢Photo by brobarian @thomwilliams_

Did someone say 100 x 400m sprints (Zatopek inspired) haha 😂 Back at @lborouniversity shooting with @gymshark as we trial the new Hyper Sport range 😊 V02 test later today 🤢Photo by brobarian @thomwilliams_

NEW Podcast #TheArtOfResilience coming soon 😊 Yup, the heroes at @virginradiouk let us “house” it in their plush studio with fancy cameras, microphones and buttons 😂 MASSIVE thank you to everyone who’s pre ordered! More competitions & giveaways coming to repay your kindness (see link in bio to order YOUR copy) 🙏

NEW Podcast #TheArtOfResilience coming soon 😊 Yup, the heroes at @virginradiouk let us “house” it in their plush studio with fancy cameras, microphones and buttons 😂 MASSIVE thank you to everyone who’s pre ordered! More competitions & giveaways coming to repay your kindness (see link in bio to order YOUR copy) 🙏

Starting the week with a STRONG cake game 🧁 Carb loading for lab tests, filming AND the Manchester @gymshark event this Saturday and Sunday (cannot wait) 🔱 Also what’s your favourite dessert? 😊

Starting the week with a STRONG cake game 🧁 Carb loading for lab tests, filming AND the Manchester @gymshark event this Saturday and Sunday (cannot wait) 🔱 Also what’s your favourite dessert? 😊

Yesterday was EPIC at @lovetrailsfestival 😊 So many absolute sporting specimens at one festival 🔱 Speaking today on the main stage at 5pm and will be found on the trails, in the sea or by the food stands for the rest of the day haha 😂 with the @vivobarefoot team at the @thevvagon 🔱

Yesterday was EPIC at @lovetrailsfestival 😊 So many absolute sporting specimens at one festival 🔱 Speaking today on the main stage at 5pm and will be found on the trails, in the sea or by the food stands for the rest of the day haha 😂 with the @vivobarefoot team at the @thevvagon 🔱

Barefoot nomad on my travels 😊 2 Weekends, 2 Events... ONE Trident 🔱 Cannot wait to talk at @lovetrailsfestival this weekend with @vivobarefoot at the @thevvagon (in Wales) and then NEXT weekend we’ve the @gymshark event (in Manchester) 😊 Going to be nice to meet humans & come out of captivity from writing the book for a little bit 😃 #TheArtOfResilience

Barefoot nomad on my travels 😊 2 Weekends, 2 Events... ONE Trident 🔱 Cannot wait to talk at @lovetrailsfestival this weekend with @vivobarefoot at the @thevvagon (in Wales) and then NEXT weekend we’ve the @gymshark event (in Manchester) 😊 Going to be nice to meet humans & come out of captivity from writing the book for a little bit 😃 #TheArtOfResilience

Latest Ross Edgley IGTV Posts

LAW OF SPECIFICITY - The MOST important (and humbling) lesson from my first ever @Gymshark shoot (see link in bio for FULL video)! It was amazing to get real nostalgic and reflect on training methods I've used in the past, but based on the teachings of The World's Fittest Book I was TOO heavy for the rope climb and TOO light for the car pull... working against the the Law of Specificity and SAID principle #Gymshark

LAW OF SPECIFICITY - The MOST important (and humbling) lesson from my first ever @Gymshark shoot (see link in bio for FULL video)! It was amazing to get real nostalgic and reflect on training methods I've used in the past, but based on the teachings of The World's Fittest Book I was TOO heavy for the rope climb and TOO light for the car pull... working against the the Law of Specificity and SAID principle #Gymshark

Are You Doing The Basics? - What me and @stevecook were speaking about @gymshark HQ that day was the idea of 'General Physical Preparedness'. Taken from #TheWorldsFittestBook this is, 'A form of general training and conditioning used to improve strength, speed, endurance, flexibility and skill. It’s completely non-specific. But instead encourages lots of big, functional movements that use universal motor recruitment patterns and improve work capacity ―the amount of training you can complete (recover from) and adapt positively to. In many ways this was the workout time forgot. Today commercial gyms are flooded with people trying to build strength, speed and stamina with no solid “base” of basic fitness. They’re running before they can walk, or rather curling before then can deadlift. The problem is the “foundations” are weak. You can’t build a castle on the sand and you can’t create a fit, functional, good-looking physique solely with tricep kickbacks and calf raises. In short, it's believed General Physical Preparedness should make up a preparatory period of a training program. This is usually a long period that takes place when there are no competitions and need for specific skills and game strategy. The National Strength & Conditioning Association state, “The major emphasis of this period is establishing a base level of conditioning to increase the athlete’s tolerance for more intense training. Conditioning activities begin at relatively low intensities and high volumes: long, slow distance running or swimming; low-intensity plyometrics; and high-repetition resistance training with light to moderate resistances.” (see my YouTube channel for FULL podcast)

Are You Doing The Basics? - What me and @stevecook were speaking about @gymshark HQ that day was the idea of 'General Physical Preparedness'. Taken from #TheWorldsFittestBook this is, 'A form of general training and conditioning used to improve strength, speed, endurance, flexibility and skill. It’s completely non-specific. But instead encourages lots of big, functional movements that use universal motor recruitment patterns and improve work capacity ―the amount of training you can complete (recover from) and adapt positively to. In many ways this was the workout time forgot. Today commercial gyms are flooded with people trying to build strength, speed and stamina with no solid “base” of basic fitness. They’re running before they can walk, or rather curling before then can deadlift. The problem is the “foundations” are weak. You can’t build a castle on the sand and you can’t create a fit, functional, good-looking physique solely with tricep kickbacks and calf raises. In short, it's believed General Physical Preparedness should make up a preparatory period of a training program. This is usually a long period that takes place when there are no competitions and need for specific skills and game strategy. The National Strength & Conditioning Association state, “The major emphasis of this period is establishing a base level of conditioning to increase the athlete’s tolerance for more intense training. Conditioning activities begin at relatively low intensities and high volumes: long, slow distance running or swimming; low-intensity plyometrics; and high-repetition resistance training with light to moderate resistances.” (see my YouTube channel for FULL podcast)

Science of a smile (psychoneuroimmunology) - Science of a Smile 😃 (Tag someone who needs to read this) Research published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience took a group of athletes and had them cycle to exhaustion. One group were shown subliminal visual cues of happy faces, the other group was shown subliminal visual cues of sad faces. What did they find? That “individuals cycled significantly longer when subliminally primed with happy faces”. They added, “These experiments are the first to show that subliminal visual cues relating to affect and action can alter perception of effort and endurance performance.” BIG thank you to @BritishGQ for asking me to speak at this year’s GQ Heroes event 😃

Science of a smile (psychoneuroimmunology) - Science of a Smile 😃 (Tag someone who needs to read this) Research published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience took a group of athletes and had them cycle to exhaustion. One group were shown subliminal visual cues of happy faces, the other group was shown subliminal visual cues of sad faces. What did they find? That “individuals cycled significantly longer when subliminally primed with happy faces”. They added, “These experiments are the first to show that subliminal visual cues relating to affect and action can alter perception of effort and endurance performance.” BIG thank you to @BritishGQ for asking me to speak at this year’s GQ Heroes event 😃