Mental Preparedness

Emotional Channeling through a movement practice
How to face an endurance based challenge

How to face an endurance based challenge

I have been asked many times about a protocol to apply during an endurance-based movement challenge. So here is one of my favorites that can be used in a wide range of situations: from a long swim to a run, to a max isometric position hold to a hang, from a climb to a...

The Perceived Fear Scale

The Perceived Fear Scale

The parkour legend Chris "Blane" Rowat balancing on a rail in London. Summer 2017, a hot day, photoshooting for Skochypstiks. Picture by Andy Day. “If you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you” - Nietzsche Humans’ perceptions and instincts are inner...

The risk’s illusion

The risk’s illusion

Picture by Andy Day - summer 2017, in a photoshoot for Skochy, London.You know what is the biggest problem when it comes to facing fears of all kinds? It’s hard. I do not mean slightly difficult, but extremely tough. Your body would try all that is in its power to...

The Fear-Preparedness Matrix

The Fear-Preparedness Matrix

The previous article briefly described the concept of fear, as an automatic response unconsciously activated by the individual in the case of a potentially dangerous stimulus or situation. As previously underlined, there is not much that can be done to “avoid”...