Hannes Wessels

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The Entire Immune System Can be Rebooted in Three Days by Doing This

Anybody can cook, even if it’s only a fried egg – but <i>not</i> just anyone has the discipline to fast. This ancient practice of abstaining from eating for …

7 Words That Can Help You Figure Out Your Life’s Purpose

Every month I coach dozens of young people from around the globe who have no idea what they’re doing with their lives how to better plan their …

'4-Hour Workweek' author credits a simple 3-step exercise with putting him on the path to success

There was a moment in 2004 when he reached a turning point, he said in the TED Talk he gave this April in Vancouver.<p>That year, a friend died of pancreatic cancer and the girlfriend Ferriss planned on marrying broke up with him. He spent virtually all of his time working on his nutritional …

Self-improvement

A CEO explains the 4 'critical qualities' that decide who gets hired

The changing priorities and work habits of the workforce will continue to change dramatically into the future.<p>To ensure the hiring process is closely related to the culture we seek in our organization, we hire on four critical factors:<p>1. Passion<p>If people are not passionate in what they do, they …

Johann Rupert off-script: Watch him slam Zuma, Malema!

<i>Johann Rupert is one of South Africa’s wealthiest businessmen. He is the chairman of luxury goods multinational Richemont, listed in Switzerland and</i> …

Low carbohydrate diets: A plea for balance, scientific rigour & death to dogma | The Science of Sport

The article below is a slightly longer, unedited version of what appeared in the South African newspaper, The Cape Argus, on April 4. It is my view, …

How Athletes can Build a Better Connection Between the Mind and Body

Last month I wrote about using the months from November to January for working on improving skills, and increasing the number of tools in the …

Swimming

10 False Things People Say About Low-Carb Diets

Link shared by<p>Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs, Waterlogged, Real Meal Revolution author. Emeritus Professor (Exercise Science), runner, low …

How to Mentally Prepare for an IRONMAN

Moving up to the IRONMAN distance for the first time is a great challenge and adventure for triathletes. You only get to face the thrill and the …

Self-help

The Importance of Aerobic Training During Race Season

Endurance athletes have to balance training along with a myriad of other responsibilities. This can often times result in pressure to try and pack …

The CTL Ramp Rate

This piece also appeared last week in the TrainingPeaks newsletter. But since not everyone sees that I’m posting it again …

Marathons

Rest and Recovery

<i>Almost four months. I believe that's the longest time I've ever gone without posting to my blog in more than six years. Several readers have emailed</i> …

Recovery Week Design

In the last few days I posted a couple of tweets about the recovery week and got some good questions back. One of them was about how a recovery week …

100 Rules To Live By

• Measure yourself only against your previous self.<br>• Never cancel dinner plans with a woman by text message.<br>• Ignore the boos. They usually come from the …

Part 2: Training Stress Score—So What?

This is a continuation of my posts related to TrainingPeaks’ Performance Management Chart. It appeared recently on their blog. If you don’t use the …

How to Rebuild Your Power Foundation

I really don’t like the term “base training” because it produces images of long, slow distance training with watts at 60% of your threshold as you …

How to Go Faster on the Bicycle, with three workouts

Maximizing your speed is the outcome of your ability to produce power, the economy of your bicycle, and the efficiency of your bicycle. Ultimately, …

Swimming

Applying the Numbers Part 3: Training Stress Balance

Training Stress Balance (TSB), the yellow line on the Performance Management Chart, is merely a way of describing what we call “Form.” What is Form? …

Roger Bannister

Why no one will own a car in 25 years

Technologies such as self-driving cars paired with transportation networks such as Uber will pretty much kill the need to own a car in 25 to 30 years, Jamais Cascio, a futurist and senior fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, told Business Insider.<p>And that will completely …

Applying the Numbers Part 1: Chronic Training Load

A TrainingPeaks subscriber recently wrote in to say that he uses the Performance Management Chart (PMC) and has a basic understanding of Chronic …

Triathlete

Training Software and Apps For Endurance Athletes

Commit to a Goal<p>Easily add and prioritize your goals to stay on track leading up to race day. By adding your goal, you're making the commitment to …

Apps

Five Strange Workplace Conversation Tips From a Hostage Negotiator

The single obstacle standing between you and a promotion, raise, or new job could be your voice, according to a paper published this month in</i> …

10 Epic Pranks Pulled Off By People With Way Too Much Time On Their Hands

When it comes to April Fools' Day, it's one thing to put tape on someone's computer mouse or place plastic wrap over a toilet bowl, but it's quite another thing to spend days -- even weeks -- crafting a single prank of epic proportions.<p>Spoiler alert: these 10 people fall into the latter …

Getting your Power/Heart Rate FTP and Normalised Power from your Strava data

Finding your FTP (Functional Threshold Power/Performance) is a unavoidably painful experience but getting a number out the other end shouldn’t be, …

The Basics of Exercise Nutrition

There are some basic principles when formulating a plan for race success when it comes to nutrition. It’s fairly simple to do, however, it can …

How to Start Your Own Brewery

It’s a slow afternoon on the line, with three of four 40-barrel fermenters sitting silent, the liquid wort inside being quietly consumed by yeast. …

Nuggets from the LCHF 2015 conference - Part 1

The first ever international LCHF conference was held at the Cape Town Convention Centre last weekend. The line-up of speakers was seriously …

Diabetes