Competition results and Bulgarian lycra | The Cloudfoot Diaries #49

Last week I harped on about my training and the tapering process I was undergoing for my first weightlifting comp, held at Locker 27 last weekend. The whole day was a wicked event and my tapering plan had worked, as I hit two new PB’s in both the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk.

However, that doesn’t mean the perceived demons of failure were absent and the challenge of channeling one’s nerves, yet again, becoming one of the prime prerequisites for outdoing yourself…

Here’s how it went down…

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Competing in a Spiderman costume | The Cloudfoot Diaries #48

My first weightlifting competition is tomorrow and I’ve decided to compete wearing a Spiderman costume. Everyone seems to have all the gear, all the lycra, all their packages showing. I thought I’d chime in with my own addition…
Nothing like psyching out the opponent with a bit of superhero madness.

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New Video for LIFT PERFORMANCE APPAREL Portraits feat. Harry Cloudfoot | Episode 1

At least 3 months of hard work, multiple site visits across the UK, and dropping a lot of verbiage in an intimate, #vanlife interview, led to this inspirational piece of footage.
Episode 1 of LIFT’s ‘Portraits’ series takes an in-depth look into why LIFT’s athletes do what they do. You can check the episode below.
Read on and find out more about how we created the video and why I’m so stoked with my involvement with LIFT.

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Building your Will Power with the Daily Delay | The Cloudfoot Diaries #41

Today I had a day spare, rescued from the recent timely demand of having a job. I thought since I hadn’t written anything in a long time, I’d share with you a random thought and perhaps a more practical idea. if nothing else.

I have been thinking today about the process of delayed gratification, and what undergoing that process does to stimulate and build your sense of will power.
With everything becoming more available and more instant than this instance itself, my intuition declares that taking the opposite path is needed. One of control, one of slowness. One of aware, delayed gratification.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the art of non-puking | The Cloudfoot Diaries #39

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“Hang on a minute, Doug.”
Slumped in the passenger chair of his red Mazda, I pleaded to open the window, my overheated face now blending in with the car’s paint job.

“If I have to go mate, I’ll just lean out of the window and projectile into the hard shoulder, OK?” This was my contingency plan, just in case I couldn’t hold it down. You have to make these back-up plans when it’s not your vehicle.

The last time I had felt this nauseous was when I’d inhaled river water combined with taking a slam off of a slackline. This time, I’d just finished my second ever NoGi class at Andy Roberts’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.

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SlackLondon 2014 is a MASSIVE SUCCESS

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Amazing what can be achieved of 3 hours sleep. Turns out Clapham Common is quite the war zone at 2.30 in the morning. With 4 police cars, 6 coppers and some lacerated, drunk sapiens using my van as a landmark, it was far from the ideal resting conditions I had hoped for my night before SlackLondon 2014.

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A Busy Weekend Teaching the Art of Balance | The Cloudfoot Diaries #35

The 9th Boulder Brighton open slackline workshop was a great success this weekend, bringing in a whole range of new slackliners to the event to come and learn some new skills.

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Slackline Surf Walking – practice sessions and revelations | The Cloudfoot Diaries #34

Today, for the first time in ages, I had time to go and rig a slackline solo. It’s been months since the opportunity has arisen, and today I had one thing in mind; surf walking.

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Over 10,000 views in 2 days| The Cloudfoot Diaries #30

Since posting my training results from following the Gymnastic Bodies Foundation One programme for 8 weeks, my website traffic spiked to thousands of views instead of hundreds…Why?

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When and How to quit drinking coffee | The Cloudfoot Diaries #29

When is it time to quit drinking coffee?
I don’t care what anyone says, I love downing a Columbian double shot of dark rocket fuel, almost too hot to hold in the cup and too strong to give to your elders. But when you’ve reached 4 cups a day of the stuff, and need 2 just to break even and get going in the morning? It’s time to examine what’s going on and act accordingly.


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