April 2nd is such a boring day

…. compared to yesterday’s April’s Fool jokes!

Like the one about the right-handed squash racket!

Gotcha!

All in good fun.

Voltswagen had a misstep, which is unfortunate because that was a BRILLIANT idea – pun intended.

Announcing a brand NEW squash racket DESIGNED for right-handed players!

This ground-breaking announcement has been a long time coming. The research and development has included international partners and technologies that have just come to market in recent weeks.

If you’re a squash player and play right-handed, you know that using just one side of your body has a cost. Your right forearm is bigger than your left and your left thigh (quad) and calf muscles might be more defined and developed than your right because you push off your left foot more often.

With the symmetrical imbalance in the vertical plane and shoulder rotational axes, there is an opportunity that can be exploited with a racket that is designed specifically to turn that disadvantage into a secret weapon.

The secret is because the racket LOOKS like any other racket. It’s fully WSF compliant in weight, length, width and thickness. It’s what’s within it that is the special ‘secret sauce’; the technological innovations that enhance performance for right-handed players.

The left-handed version will follow once the right-handed version is brought to market since less than 8% of competitive squash players are lefties, a much smaller market.

The science behind this technological marvel can’t be divulged just yet, but a A$10 non-refundable deposit to secure your racket can be made by clicking here. Please note there is currently a limit of one racket per family.

The first 10 rackets have been retrofitted to the Dunlop Biomimetic frame shown here with the special string mechanism to provide the secret performance benefits. Everything is included in the introductory promotional price of A$169.95 (including shipping Australia-wide. Outside of Australia, shipping will be A$19.95/racket).

Racket model: AFJ-2021

Even though no performance enhancement guarantees can be made, initial testing has shown the performance improvements to be (approximately):

  • For adult males: 0.6% per 3.5 Kg of weight. (e.g. an 80 Kg man would improve 13.7% whereas a 100 Kg man would improve 17.1%.)
  • For adult females: 0.8% per 2.5 Kg of weight. (e.g. a 40 Kg woman would improve 12.8% whereas a 60 Kg woman would improve 19.2%.)
  • For male or female children: On average, they improved 12.7% independently of age up to age 16, then were considered to be adults.

The results have been substantiated scientifically and corroborated with two independent technologies – the Racketware squash sensor and SwingVision (a great tennis app that was used for video AI confirmation).

Reserve this ground-breaking racket now with only a A$10 deposit today by clicking here.

Once all 10 prototypes are sold, the official launch price is expected to be A$249.95 – $269.95. The prototypes are discounted to get a ‘random’ sample of users before mass production begins to allow for last-minute refinements.

Even though the initial results are inconclusive, it appears the performance enhancements are twice as effective when the racket is used to play a left-handed opponent. More data will need to be collected before any such claims can be made, but it looks very promising. Just hope your left-handed opponent doesn’t get his/her hands on our left-handed model when it eventually becomes available!

How to make a slippery squash racket grip not slippery – GREAT HACK

All Champions ‘Do’ New Year’s Resolutions

If there is one thing ALL champions ‘do’ is New Year’s Resolutions, in one form or another.

They know you either plan to fail or fail to plan.

Champions also know the importance of self-motivation. When facing the new year ahead, Arnold’s video is my go-to source of inspiration and aspiration as I create my list of New Year’s Resolutions.

Once that video wears off, I’ll revert to Michael Phelp’s video that reinforces the need for DISCIPLINE and TENACITY.

To get you mojo in 2021, check out one of my most popular programs – My Best Year Ever – it’s a system to create your New Year’s Resolutions and actually make them come true!

 

 

 

$5 Hack for a common squash court door problem

This is a common problem with a very quick, simple and inexpensive solution!

 

Every Millimetre Matters

We all need a boost of motivation from time to time. This ad is a great source of inspiration when you just want to reach deep down and push yourself just a bit further.

 

Squash In The Car Park

Not even Covid-19 can hold back squash fanatics!

Who would have thought you could ‘play’ squash in a Car Park?

Mamba Forever

Kobe Bryant Short Film

It’s what you do in the dark that will put you into the spotlight

Michael Phelps is the GOAT of swimming… His records are legendary.

The video below is a must-watch to understand what it takes to be a true champion.

If you are not “winning” in your personal, professional or athletic life, you might want to ask yourself a few questions:

  • Do you have a goal or dream you really, really want to accomplish?
  • Why don’t you get up every morning with the same level of dedication as Michael?
  • Do you know what you need to do to achieve your next level of performance?
  • When you hold yourself back, do you hear yourself? What do you say to yourself?
  • Do you need constant motivation and encouragement? Why?

Want to get into the spotlight? Here are a few things to consider:

  • Who can help you? We all need coaches and mentors.
  • What do you need to get started? Just making a list will help overcome inertia and build some momentum.
  • Who can help you? A training buddy can be helpful – more than one is better, so that you don’t relay just on him/her!
  • What do you need to learn to improve?
  • What skills do you need to acquire?
  • What can you read to save you time, money and effort?
  • Who can you MIRROR in your chosen activity/sport?
  • What can you do TODAY to get going and growing?

The difference between champions and non-champions is not WHO THEY ARE, BUT WHAT THEY DO.

Only 35% of athletic success is genetic (physical attributes)… So you can’t (usually) use that as an excuse!

The real question is – why would you NOT want to be a champion in your life/business/career/sport?