The Truesapien Blog

Be TrueSapien. What Is TrueSapien? - What is it to ‘Be TrueSapien’? ‘TrueSapien’ is the aspirational, omnipotent version of our self. It is achieved only by consistently challenging oneself to improve and by aligning with our natural traits, instincts and abilities as Homosapiens to be at one with but also master our chosen environment. TrueSapiens use this high ground not for...
The Resentment Of The Lazy Majority - Most of the human race are lazy. Fact. Most of the human race are motivated by shallow, materialistic and meaningless goals. Sad fact. They don’t examine or question it because they gain a strange and distorted comfort belonging to the MAJORITY. They resent those that challenge this way of ‘life’ because they represent a more...
The balance of Technology - Technology can get a bad rep and can also be what we love. We hate the big brother aspect of following ads, but we love the gadgets that help us monitor, track and evaluate our performance and activities. Fact is they work hand in hand. Start-up companies are popping up everywhere. New technology to further...
Is Image is Everything? - It’s not a new concept, each era seems to have had it in some form or another. To give the world a view of oneself of what we believe society deems as powerful, successful or desirable. Then the internet came along and gave everyone a platform to showcase themselves. This seems to have supercharged the...
Motivation and how it is effected by seasonality - With summer over, autumn upon us and winter in our sights how does the change of season affect us as human beings? There are claims our brains are affected by seasonality such as huffingtonpost.com article How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works, but does this relate to motivation? Is SAD the only affect...
How To Survive An Ultra Marathon - What is an Ultra Marathon? Even non runners will be familiar with the term Marathon but what makes a Marathon ‘Ultra’? How does it differ from a standard Marathon and what does it take to complete one? Basically an Ultra Marathon is any race that is longer than a Marathon (26.2 miles). Some are several...
Too lazy to take the stairs? - People are lazy, me included. If it involves an easy way out or less effort, then this is doubly so. One recent example involved a trip down to the big smoke. Traveling from A to B, like many, I took the subway. Exiting a train I waited in line, London tube can be annoyingly packed,...
The Perfect Workout Routine - There is no “one-size fits all” workout routine, but is there a blueprint for the amateur-athlete to ensure we can continue to strive in our goals and maintain healthy lifestyle? In general, yes there is; in a nutshell it is strength, cardio and skill training. No matter what you do, what your goals are you...
Where is the ACCOUNTABILITY? - Accountability is a personality trait that is fast becoming extinct in our modern day lives. It is leading to serious health issues, rising crime figures and countless other social issues as our sense of self-respect and respect of others is fast diminishing. A Learned Attribute Accountability and responsibility is a learned attribute. Once passed down...
In Pursuit Of The One Armed Handstand - Set your targets high, develop your strategy and commit to achieving. That’s the TrueSapien way. Bodyweight and Calisthenics practitioner Richard Blakeway epitomises and embodies the TrueSapien spirit. He recently set his sights on achieving one of the ‘holy grails’ of his field, the One Armed Handstand. The parameters being that he must be able to...
Be Jealous or Be TrueSapien - We have a choice. Either be inspired and achieve more than you ever thought possible, inspiring others in the process. Or be jealous, and live a shit, pointless existence in obscurity and mediocrity. It’s the difference between being average and being TrueSapien. Let’s face it, it’s nigh on impossible these days to avoid noticing the...
Sour Grapes. Curse Of The Average Human - It’s deep-seated in our human nature that when stricken with failure, we pretend that victory wasn’t really worth it anyway. Is this some lame way to save face in a world where we feel inadequate? Or a coping mechanism so that the hurt of defeat is more easily accepted and ignored? The earliest public recognition...
Injury sucks - Injury sucks! They stop us from achieving our long term and short-term goals and at times, depending on severity, can completely disable our ability to do anything. Severe or mild, they often stress us out due to this inability to progress and / or move as desired. On top of that there is the crippling...
The link(s) between Sugar & Sweeteners - Sugar is bad for you! That’s the top news of many blogs and dieticians and “wanna be slim” enthusiasts – The Guardian has a whole section devoted to stories related to sugar and it’s effect on the population. There’s no argument here, it is indeed bad for us due to the number of products that...
Workout On The Run - The challenge to maintain a workout routine isn’t easy. Our 9 till 5 work day is getting ever extended, and for some is a thing of the past. Working hours are longer, shifts disrupt routine and for me; travelling for work really messes with my plans. Travelling, although often seen as glamorous (and it is...
No Self Motivation Required! - Self motivation isn’t the key to achieving success. In fact ‘self motivation’ is often the cause of failure or a complete lack of drive altogether….. It is widely believed that self motivation and it’s successor ‘self discipline’ are the prerequisites to success and achievement. Many a self help or personal development book from the recent...
The Pescatarian Challenge - A trip out with my better half kick-started a conversation about eating meat; the quality of meat we are eating, the morality around the methods of how we kill the animals for our pound of flesh and so on. Both being meat eaters it really was merely a general chat that got a little out...
The Impact Of Roles & Responsibilities - Roles and responsibilities are pretty simple to define right?! I am responsible for the choices I make, for those who depend on me in any given role I hold. As a father (or mother) I’m responsible for the wellbeing of my Children, as a project manager I’d be responsible for the project as whole etc…...
Fitness Journey Of A Bearded Mud Lover. Being TrueSapien! - Written by TrueSapien Matt Briscoe. The fitness journey and changes I’ve been on have had a profound impact on my outlook on life and the kinds of challenges I set myself. I wanted to enhance my social profile and chose Instagram as my media of choice. I did not want to brag about the activities...
Don’t Fall Into The Excuse Trap. Be TrueSapien! - The Excuse Trap is a treacherous place and one not easy to escape from. Our dreams, targets and purpose are all driven by attitudes such as resolution, perseverance and drive, all of which are at the mercy of excuses. The mediocre, the average and the ignorant live a life where excuses dominate every outcome of...
Ain’t no mountain the same! - Fit for purpose? Are we so blinkered in your fitness goals that we overlook our general fitness and functionality? A recent trip to south wales for a break from the rush of everyday life saw me and my girlfriend standing in a car park looking across a stream and along the edge of ravine where...