Ross Edgley is fascinated by the science of human endurance. The first person in history to swim around Great Britain, Ross has also run a marathon pulling a 1.4 tonne car, climbed a rope the height of Everest and lived with Japanese warrior monks. But Ross doesn’t just do these things for show: he fundamentally believes that the science of sport hasn’t yet uncovered the full potential of the human body – and of the mind. His latest book, The Art of Resilience, is a study of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists – all with a view to uncovering the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mindset in overcoming adversity. Read the first chapter of his book here.
In his Daily Life Lesson, Ross tells us how his findings about mental fitness learnt under endurance, can be applied in everyday life.