Harden the f@#k up! A Must Read for Athletes

USP - Harden the f@#k up, a must read for athletes

Brisbane Broncos Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Baker put me onto this video.

He calls it the “BEST Double Body Weight Bench Press Ever“!

I agree!

It is a MUST READ and MUST WATCH Video that will inspire you and put things into perspective!

Make sure you read the background info about Dean Clifford before watching the video.

“In 1979 I was born in the small country town of Kingaroy in South East Queensland. After almost 18 months I was finally diagnosed as having the very rare genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (E.B or Cotton Wool Kids) and given a life expectancy of just 2 and a half to 5 years.

The medical experts said I would never be well enough to attend school or simply have any kind of quality of life at all. However what the medical experts did not count on was even at a young age my determination and desire to live my life according to my life long motto to

“Never Admit Defeat”.

I lived my entire childhood in and out of hospital undergoing countless operations, nearly all of which were very experimental due to the simple fact that up until that point almost everyone with a severe form of E.B unfortunately had passed away.

There were only a handful of us worldwide that had managed to survive with E.B as severe as what I had as a child. I was one of the first in the world to trial skin grafts on my face and some of the worst affected areas of my body. The hardest part was not so much the operations and all the anaesthetics and everything, it was the mental struggle. I was wrapped and bandaged like a
living Mummy. From head to waist completely covered in bandages for 4 to 6 weeks at a time.”

If you need inspiration or someone you train or work with is having a whinge, a sook or complaining about something minor -please do two things-show them Deans bench press video and to quote Chopper Read  tell them to


All the best,

Joey Hayes