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Most of us feel absolutely knackered by the time December comes around. Motivating yourself to maintain the same enthusiasm for your chosen discipline becomes harder as the year draws to a close, and finding that last bit of energy to undertake the many tasks that need to be finished becomes increasingly harder.
If you’re in dire need of some extra incentive to get going and get it done, look no further than these five sport and fitness documentaries.
1. The Game Changers
The Game Changers cause quite the ruckus when it was first released in 2018, and has, no doubt, definitely led to many pro and amateur athletes considering switching to a plant-based diet to see if they’re able to attain the same results as the athletes featured in the film. If you’ve wanted to know how the things you eat can influence your sporting performance, you’ll enjoy this doccie.
The mental health and physical benefits of sports have been well documented, but Resurface doesn’t just rehash what you already know. In this documentary, army veterans share how the sport of surfing has helped them deal with PTSD and physical disabilities as a result of combat injuries, and how taking to the water has even led some away from the edge of suicide.
3. Generation Iron 2
Some of the sport of bodybuilding’s top stars take you along for the ride in this documentary, which goes deep into just what it takes to get the impressive physiques that are required to excel in this discipline.
4. Pedal the World
Felix Starck decided to jump on his bike and pedal more than 18 000 km across 22 countries in only 365 days, and this is his story. While this documentary isn’t quite as gritty as some of the others on this list, it does provide a scenic view of an epic trip that is sure to linger with you for a while.
This film centres on women in India that have decided to take up the sport of running. Following eight women from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the documentary elaborates on the many challenges women who run in India face. As they navigate traditional societal roles, these women break through barriers with every stride.