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Multiple Ways to Imagine…

Two days ago, I told you about an idea I found from Ironmind’s Milo magazine that I really liked. (If you missed that one about injury prevention you can check it out here.) Now, something I disagree with. This is from an article on Mental Training for All Athletes by Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT. Overall, I […]

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Rerunning a Mental Program

I put together a multi-faceted plan to get back in action on the Beast Snatch, and finally achieve this big goal. One part of that plan was for mental training. And one aspect of that was to listen to my own Fitness Maximizer hypnotic tracks.  While I also do self-hypnosis each morning where it is […]

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Mental Toughness in Workouts…You’re Doing It Wrong!

Susan: “It’s getting there.  It’s getting there.  No pain.  That is a big thing. Natan:  “Didn’t Logan say ‘No pain, no gain?’” (Everyone laughs) Logan: You just gotta try harder — that’s it!  If you’re not getting results, you’re not trying hard enough! Some people believe that honestly!  It’s kind of sad.  There is a […]

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Practicing, Training, Testing

Number 5, this is kind of an idea I’ve developed and found very useful.  Understanding the difference between practicing something, training, and testing. So with testing, this is where you’re in a competition or you’re really going all out, see what you can do — this is where you break out the mental toughness.  You […]

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How to Use Your Imagination for Exercise

Hey everyone, you guys can do this while you are sitting.  This just underlies the importance of the imagination in going further. Just go up straight.  Take your right arm and go behind you.  And notice how far you get.  And come back.  Neutral. Now just imagine yourself being able to turn your body all […]

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How to Focus Your Language when Coaching

When you’re coaching someone, you really want to feed back their words.  I didn’t really point it out when I was working with you up here.  This kind of goes into the hypnotic language, some of the stuff we’ll talk about tomorrow, but even though I don’t have him sitting in a chair in a […]

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70+ Year Old Martial Artists

A little while back Andrew sent me the following video, of a 75 year old martial artists doing a demonstration, breaking boards and blocks and much else. And, in a similar vein, on this page, I detail how I found a 70+ year old martial artist that became my mentor. The common idea that pervades […]

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Negative Self-Talk in Health & Fitness

Number 9: Be on the Lookout for Mental Blocks and Negative Self-Talk. That negative self-talk is really important.  So if you hear, “Oh, I can’t do that!” If you hear yourself say something like that or maybe even just think it, it’s like, “Ah!  There’s a belief behind that!” And then you can find out […]

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That Kinesthetic Feeling…

It’s amazing… Amazing how OUT of touch people are with their bodies. I know we place all the value on our brains in our culture, but damn. From the neck down many people have next to zero bodily awareness. Even among trainers and athletes…it can be very bad. Sure, you have enough proprioception to touch […]

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