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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 Thinking & State Alters Your Strength

This picture here is very important. So there is a lot of information going on in this image. The thing I want to focus on right now over on the left hand side of the page. Over here. Where it says, “Internal Representation, State, Physiology.” This is very important because you see these arrows are […]

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Saxon on Mental Training

In this article, we break down how the Iron Master, Arthur Saxon mentally approaches a heavy lift, specifically in this case the bent press. From what he has written about we not only know tips on physical technique, but his thoughts leading up to and during the lift. If you think this is any less […]

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Mind Muscle Connection

Anyone that has been involved in strength or muscle building for even a short amount of time is likely to come across the term, mind muscle connection. But like many things having to do with the mind it is ill-defined. Being ill-defined it is then tough to really develop as there is no clear roadmap. […]

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Applied Knowledge is Power

Had to share this comment from Inner Circle member, Scott. It flies in the face of the cultural idea that things get worse with age. (And we all need to work to overturn that idea both personally and then to influence others by example.) Hi Logan, Your newsletters and books are great! Have read Mental […]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson on Strength Training

Well, it’s not actually about strength training per se, but it does have to do with it. This truth applies to just about anything, but certainly he could be talking about fitness. When many people first get into strength training they often ask what is the best? What is the best tool? Barbells, dumbbells, bodyweight, […]

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