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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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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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Content vs. Context

“How you visualize is more important than what you visualize.” I have that quote there.  I quoted myself in the workbook. So, if you imagine yourself doing a push-up, right?  That is the content: yourself doing a push-up. But how you are seeing that, perceiving that, not just the visual sense, but you may have […]

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Basics of How Internal Visualization Works

Our senses are used externally. And notice it’s also called, “Representations,” right?  RE – PRESENTING.  This is how we represent things within our mind.  So even if you close your eyes, you’re shutting off your external visual sense, but by visualizing something internally, you’re seeing that on your internal screen, your movie screen of your […]

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Strength Training as Self Development

Lifting weights, bodyweight or whatever method of exercise, is like a crucible where you forge your body, mind and spirit. I have always looked at is as such and always will. Not only that, but it is one of the best areas in which to practice the various skill sets that can then be applied […]

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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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Visualization 101

Welcome to Visualization 101. When I introduce people to how mental training can make them stronger, more fit, and achieve the body they want, I’ll often hear one of two things: “I can’t visualize.” …or… “I suck at visualizing.” If you think you’re in either of the above cases, then this series of posts will […]

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Intuition Bends Wrenches

The other day I had some time to kill. I had already gone through all my email so I did something I don’t often do…I looked at Instagram. And I’m happy that I did as I saw the following picture and post from Chris Rider. If you don’t know Chris Rider he’s one of the […]

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