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Handling Loss of Loved Ones

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Death was a topic I was asked to cover in relation to mental toughness. Didn’t I say earlier that the questions really ran the full extent of possible topics? Let me start by saying that I am not an expert on death. I have my own experiences for what they’re …

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Climbing the Wrong Damn Mountain

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I wanted to share Ted’s comments in regards to the Darkside of mental toughness and stubbornness. Because this lesson is oh-so-important. As you’ll see it can take decades of your life… “This mentality kept me competing in Olympic style Tae Kwon Do way longer than I should of been (leading …

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Squat Flexibility Biomechanics

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Robin asks an important question regarding squatting flexibility specifically regarding the back and biomechanics. Hey Logan! I’ve read somewhere that you are 6’2 tall. If that’s true, you are the tallest person that practices calisthenics I know, except of me (I’m 6’4). I’d like to ask you a question regarding …

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The ONE Technique for Mental Toughness

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“Your mental toughness and resiliency is off the charts. Is there any one technique that you prefer above others?” Thank you! Before I list my favorite technique, I appreciate the ‘off the charts’ comment and want to discuss that a bit. I feel like I do have reasonably good mental …

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Toughness and Antifragility

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“Is there a practical way to be antifragile on a day to day basis- like actually getting better from experiencing adversity? I have been exploring this topic. It seems like looking for challenges puts you in a “I can handle everything” mindset. I know there is a “Antifragile” book but …

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Muscle Control vs. Isometrics

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Andy writes in a lengthy email on the topics of muscle control and isometrics with a few different questions. Read it below and then my response to follow… I’ve enjoyed reading your books and recently purchased the Muscle Control Course. I’m trying to figure out how muscle control can be …

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Top 3 Mental Toughness Exercises

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“What would be your TOP 3 choices for exercises that literally affect mental toughness the most?”– Emil This is a tough question! I’m going to take a slightly different track and mention top three CATEGORIES of exercises as I think that may be more helpful. Endurance (Can Always Do One …

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Stubbornness vs. Mental Toughness

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In reply to the Dark Side of Mental Toughness, Rick sent this in…  “Well I don’t think being stubborn to the point of stupidity has anything to do with mental toughness, Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.” I disagree. Let me show you why… …

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Breaking Mental Weakness

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“what is one (or some) practice to break the habit of mental weakness? If I lean into the largest thing that scares me I usually get discouraged and fall back into old, weak habits.” A habit of mental weakness is what I would call a meta-habit. As in, it’s not …

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The Dark Side of Mental Toughness

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If some mental toughness is good, more must be better! Not true. In discussing mental toughness, it is key to understand that it has a shadow. And that shadow is that your mind can override things. It can override the signals that your body is sending you. It can override …

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Mental Toughness is Overrated

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Overrated. That’s not to say that it is not important, but some people place ALL importance on physical and mental toughness. In truth, this must be balanced with the other aspects. There is a time to be tough, and times not to be. In fact, there is a dark side …

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What’s Your Mental Toughness Threshold?

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Two similar questions to address on mental toughness today:  “From what I have been able to observe there seems to be a threshold when toughness breaks down depending on how severe and/or prolonged the situation being dealt with is. Some individuals seem to be able to sustain MENTAL TOUGHNESS for …