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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 …

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Mental Toughness and Time

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There’s a huge component of mental toughness that I don’t see often talked about. That is time. Mental toughness is a slippery topic. So is time. Combining the two, well, let’s see how this comes out! I refer back to the example of physical training to start with. There is …

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Bypassing Mental Toughness

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Yesterday, we explored the concept of how you can utilize willpower to get to where you want to go, but that’s not the only pathway. I shared this example: • If I “hate working out” => it will take willpower to do it• If I “love working out” => no …

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Unlimited Willpower?

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Yesterday I defined mental toughness/willpower as “using your mind or your will to do something that other parts of you do not want to do. It is being tough or overpowering that other side of you that wants to go a different direction.”  I briefly covered the topic that mental …

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Defining Mental Toughness

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A little over a week back I asked for questions regarding mental toughness. I got flooded with them…and they were all over the place! Literally everything from motivation and focus, to handling bullies, to helping friends and family be tougher, to talking to women, to struggling with diet, to my …

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First Hint of New Isometric Results

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Yesterday I shared an article about a distinction I use daily in my training. Am I practicing a movement? Am I training a movement? Am I testing a movement?  While there is certainly overlap, deciding ahead of time what I am doing helps to get better results. As you likely …