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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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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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How to Heal Injuries Mentally

We will be addressing using some of this stuff around injuries. Basically, the way I look at injuries, most treating of injuries is done on the physical level.  I feel that it is important to get all of the different levels, including the mental and the emotional side of things which are generally not addressed. […]

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Myths about “Good” Form

In a recent message, I discuss that fast vs. slow training, wasn’t really important. Sure, there are some specific instances where one may be better than another, but the fact is you can make progress either way. Thus, it is not one of the very important aspects of training, compared to something like progressive training, […]

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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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