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Practicing, Training, Testing

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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 …

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Negative Self-Talk in Health & Fitness

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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 …

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That Kinesthetic Feeling…

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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 …

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Content vs. Context

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“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 …

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Basics of How Internal Visualization Works

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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, …

Strength Training as Self Development

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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 …

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I HATED Myself

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When most people see me tear a deck of cards in half, or snatch a 106 lb. kettlebell over and over and over again, they’ll ask me odd questions like: “When did you learn you could do that?” As if this was an innate talent I discovered that I had …

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How to Boost Performance 300%

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I have mentioned the flow state and how the science has investigated this further.  Specifically, studies have found that people in the “flow state” release a number of different neurotransmitters and hormones. These include: Norepinephrine & Dopamine: Tightens focus and keeps us in the NOW. Speeds up muscle reaction time, …