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Why aim for Flow in Movement?

When it comes to fitness, we tend to think about tangible things. Strength is pounds on the bar or kettlebell, or the progressive step of a bodyweight exercise. Endurance is the time in which you can complete an event or workout. Body transformation is largely about pounds on the scale (as well as body fat […]

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How to Boost Performance 300%

Yesterday, I 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, improves pattern recognition. Anandamide: Pain […]

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What is FLOW?

Flow… It’s a big buzzword these days, but what does it really mean? Ask different people and you’ll get many different answers. Inside of Mental Muscle, I included a large section about how to access and strengthen your flow state for greater performance. Much of that work was modeled from what Charles Garfield did back […]

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Getting Woo-Woo…

Have you heard this term, woo-woo, before? Wiktionary defines it as: Describing a person readily accepting supernatural, paranormal, occult, or pseudoscientific phenomena, or emotion-based beliefs and explanations. (What does this have to do with strength? Be patient, I’ll get there…) Generally, this term is used derogatorily. It’s used as a put-down by skeptics for anything […]

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The Mighty Atom’s Internal Dialog

When it comes to sports psychology, one big area is that of your self-talk. What you say to yourself makes a big impact on your performance. (Just like with visualization, HOW you say it may be even more important than the words…) And no, this doesn’t mean what you speak out loud to yourself, but […]

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