(In part 1 in this series, I talked about how you must apply the same preparation to attack in your training and to your life. You must start off every day ready to battle the adversities that you have been fighting and be prepared to face new challenges. This is life and not just a CrossFit gym workout. You don’t have breaks or rest periods against the obstacles that life will throw at you. Every day, you must gear yourself up to have the warrior mindset to defend your livelihood and to beat the tar of any stumbling block that attempts to jeopardize your life. When the threat is on, you must make the first move and make a huge dent in the enemies’ armor. You always want to make a mental statement to yourself that you will not be fucked with.
This is the aggressive attitude that must have to defeat your former weak self and those situations that attempt to make your life miserable.) Continue reading
(Today is the first mental toughness life skill that you must achieve to improve your overall quality of living. If you have been doing the WODs in this system for awhile, you know how important it is prepare yourself to become the aggressor when facing a CrossFit WOD. If you think you can just causally go head to head with Fran, Murph or Jackie, you are making a huge mistake. Now you must make the leap and apply the same brashness when up against the real villains and problems in your life. To defeat them, you must bring in the same aggressive mindset that have in the physical aspect of this mental toughness training.)
Strategy #1 Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor
Like how you must prepare yourself to face the WODs, you must gear yourself up to be as aggressive as possible when chasing down the adversity in your personnel life. Many people think of aggression as only physical action. Toughness is not about beating the crap out those who done you wrong. Solving a problem through violence is never the solution. The proper aggressiveness that I am suggesting is a relentless mindset of constant and continuous attack on the adversity. It doesn’t happen automatically and takes some time and practice to know how to fire yourself up to battle. Continue reading
If the aggressive material and content of this site offends you, hug therapy might be better suited for your lifestyle and not toughness training.
(In the last couple of posts, I wrote an overall teaser of how this training must transfer to how you live your life. This topic of transferring toughness to everything you do outside of the gym will dominate the next couple of months.
Its not enough for me to be a mercenary when I approach the weights and workouts in the gym. I must train my mind and will to view all obstacles and challenges as enemies that must be destroyed. I know this statement may sound overly aggressive and may put some of you off from my tone. If so, I understand. It’s been nice knowing you and you are probably better suited for kinder and less reactive sorts of training like forgiveness counselling or art therapy.
However, if you are a realist, you know that this world can be cruel to those that are weak.If you are tired of living a life as sap where you let others step all over you, this site is right up your alley. It is your time to get what you deserved and smash all the bullshit in between your future success.
If you are ready to go to work, read on.)
(Here is the third and final piece on applying mental toughness training to your personal life. Again, this series is an overall summary on how the CrossFit training can have a direct impact on improving all areas of your life. Transferring the fortitude you are developing from the physical training to your personal world will be the primary topic to the months to come.
Being a terror with a six pack in the gym is only part of this training. You want to have the capacity to smash all obstacles that get in the way of your goals in the gym and out of the gym. Sometimes that means you will have to tell the assholes of the world to go fuck themselves. When that time comes, you won’t hesitant to pull the trigger and assert yourself. Putting your foot down and refusing to be pushed around is an indicator that this training is working for you.
Getting what you want thought hard work and taking a stand for what you believe in is what mental toughness training is all about.)
(This a repost from one my first blogs. I been really busy at work and training clients so haven’t had time to do much blogging. However, my winter break is coming up and when it does, I plan to do to some heavy writing.) Continue reading
(In part one of this series of applying mental toughness training to your personal life, I reposted in a blog I wrote about a year ago. It is an overall summary on how you can to transfer the four mental strategies that you use to battle the WODs at the gym to when you face obstacles in your personal life. For the next couple of months, applying this mental toughness training to improving your overall quality of life will be the major focus of mentaltoughnesguy.com. Get ready to kick ass in the gym and when you leave the gym). Continue reading
Here is a repost that I published about a year ago. In this article, it will summarize the upcoming information on how to transfer the four mental strategies to your home, work, business and interpersonal life. This material on developing inner strength outside of the gym with be the bulk of mentaltoughnessguy.com in the coming months. Here is an overall synopsis of what is coming up: Continue reading
For the last year, I have focused on getting you all mentally tough during your workouts. From the numerous emails and feedback that I have been getting, I would say a majority of you have been battling the adversity from the WODs with much success. Congrats to all of you for putting the time and effort through this mental toughness program. As the founder of this system, I know it is not easy and very strenuous on your body. However, as many of you have discovered the benefits of pushing yourself past old limits has brought upon many positive changes including a greater level of toughness when facing the WOD and a better body to show for it. As you all know training for the aesthetics isn’t the primary goal of mentaltoughnessguy.com, but it is still a secondary target. So I applaud all you men and woman who have recompositioned your body through the high intensity WODS. I never get tired of hearing your success stories of losing flab and building muscle from this mental toughness system. It has been a real honor to help you achieve a learner and tighter physique this past year. Continue reading
(This is the fifth installment in this continuing investigation on how to use mantras in your training. I use mantras a lot because they are easy to implement, effective and extremely powerful. I have no doubt that once you start using mantras in your mental toughness training, you will take your training to all new level.)
So come up with different types of mantras that can provoke different types of feelings. I have about two dozen good ones myself. Write them in journal and pick a couple you will be using before you go into the WOD. Continue reading
(In early posts on this series, I talked about how mantras can be used to get you’re the toughest moments in the WODs and in life. There are a variety of mantras that you can use. I like ones that develop a rage in me. However, at times, I need other ones that can calm me down so I can think straight and stop my mind from swirling with anxiety. So create a wide range of mantras that you can use during moments of crises. In this post, I will some give you some creative examples of mantras that my clients came up with. As long as they are personal and meaningful, mantras can help recharge you when you are feeling your weakest.) Continue reading