Some CrossFit Boxes have more women members than men.
(In Part one I talked about why CrossFit is the one of the best systems for gaining mental toughness. Part 2 continues this discussion and encourages you to join a CrossFit affiliate in your area)
So the greatest obstacle to your commitment to CrossFit is the extreme uneasiness that the WODs will bring to you. The psychological and physical torment will probably be nothing that you have ever faced before, but the rewards are exponentially greater. Continue reading Workout Protocol #1 For Mental Toughness Development – CrossFit (part 2)
I am so lucky and fortunate to have two articles published in Mark’s Daily Apple in the last month. I am very grateful to Mark’s editorial staff as they were very supportive, gracious to helping me put out the best product ever. Aaron at Primal publishing – thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and Mark really have opened the door for me. I am forever grateful.
My second article in MDA was on mental toughness development. Here’s the link – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/mental-toughness-training-in-the-primal-world/#more-36718.
This post is not about the article, but about overcoming my past voices that continues to haunt me during moments of adversity. Continue reading Stop Letting Others Control You
When I stopped doing individual body part training and long cardio sessions, I started to make very noticeable improvement on my body composition. I transformed myself from bodybuilder to strength and conditioning athlete. Continue reading Workout Protocol #1 For Mental Toughness Development – CrossFit (part 1)
You need to do full-body movements like the deadlift more to build muscle and to get mentally stronger
(In part 2 of this blog, I talked about how we need to shift our priority to improving the mind over the body.)
Now, I’m sure a lot of you will think that I am not concern about aesthetics. Not true at all. Everybody wants to look better, including me. However, all my clients usually tell me that they are worried that by ignoring their body, they will look less attractive. Continue reading The Problems with Traditional Mental Toughness Training (Part 3)
(In part 1 of this blog, I discussed what the hell is wrong with mental toughness training for professional athlete and the layman. What really bugs me with mental toughness material aimed at the masses is the overused and misleading use of the word “winner.” I don’t like the word for its simplicity and prefer the term “fighter” for those of who participate with mental toughness training).
Whenever I want a good laugh, I usually like to browse through the self-help section of any bookstore and to see what new stuff they have on mental toughness development for the masses. Continue reading The Problem with Traditional Mental Toughness Training (Part 2)
When I first discovered mental toughness training, I became obsessed. I started to read everything I could about the subject, but unfortunately, the only area where I could find materials on mental toughness was in the new age self-help section in “Barnes and Noble.” Continue reading The Problems with Traditional Mental Toughness Training (Part 1)
My transformation story was published a couple of days ago in Mark’s Daily Apple.com, Here’s the link _,http://www.marksdailyapple.com/free-at-50/#comments
I’m a huge fan of Mark Sisson’s web site as it has loads of free information on a the Paleo eating plan, fitness and improving your overall well-being.If you are not familiar with this popular site, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s one my all-time favorite sites of all time as the WOD’s in Marks Daily Apple has had a huge development in my mental toughness journey. I rank the Primal WODs up there with CrossFit.
When I found out my story was picked as one the Friday’s transformation pieces, I was stoked. Continue reading My Transformation Story in Mark’s Daily Apple
(In part 1 of this post, I discussed my obsession with the brutal training of the navy SEALS and how a strong will is the most important factor in determining if one makes it through the training or quits)
One of the major similarities between CrossFit training and SEAL development is that they both push you to the limit and test your tolerance to pain. Continue reading The Real Tough Guys (Part 2)
Another tough guy group that I am fascinated with is the navy SEALs. What impresses me the most is how the SEAL candidates can get through what many in the arm forces considers the most physical brutal and ruthless psychological training mankind has ever seen. Continue reading The Real Tough Guys (Part 1)