I know many of you have a love/hate relationship with CrossFit. I know I do. I been doing it for 7 years now and sometimes I love it and other times I can’t stand it. There are some major problems with the trend that CrossFit is heading towards, but I don’t want to rant about it about it right now. I’ll save it for a more extensive blog.
One thing for sure, CrossFit got me in the best shape of my life. Continue reading How CrossFit Changed My Life
In terms of toughness training, nothing is more brutal than hill sprints. There’s this vicious hill in Santa Monica that is so grueling physically and mentally.
I know because I could never get anybody to do this hill sprint workout with me for a second time. Continue reading The Hill from Hell
If you are a competitive athlete, being mentally tough is having a huge advantage. You have the mental resilience and stamina to outlast and break your opponent’s will. Many professional coaches will say being mentally tough is the intangible that athletes must have in order to endure the physical punishment that sporting events demand. Continue reading The Power of Adversity
The downside of mental toughness training is that it won’t be easy. The metabolic stimulating workouts that I will suggest in this blog will be very difficult as you need some degree of suffering to become mentally tough. Today most of us are just too soft and pampered. Continue reading Mental Toughness is For Everybody
This mental toughness blog is about strengthening your mind to overcome adversity. The benefits of having a strong mind is that you know you can overcome any disappointment or asshole pricks in your life. When your mind is empowered, those around you know that you are a force to be reckoned with and will begin to treat you differently. Continue reading What Really is Holding You Back
In all my years at the gym, I can conclude that if you are mentally fragile, you will always be susceptible to a break down. If that happens, that hot bod you worked hard for can get out of shape very quickly. In my 25 years as a trainer and gym rat, I’ve seen many men and women with sought after bodies let themselves go and quit working out because they couldn’t handle the adversity and pressures of modern living. Continue reading 25 Years of Watching the Freak Show at the Gym
Was there anybody tougher than Butkus?
In my 25 years as a trainer, I’ve trained clients in various gyms in the Los Angeles area. I’ve worked with bodybuilders in the mecca of bodybuilding, Gold’s Gym. Also, I trained clients in many overly priced chic gyms with fancy high tech equipment in both Los Angeles and New York. All my clients had one thing in common Continue reading So You Think You Don’t Need to Be Mentally Tough?