Train your Weakness

With many self limiting beliefs you will find a common trait of an imaginary person that can do this or that by the term "they", "her", "him" and other non specific nouns. This is the is cop out that the mind plays. Challenge your self with the hard things for that is where your true potential will come from.

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Honest Truth about Vulnerability

I don't like to do it personally. My 80's action stars that I grew up watching were never vulnerable as they would single-handedly take on the Vietcong or a small Caribbean island of baddies. My vulnerability is also not my story as to how I want to gain attention or look for social value. Why did I do it?

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Periscope - The Learning App

Part of the explanation for the success of our gym is the community factor. We are surrounding ourselves with people of like mind, people that we look up to, people that are where we want to be in the future, and people that inspire us to do more. The gym allows each of us to surround ourselves with successful people and thanks to technology we no longer have to be in the same place to connect with successful people. This is the aspect that Periscope embodies for me.

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The Stuff I Read

Today's article will be a short and quick article on the things I read and listen to on a daily basis. Each piece I have selected in order to raise my business knowledge, gain motivation from, learn how to coach better, or round out my personality so that I have balance in my life. This is not a complete list.

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The #1 Tweak I've Made

I have been aware of brain training, motivation, reading positive thoughts, saying mantras, visualization techniques, and any other tool for 3 years now. They have helped me tremendously and I continue to keep up my practice to this day. There has been one tweak that I have made to my weekly schedule that has helped me multiply the return on my investment with these practices. This has been with the help of Katy Corbett.

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Our Inner Child

We all like to think of ourselves as adults who have control and who make our own decisions. We are the Masters of our own Universe. That is not the case though as we will leap to conclusions, react out of emotion, and say/do things that we later regret. Our whole mental existence is built in layers on top of layers, each one being a little more simple and primal than the next. We will at some point, then, act like our inner child.

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Those "Days"

We all have days were we feel "off." We wake up and don't have much energy, our eyes feel heavy, and the legs are filled with lead. We get up and go about our routine but we can't seem to shake the fog. Our whole day shifts later and later as we realize that not much is going to get done till the body wakes up fully. These "blah" days affect us all so how do we deal with them?

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Mental Chatter

There are many thoughts that run through our head. We will have thoughts of scarcity, abundance, fear, confidence, ego, humility, feeling swole and on the gain train, and feeling like we suddenly became fat. Which thoughts do we pay attention to, when do we pay attention to them, and how do we ignore the negative? Lets go through a couple common thoughts that you will experience as you work out.

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What My Training and Diet Look Like

In this article I will write out my entire day for 8/28 to show what I eat, when I eat it, when I train, and any personal thoughts to go along with the outline. Based off this you can make many conclusions: 1.) That is the missing key, 2.) I will start doing that, 3.) He is crazy. The conclusion you make is your own and is neither right or wrong. Your conclusion and actions based off of it are just as valid as mine. Every destination, dream, hope, goal, and body composition has a price to be paid. We all do the best we can with the amount of stress, understanding, knowledge, time, support, ability to moderate stress, and will power that we currently have.

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Taking the Next Step

We live in a world of comfort and abundance. We are told to warm up, stretch, and activate. We must time our meals so that we can get the most muscle benefits through nutrition. We have our pre-workout, intra-workout, and post-workout supplements. We have scientific data on the right sets and reps, rest periods, and order to train a muscle group in. Does your body really need all of this?

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When Motivation Runs Out

We have all reached the point where our initial enthusiasm about a goal or project has passed and now the grind settles in. The distractions are pilling up and it is becoming easier to reason away why missing this once, twice, fifth time is ok. Our mind is starting to tell us to forget about it. We do not have the energy to continue as the goal seems too far away to be realistic. How do we keep going?

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Going from 330lbs to 230lbs

For close to a decade, starting in my late teens and going into my later 20's, I was into strength alone. I competed in a sport called Strongman, and despite some international shows in Canada, my main accomplishment was doing very well as an amateur. This article will just be a visual journey of where I started at 26 and finished at 28 as I lost the weight, lost a lot of muscle, and switched athletic endeavors before ending up in CrossFit.

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