Mental Reps

Mental reps is about visualizing and focusing on actions that produce a desired outcome. You have to be very specific when you visualize yourself performing an action or set of actions because you are wiring a mind/body connection to a particular set of actions. You are mentally building a skill set. One of my MMA coaches said when he was wrestling in college, he was taught to have three mental practices... read more

Choose Your New Body!

One of the best ways to find long-term motivation is to find someone with a body type that you desire and create a mental picture in your mind of being built in that image. Be sure the image that you choose is one that fits your frame. If you’re 5’2 and have wide hips and narrow shoulders, you probably wouldn’t choose Georges St. Pierre as a model image, although if that is what truly motivates you then... read more

Plan for Success

Anytime you begin a diet and workout plan, I really believe you should address the obstacles that you will have to overcome in order to have long-term success. The first obstacle a lot of people encounter is the time commitment. You may have a busy schedule so you’ll have to find out where you can fit your training and healthy eating into your daily life. The issues you are going to have to address are:... read more

More About Specificity of Training

Last week I talked about “Specificity of Training.”  I wanted to clarify something in that article. I wasn’t putting together a boxing workout per se’, I was making the point that when you are training for a specific sport, you have to train the movements specific to that sport. In the last article I put together a brief boxing workout that was intended to be a sample workout to make my point. I just... read more

Think it! Do it! Become it!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) In order to achieve long term success when it comes to getting in shape, your thinking has to be focused on the image you want to create. Even more than that, you have to base your thinking on what goes into creating that image. For example, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective long term activities for getting in shape, but in order... read more

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