Topic: The mental game

Exercise is not supposed to be fun
He was clutching his knees and his breath still hadn't returned to normal. But he managed to look up and say to me, "That was absolutely brutal...like...the most awful thing I've ever done....Continue
I, too, suck.
I want to be clear, I'm not saying that chocolate cake is bad, or that we shouldn't enjoy some of life's pleasures from time to time. I'm talking about when I'm faced with a decision...Continue
Cheat meals are a bad, bad idea
It’s like a weekend pass from nutritional prison--where you’re free to eat whatever (and as much as) you like before heading back to the confines of egg whites and salads. It's the cheat...Continue
Learning when to ignore the pain, and when to listen to it
Training is a balloon bouncing on the end of your fingertip. Fail to tap it often or hard enough and it falls to the ground. Hit it too hard and it goes flying away like...Continue
How to love running
I've hated it my entire life. It hurt. It was pointless. It was did nothing more but damage the body and create suffering. Running was bad. And then a year ago, I thought, "what if...Continue
How the White Stripes influenced my training philosophy
Jack created a band in a most unusual way. To start, it was minimalist in structure: vocals, guitar, and drums were the only musical ingredients permitted. He intentionally recruited a drummer (his wife Meg) who...Continue
I want to the be the type of person who...
She was about 100 pounds overweight. Unhappy with herself, but willing to give exercise a try. Again. I’ll never forget as she was leaving her first workout, exhausted and face flush she said: "I...Continue
What is High Performance? (13 examples)
High performance... It's got a catchy ring, doesn't it? Admittedly, 'High Performance' is a bit of a buzzword these days. We're not the only program to adopt the term as part of our branding. It's...Continue
4 ways to get your mind right for training
As coaches, we often give similar programs out to similar people, only to see completely different results and clients who walk away with totally different experiences. While there are certainly genetic factors that play into...Continue
How Einstein changed my training philosophy
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein It’s easy to over complicate things and get seduced by the idea that “different” means “better.” I think at times, getting lost...Continue