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It's easy to get hung up on physical flaws when you strive for perfection. Debunk the idea of a perfect body and learn how to redefine your self-worth.
Sometimes, digging deep and pushing through the suck is the only way to survive a tough set. But if you have big-time ambitions and want to live like an athlete, you need a more sustainable mindset. You need grit!
If you're looking for a mental edge in the gym, here are 8 key foods for the fitness-minded bodybuilder.
Lifting changes more than just your body. Lifting can change how you participate in and view the world. Find out what the iron has taught Noah ''The Siege'' Siegel about living a better life.
Positive mental imagery and reinforcement can help convert even the most negative trainee into an exercise optimist!
Check out these 10 awesome Instagram shots from Bodybuilding.com's 2014 #TrickOrTrain Halloween costume contest!
The gym is a place to crush iron and get gains. Nothing helps like a few hardcore beats. Check out our list of 20 fast-paced, goal-crushing songs guaranteed to motivate.
What keeps people motivated in the gym year after year? Spoiler: It ain't wishful thinking or magical pixie dust.
Never count Nichiren Flowers out. When life told him to quit football, he kept charging ahead. Now he preaches the same message to Bodybuilding.com's customers!
The Spartan World Championships represents more than the fastest, or the strongest, or the competitor with the greatest endurance. It represents a uniquely human kind of fitness.
You don't have to be a CrossFitter to apply some of their strategies for mental toughness to your own workout. Here are three tips to develop a stronger mind and a better physique!
What is game day? Game day is the day of any competition, be it a Body Building, Fitness, or in this case Obstacle Course competition. This is the opportunity to put your skills on the line and see where you rank amongst fellow competitors and peers. Learn the tricks!
Stepping up to the barbell for a new PR? Here's your 5-step mental checklist for crushing your one-rep max!
Haters gonna hate, but you don't need to let their negative energy fuel your drive to succeed. Rise above the negativity with this guide.
Strength and grit can help you achieve great things in the gym and in life. The legends among us have learned to combine the two. Here's how you can too.
You shouldn't be able to lift heavy weights, and yet you do it again and again. Experienced strength athletes know that the secret to making big numbers move is the mindset of the lifter, not the size of his muscles!
Everyone wants to be fitter, happier, healthier, and more successful. Making it happen requires you to step outside of your comfort zone. Let the co-founder of Spartan Race show you how!
For three decades, I thought of myself as fat and lived accordingly. Learn the fitness secrets I used to say goodbye to unwanted weight and negative self-talk.
Use these tips to revamp your mindset and multiply your motivation.
Long-term progress requires consistent mental focus. Build intensity that lasts with these five tips from the Twinlab Militia!
Push through pain and adversity and let a strong mind fuel a strong body. Use these strategies to built strength where it matters most!
I know what it's like to have the same resolutions staring up at you year after year. Here's how I broke through—and how you can too!
The rank of alpha is reserved for the boldest, baddest girl in the gym. If you want to be that girl, apply these 5 tips to your workout regimen today.
The word ''alpha'' gets thrown around a lot these days. Before you start slapping the label on yourself or anyone else, take this leadership course from the fittest man on Wall Street!
Don't be content to take what you're given. Take it and make it better. Embrace the alpha lifestyle laid out by these elite athletes and watch your physique and your confidence go through the roof!
Fear is a normal emotion, but it doesn't have to hold you back. In fact, it can fuel your goals. Take the reins and use fear as motivation.
Abs are not made in the kitchen, they’re made in the mind—and the same goes for the rest of your physique. Forge a positive outlook with these personal challenges, and use it to achieve a body of steel.
Big changes can be difficult. If you've made the commitment to health, and are feeling alone in your decision, here's some help. Here are four ways to keep negativity from winning!
Where is your attention when you’re in the gym or at the table? Is it stuck on a far away goal, or dialed in on what you’re doing? Settle down, pay attention, and enjoy yourself more while you train!
You have a bucket list, even if it's not actually on paper. The question is: Are you moving closer to accomplishing it? If not, this month is your chance to change. No more excuses!
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has heard it all. He isn't an elite quarterback. He doesn't win big games. Whatever happens in Super Bowl XLVII, it's clear that the naysayers were wrong.
You train hard in the gym to improve your physique. With the right training, you can also improve your intelligence. These 25 tips will help you be smarter, faster, and more efficient.
The 'season to be jolly' is definitely not happy for everybody. Those who have Seasonal Affective Disorder must endure, rather than enjoy, the winter months. Until now, that is.
The world will give you plenty of reasons why you can't achieve your goals. Learn to control your thoughts and your environment, and there's no challenge you can't push through.
The 'Freshman 15' isn’t inevitable. Start the school year with the right mindset, and you can build a physique that will hold up even after you’ve paid off your loans.
Your workout provides benefits you can't see in the weight room mirror: a healthier brain, better mood, and the tools to thrive for a lifetime.
I've graced more than 28 magazine covers in the past 3 years. The global fitness industry has branded me 'The World's Most Ripped Fitness Model.'
The path to a total body transformation can be bumpy, curvy and can have some tough hills. What is the secret to smoothing those bumps and curves? Believing in yourself!
Today's workout is simple: 30 minutes of cardio, but I'd also like to cover positive self talk.
This article will demonstrate how to gain muscle by activating the muscles through the mind-muscle connection. Anyone can benefit by learning that proper form, technique and muscle activation come first and the weight you lift is a distant second.
Sometimes the secret to success is just surrounding yourself with successful people. Examine the conditions that you're in and determine your path to success!
Ever the reluctant sage, Kai agrees to instruct at Shawn Ray's Muscle Camp 2009 along with other Pros offering expert hands-on technique, while at the same time keeping details of his diet under covers labeling it as a distraction to quell curious bystanders. Eager young NPC competitor Jason Myers jumps on the chance to work side-by-side with Kai through a specialized leg posing workout designed to strengthen the pathways connecting important muscle groups to the brain. It quickly becomes apparent to the audience and as Jason remarks later - he may have bitten off more than he could chew.
Legendary bodies Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane both used the weapon of visualization to achieve greatness. Find out how to turn your daydream of an amazing physique into a reality by reprogramming your sub-conscious. Check it out!
Some coaches attribute 50-90 percent of an athlete's success to their psychological skills. Learn about the conceptual basis of psychological skills training and improve your game.
A good framework for a healthy mindset is a must to ensure you remain sound of mind. Use the following tricks and strategies to empower your own success.
There are many factors that lead to impressive gains in the bodybuilding world but the most important is your drive to succeed! Learn more.
The seven deadly sins of bodybuilding serve as a guideline to some of the unwritten rules in and out of the gym. Use this guide and make better choices today!
We all forget things from time to time or select what we take in and process and dump the rest. Fortunately, this typically won't cause many problems except maybe a spouse that keeps nagging you... Learn more.
I intend to help you get that mindset by showing you some techniques that will improve your way of thinking and have you believing you are a success. Here are 4 techniques that will help you succeed. Learn more.
Many of us tell ourselves that we want to lift more weight on our bench press, but fail before we even start. Before you attempt to lift the weight make sure you are mentally prepared...
Luckily, there are proven strategies that you can use to slow down the aging process, helping ensure you look your absolute best for the years to come. Here are some of the main ones you should know about... Learn more.
You are moving along with training but feel like nothing is happening. You need to look at your successes a little differently. Here are the little steps you may not be noticing as you start losing your motivation to continue.
Watch and learn from Idaho's strongest man, ASC Pro Strongman Corey St. Clair! Corey offers the secrets of the mind to unlock hidden potential. Topics include increasing event performance with adaptive training, workout evaluation, and motivational imagery.
I found that to achieve your goals, you had to have that same motivation, that same drive as all the stars... How can an average nine-to-five office worker dig up the same drive? The ideas are simple but the effort is not free! Learn more.
You have to push yourself and your limits if you really want to find the career you love, a mate to die for, your own identity, and good health. The road can be hard. Here are 5 items you shouldn't be without to be happier. Learn more.
Many of us have issues with how we look, particularly if we've grown up overweight... Fortunately by becoming more active you can really improve your self-confidence as well. Here are 5 tips to improve your self-confidence.
What are the most common everyday things we do, unconsciously, to hinder our fitness progress? Here's some invaluable feedback on what and why we fail and great ideas for success! Check it out!
The book 'The Secret' is about learning to apply the laws of attraction. In other words, attracting more of what you want and less of what you don't. As we head into the New Year, there is no reason why we cannot begin 2009 with a wonderful new outlook.
Are you (in your mind) distinguishing yourself from other competitors, and asserting a particular identity... Here's a process that will truly empower you to become a successful competitor!
Bodybuilding is one of the smartest things a person can do. The implementation of a regular exercise regimen and a nutritious diet can make an individual smarter and more attentive... Learn more.
Today we are here to talk about training an entirely different part of your body - your brain. Yes, that's right, if you want to get optimal results from your training, you need to consider your mental state. Learn more.
A very passionate and enthusiastic pastor shares his story about going from SuperCross to backstage at the Olympia where he offers his services to carb depleted competitors! Learn about him and additional ways that you can help.
Ever felt like there's something missing in your weight-lifting goals? Why do only the champions have this? The following book review gives generous tips on how it may help you build better success in your training! Learn more.
Practicing the valuable methods for attuning your mind to success cannot be fully achieved if the mind is functioning sub-optimally. Areas such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and positive living environment will contribute to a healthy, receptive mind.
If you find yourself wanting to make a physical change but constantly repeat the words (speaking or thinking) I really don't have time to exercise, already you are falling into the loser category. Losers make excuses.
Welcome to Interview #26 in the Awesome Muscles Podcast Interview Series. Today, your host, Daniel Gastelu, talks with Peter C. Siegel, R.H., founder of PowerMind©. Hear Pete walk you through his proven 5 step workout success motivation system!
Greatness can be achieved at any time, by anyone... Not convinced? Discover how to develop the mind power needed to transform your life for the better – Expand your personal development and goals with these comprehensive factors, plans, and more.
Health starts in the mind and then flows to the body. In this chapter I prep both the mind and body for the fantastic health advances that lay ahead. Here are my top 7 strategies for the right mental attitude!
Exclusive Bodybuilding.com full chapter Excerpt from Operation Morpheus - insights into the mindset of a bodybuilder... Believe in yourself and read on right here to learn more about how the mind can affect so many aspects of our life!
Here are the 12 Mental Training Factors which will move you toward maximum muscular results. Learn more about these mind power factors. They include mental priming, laser concentration, emotion, and more right here!
Have you ever thought about going to counseling as a means to create a more effective diet program? Here are some possible reasons your current strategies are not working. Learn more.
With all confidence - and substantiation - I can genuinely tell you that I'm the world's foremost sports and peak-performance hypnotherapist. Here I will share some tips on getting your best game face on come play time! Check it out!
Think about those who possess notably big, powerful, muscle packed physiques - and you. Hmmm... what's the difference? Push yourself to new levels of muscle growth with the following mental strategies - Includes 5 step process. Learn more right here!
There's always an excuse to put off change and the timing excuse is one of the most effective forms of active procrastination. Learn why Timing is never Perfect and how to recognize when changes in life should be made.
You need to have the motivation in order to generate the intensity required to spark muscle growth. Find the inspiration you need... get motivated with these great tips on goal setting, visualization, and more!
Have you ever had a workout where you were so feverishly driven and compelled, you felt you could, metaphorically, 'Burn a hole through steel?' Here are 5 steps you can follow to produce the ultimate workout intensity. Check it out!
While I'm a strong believer in the importance of massive action, this action without research will lead to disastrous consequences. Learn more about these two addicts, consequences of their actions, and suggestions on breaking out of the mold.
Success - How do you describe it, define it, qualify it, and capture it? As a concept, success is quite elusive; the meaning depending solely upon the individual defining it. Find out about this concept and how you fit...
Did you know that if you want to reach your goals beyond a shadow of a doubt that nutrition is the number one thing that will assist you? Find out what your BMR is, physical activity level and how to fit it all in your life. Learn more!
The mere thought of something can be so powerful, that it will cause a chemical change in our brains that might fill us with delight or sadness. Learn what difficulties we face and some ideas to overcome.
I’ve personally worked with pro athletes and champion bodybuilders for 27 years. I'll relate some personal experience on strengthening the link to foster muscular success. Learn about pre-sleep success motivation scripting right here.
If your expectations are not strictly positive, success suggestive, and confidence based, they're keeping you from developing the mind/blowing muscularity you, no doubt, actually can! Get some effective tips...
If you make your way through life without experiencing any real failure on a regular basis, you are in essence, a true failure! Here are my Five Golden Rules to help you to use failure as leverage for success.
The struggles of the past years have been many and have kept even the most talented among us frustrated and down; but these obstacles have now been overcome... Get a fresh perspective with these pointers to take motivation to the next level!
Our mind has the ability to make us stronger, more muscular, more athletic, more powerful, even wealthier and happier! Learn 4 basic principles of mental conditioning right here to improve your results!
Often when we embark on a weight loss and fitness programs we assess what it is we are looking to change. This is certainly ideal, however there frequently remain various, often uncomfortable questions. Here are five questions you should try to answer.
Training for a blackbelt is no easy task. It requires dedication and a lot of hard work. Here are ten pointers to help keep you focused and motivated in achieving that blackbelt.
Certain characteristics some individuals have make them more prone to being successful so it's important you understand what these are... Have a look at the following list and see if you see yourself in any of these things.
As a successful model, bodybuilder and businessman, Anthony practices what he preaches... Learn more about winning the battle with fear in this great interview with Anthony Catanzaro.
If you are like most women in America, you find it almost impossible to love your body. I've put together a list of things to help in the battle of loving/hating your body. Read this A-Z guide to learn to love your body!
Of all human qualities, Will has the most important role in life. Ninety-nine percent of all humans are unhappy because they lack will power. I would like to explain a little about will power and how thoughts and feelings are so important...
Did you know, something as trivial as how you view the upcoming day can determine whether you SUCCEED or FAIL! Find out how...
I just donâ€™t have the right genetics to build muscle. I have tried everything, but I just canâ€™t get any bigger. If you have ever said any of these things, read on...
Those that look at the situation with a positive mind frame are much more likely to choose wisely... Read on to get some ideas for keeping your diet balanced when bad choices are so abundant.
Many people aren't satisfied with several aspects of their workouts. Why not change that? I am going to share with you six surefire ways to make sure you never have a bad workout again! Check it out.
Those who take a pro-active approach to change will have less stress facing them everyday... This article will share some ideas on change and how you can improve your goals in training and life in general.
Here are some problems that may happen if you quit a training program altogether. Included are ways of improving the situation, a split training routine and a meal plan for men and women.
The secret to creating the kind of body you want and then keeping it requires several things before it can happen (does not include the couch!). I will detail these points right here!
Are your goals clear for the workout today? Learn why warm-up can be so important in preparing for a session and what some of the most effective exercises are... Check it out!
What happens after you have a cheat meal or cheat day where you choose to indulge in whatever food you desire? Don't stress and follow these great tips to stay on track with your training goals!
Ever try to copy and become what others have? Well if you try hard enough you can; although this copying can be both good and bad. In other words be careful what you wish for. Learn more...
It is my intent that this article prompts its sufferers to grapple with subjects as diverse as the inextricability of self-improvement from the harmony of nature, those traits which distinguish man, and the methods...
One of the best ways to begin with goal setting as a habit is to work from a list on a daily basis. Here are a few tips on using a list to increase your productivity and develop your goal setting muscles. Check it out.
Daydreams can be your secret weapons if you can learn to access them with success. Learn more here about the power of daydreaming!
The following interview is compulsory reading for those who would like to improve their confidence levels and those who are sufficiently confident but would like to gain that all important edge. Learn more about it right here!
Learn about visualization and how it can improve your performance in any sport that you participate in. Some examples given here are in basketball. Learn more...
Follow these tips so you can go FAR, overcome fears and enjoy every second climbing the bench press ladder.
What we say and how we say it has an amazing power subconsciously in our determination and perception of the events in our life. A winning mind set can make your experiences positive. Here are some tips that may help.
In most sports, you'll never achieve your true potential if your eyes aren't up to it. Here's a special report on how they can be trained.
The studies show the proof that stress, supplementation, sleep, and a variety of other maintenance issues can make or break your body. Learn more with this weeks mind set tip.
This article will examine the notion of fear and discuss the implications it has for those choosing to confront it as an intrinsic part of their sport. Learn more about fear and how boxers deal with it right here.
What is your driving force to train harder? Do you have an empowering approach? Learn what this is and how you can do it, right here!
To improve on your personal attributes I am going to share a tip that will have you finding qualities of the best in your area of interest. Give it a try and see what happens!
What is the most influential sports movie? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
In this week's 'Tip', I'm going to give you a few of the best strategies, I've gained through my 10+ years as a professional trainer to obtain more energy. Let's start with the mental aspect.
This weeks mind set tip of the week is about watching for clues that successful people show us everyday. Try the technique below and see if you can improve your daily life. Good Luck.
Have there been times when you felt uncertain about your direction, about where you were heading? Do you try to avoid things that make you feel uncomfortable? I would like to share some things that may help you find more success.
What we say and how we say it has an amazing power subconsciously in our determination and perception of the events in our life. A winning mind set can make your experiences positive. Here are some tips that may help.
I have read many articles and have yet to see two different worlds with regard to the fat person's world and the skinny person's world. I have seen both extremes and hope to help others who want to make major changes. First I will start with self-esteem.
You can argue the pros and cons of different diets till your blue in the face, but one fact remains - unless you stick to your diet it will not work. This is part one of the psychological advantage for dieting.
We all know real champions are those who push their physiques to the limit and accept nothing but the best from themselves. Their success can be isolated to one point. Discipline! Absolute and unwavering. Read on to find out more about what discipline is.
As a reader of Bodybuilding.com, you already know it's not quick or easy, no matter what plan or equipment you use. I would like to share with you one ideal that will help you succeed. The choice will then be up to you!
You would not work for your employer for nothing, so why would you settle for no results in the gym. Isn't it time to raise your standards in order to achieve those far off goals. Read on for a mind boost. Gains will come with effort!
Who do you admire for their physique? Does it inspire you to work out and eat healthy? This is a simple statement that pleads for you to take control of your life. Strict diets may cause more problems than solve.
Many athletes train hard everyday, in the gym and on the field, to master skills they need to perform well. They become one of the best, but then sometimes fall apart at the competition. Find out below why this happens and how they can improve.
Don't let yourself get beat even before the contest begins. As we will see in this article the message boards are no exception. They can mess with your head.
While we may not necessarily be able to control everything that happens in our world, we can always chose to make the best of it. To get some pointers on turning a negative situation into a positive one please read on.
Why Do Americans Have Such A Hard Time Keeping The Fat Off? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
For as long as I could remember I have asked myself questions that I have yet to find the answers to. I now realize that I will never have all the answers to all the questions in my mind. Please read on to learn about some of the major issues in life.
Fitness enthusiasts such as myself and others are the future of the world. Our way of thinking is creating heroes and survivors for tomorrow's world battles, successes, and defeats. Read on to get pshyched up for the future of healthier bodies!
You've got to experience life and get frustrated to know where you are weak, and where you need to improve. You've got to face the fact that life is difficult and that in order to grow you must be challenged.
The most often quoted excuse for not exercising is lack of time. However, you may be surprised to learn of another common barrier to getting fit. Read on to find out more...
Have you found that your competitive steam or lifting program has been falling behind and lacking the luster that it once had? Is your training hitting that dreaded plateau and you're caught in a slump that you can't climb out of?
How many of you focus on eating to think better? Here are some tricks to increase your ability to always fuel your body with some great nutrients.
For almost all excuses that come up though, you can find a way to overcome them. Often all it takes is some determination, and perhaps some creativity.
Contrary to what positive thinking devotees say, applying negative thinking is often necessary to achieve your goals and improve your life. Let's start off by going over some of the pitfalls of positive thinking.
How many of us enter a race with a nagging thought in our subconscious minds: please let me finish the race? To have the letter DNF (Did Not Finish - for the uninitiated) behind your name (FOR ALL TO SEE!) is an experience we would all rather avoid!
Let's take a moment and examine the nature of using powerful thought to WIN.
Jump start 2005 with a new energy cycle by cleaning up your act and feel the switch flip to the on position in your world...
To really channel the mind entails focusing the mind, maintaining a positive mind-set, strengthening the mind/body link and conditioning the subconscious. Learn why...
Deborah walks through some of the common problems with sports training, and even touches into cross training for sports. She explains some solutions to the problems presented...
We all know by now that sh*t happens. Sh*t does not discriminate. Sh*t can be fate driven or self-inflicted. Many people experience the same sh*t over and over. Is this really necessary? I say no. Learn why...
One of the greatest moments during my bodybuilding career was the day I finally achieved that ultimate goal and was honored with the privilege to compete as a professional in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF).
Sometimes, overcoming fear is as simple as programming the body to perform the motions that the mind is resisting. Learn why and how to overcome it...
There is an old adage that says, Think big, act big, to get big. It is therefore very important to learn about mind doctrine management if you want to become bigger and stronger.
Learn that the real secrets to amazing strength gains is all mentall...
Is your weight a constant battle? Before starting a weight loss program it is critical to establish why there is a weight problem to begin with. Learn why...
Many of these young athletes, if they are lucky, will make the team as a back up, some will see some playing time, then there are those who will be starters as 'true' freshman, and all of them will get a free education. Learn how to be ready...
At the top level it is not your physical or technical expertise which separates you from the competition but your mental toughness.
Mental stress can hurt your performances in a variety of different ways. It can raise heart rate and oxygen consumption, harming your exercise efficiency and causing particular workout and race speeds to feel tougher than they actually should.
While lesser mortals grind out victories with their patient shots, eliminating risks and playing the percentages, the truly gifted seem to conjure with time. They bring an unhurried genius to their game that allows them to play shots with an audacity...
Peak Performance has teamed up with us to bring you, the viewers, sports-specific training!
What is the point of exercise and healthy eating? Ultimately, the answer is happiness...
If you have ever gotten goose bumps from watching an athlete destroy their competition, smash a world record or come through in the clutch against all odds, you are starting to feel me...
If you know anything about androids, you know that they are machine-like beings with superbly carved muscular structure, usually dedicated to accomplishing a specific goal or purpose. Learn how to get into android mode to accomplish your goals...
Most bodybuilders understand that there are many obstacles between them and the muscles they desire to achieve. A person's attitude contributes to a person's success as well, it also determines whether or not they will get their mind...
The brain is responsible for the processes underpinning many of our day to day actions, from completing a set bench presses to planning ones training program. It is important, to keep our brain in great shape to get the most out of our training.
Most people are taught confidence in doing something specific, that only through learning specific skills will they become competent. Learn why here!
I never did understand the true connection between nightfall and cheating on one's diet, but I do know that I have fallen culprit to it many times, and have known this to also be the case among numerous people I have spoken to, whether they are friends...
Retraining the brain is what endurance training is all about. Learn how to control your mind to increase your sports performance...
I’m now going to reveal to you the 16 essential strategies that have enabled my clients to achieve the health and fitness goals they always wanted!
When someone asks you what are your goals you should be able to give definite answers! Learn how by having a powerful mind, you can build the body of your dreams!
You will accelerate your training and performance in general if you orient your approach to reflect the actual science behind breathing, rather than upon urban myths. What do you see when an individual attempts to relax? You will see a change in breathing pattern!
Tired of the way you look? Embarrassed to take off your shirt in public? Don't let your mind hold you back from achieving the body you want.
For many years metaphysical writers have predicted a transition for humanity to another level of consciousness; that human evolution of thought takes another leap forward.
The message for the millennium is self responsibility. Health is literally a product of balance, a mental, a physical and a spiritual. The mind must be stimulated, the body nurtured and the spirit enlightened. Life is showing you who you are and what you are thinking. Life is the mirror for you to see you.
We realized that the mind has the ability to advise the body and that many bodily functions are actually signals from the brain, which is the life support system for the mind. We also learn that thoughts are subtle forms of energy. And that everything that is manmade came originally from a thought.
With the New Year upon us, set your North Star and use it as your guide through the stormy days ahead. Trust it in the same way scores of sailors and centuries of travelers have followed it to reach their final destination. It is a fail proof method of reaching your goals.
Millions of athletes spend countless hours training for their individual sports. Having said this, it takes me all of five minutes to discover where these individuals are hindering their progress the most - lack of mental preparation! Learn why and how to improve your mental prep!
I hear many people saying that they're worried about performance levels as a result of recovering from an injury, and facing the ominous tick-tock of our aging. Learn why and what the difference between training hardly smart and smartly hard!
How do you get tougher? Before I give you tips on how to increase your toughness in your training, let me go a bit more deeply into what it means to be tough.
Learn how by staying positive you can still reach your goals! Optismism is the key!
Learn about how important the mind is when it comes to exercise, dedication, focus and achieving your goals! Read on to discover some helpful tips to utilize your mind to it's fullest!
As a Sambo competitor I traveled the world to gain insight into the methods elite athletes use to augment their skills and enhance their performance. The result became Circular Strength Training System's core model: the Three Dimensional Performance Pyramid.
By: Tkarrde. Men today are facing a quandary regarding masculine identity. Society has put together an image of what you should and should not look like. How does one let society decide how they should look?
The topic this month comes from an amateur equestrian who competes in show jumping. Find out how to prevent yourself from chocking when it comes down to it!
I'm an average size for a man. As a matter of fact, demonstrating at the Arnold Classic certain feats of strength such as a Clean to Hand Balancing the 45LBS clubbell seemed to be more of a strength oddity for the larger-than-life beefcake brigade who couldn't even lift the Bruiser. Does size mattter?
Sacrifice. I had the word tattooed in the center of my back. It is there to remind me. It is there so I won't forget about all the pain that lies on the road ahead. Find out what I mean by this...
For with failure, success will find you. Failure will lay the foundation that will allow you to build towards success. So, succeeding to fail is, in an odd sort of a way, a success.
The next time you're in the gym working out, take a look around you. Do you see individuals performing set after set, simply going through the motions, so to speak? It's certainly happened to me, and I'm sure you've been a victim of it as well. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma. Its root is in the establishment of proper mind-muscle control.
An over the top mentality is something that most of us need, but very few possess. Some call it intensity, others insanity or anger, but the bottom line is that unless we go over the top and push past all the mental and physical barriers, we will never grow...
There seems to be a toggle switch in fitness. People lump programs into one of two categories: over-training or under-training. Find out what makes the difference between those who make it and those who don't.
When you truly consider the weight-loss process, the battle waged is mostly in your mind. Learn why and what you can do to control it!
If you understand how things fit all together. You don't need to sit down and create a thesis on your life (though that's a great exercise in itself.) Merely having the skills developed from this exercise, you'll instantly start to innervate your life's details sending tendrils to all of your activities, pulling back anchors and releasing attachments… cutting the sandbags.
Do you crumble under the pressure of big games, interviews, or important meetings? Learning how to stay composed under pressure is a key skill for performing your best in any situation. Use these tips to help control your nerves.
Playing little mind games with yourself is a good way to motivate yourself. When your muscles fail, it is your mind that will take you to the next level. Here are a few tricks you can play on yourself to help you push your muscles harder.
You go to the gym day in and day out with that vision in front of you. Find out how to find your balance and start improving yourself!
Imagery alone will not make a champion. Athletes still have to spend hours in the gym and on the field and also employ some of the other psychological techniques at their service. Nonetheless, what was once thought of as parlor trickery is now an integral part of their training regime. Learn why & what it is!
In this publication are those secrets; the treasure to bodybuilding success that so many look for, but that so few find. Get ready; the answers to your success have been found.
We like the fact that these heroes have well-rounded strength that goes far beyond what they can do physically. This well-rounded strength is what I call Aggressive Strength. Being strong and healthy physically is definitely a critical component of aggressive strength. Learn what it is and how to use it to your advantage!
Success in sports performance can be likened to the practice of Zen masters. The concentration is so complete, there is no consciousness of concentration. The player must be one with his sport in order to execute it to his/her optimal ability. Learn the strategies of bodybuilding success!
Frustrated about not being able to further increase your poundages? Convinced that your muscles could lift so much more than they do? Well, it's time to open up your mind to reach a new level using your mind.
Does the fact that some individuals who train half as hard as you and make twice the gains frustrate you? Do you wish there was a way for you to exceed your supposed genetic limitations? If you answered yes to these questions, then I think you will find this article useful. Written by Yemeni Mesa.
To those of you whom read this and resonate with the message, join in and walk the path of the Renegade… for it's much deeper and more rewarding than just the toughest physical approach out there. Learn how to use the pillars of strength to overcome obstacles.
There are two types of complexes, somatic and psychological. As might be expected, there is often found to be overlap between the somatic and the psychological. For you the athlete it is most important that you have your mind in the right spot. Learn why!
After studying athletes for many years it really relates to life. In order to create ideas you must flood the brain with lots of relevant information about the sport or subject. The idea is to give the brain a lot of information relative to volleyball only, and to use as its needed during play. Learn why.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you were small, when in fact you are quite large compared to the ordinary Joe? Are you obsessed with increasing your muscle size, despite already being huge? If you have, you might have muscle dysmorphia.
The number of bodybuilders or fitness enthusiasts out there who smoke is surprisingly high. I was a smoker for 10 years and finally quit. Find out what I did and how my 6 easy steps can help You Quit Smoking!
You see and feel about yourself like never before It's the best feeling in the world. Unfortunately, you don't remember the parts in the process that were hard to live through. Lets talk more about the Hate and Love we experience as we build a body to be proud of.
Do bodybuilders REALLY do all that they can to gain muscle? Are you SURE that they do? And, most importantly, are you CERTAIN that these ideas have no impact on your ability as a bodybuilder? Find out if you have a contradictory mindset?
It doesn't matter what you do when you have your coach push you, it matters what you can do when you don't. Can you face the challenge when the times get tough?
Find out what I do to feel good all the time, even when you are under a lot of stress.
Get some appropriate perspective, especially in the squat. Stop talking yourself out of doing it, out of suffering with it because the reps will make you suffer.
There has been a lot written about getting into the right mindet. Let's zero in on what happens as you actually get to the gym, and how you can preserve that pre-workout pysche you worked so hard to achieve.
Yoga has become very popular over the last decade. Why are so many people doing it? What are the benefits and what is the commitment? Can it replace strength or cardiovascular training? Learn the benefits of Yoga!
Powerlifting is all about dedication, sacrifice, courage, and honor and I'm proud to be of one of that breed. I also see that all powerlifters are warriors because they don't know the meaning of the words...give up.
Because so many people are getting into this lifestyle, it is hard to understand that it's more than just training HARD - you have to do it RIGHT, to get results! Find out what Matt Danielsson thinks being a real musclehead means!
Everybody has the ability to believe in him or herself and achieve incredible things in life. Learn how to believe in yourself to obtain your goals!
I get so many people come up to me and ask how do I lose weight and I tell them. As soon as I get done, I get excuses from them. Well...Now is the time to STOP MAKING EXCUSES!
When working your back, the more you focus on squeezing the muscles, the better the results. Find out what workout I do and why!
Often in training, athletes attempt to create an ideal environment for maximum strength. Many athletes make a point of incorporating training into their routines that focuses on mental toughness? Learn why!
In this weeks issue, we will discuss the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle and how it will help you have a better memory. Learn the secrets on how to avoid memory loss!
Sometimes in life it becomes very easy to accept things as the way they are, instead of questioning why they are the way that they are. Learn why and how these influential leaders would not stand for that.
Be honest, truly honest with yourself as you read this. In doing so, the goal is to make ourselves more complete bodybuilders and perhaps more complete individuals as well.
Now look at your life now and ask yourself if you are living those dreams. For those of you that said yes, I congratulate you. For the others, read on...
Are you willing to honestly examine whether or not YOU have been living the true bodybuilding lifestyle? Then read on...
Every year, people make so-called "New Year's Resolutions". Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!
Well, to help each of us find our own meaning of life (besides Monday night football), we use names and labels. We have names and labels for everything in bodybuilding.
If you can't think big because of self doubt then it's time to start playing make believe. Learn how to play the mental game!
If you are committed to improving yourself, the following guidelines will help you achieve your goals. Learn how chaning your behavior will change your training!
I think I speak for all serious bodybuilders, whether you have competition goals or you just simply want a better physique, when I say that we are all constantly brainstorming for a serious way to conjure mental power to aid us along our bodybuilding journey.
Learn the secrets of the Colombian Princess on how to make your dreams come true!
Learn what bodybuilding is all about for me & why I took a 3 year break!
I am here to tell you that the myth that we should surrender to 'old age', accepting without a whimper inabilities which we are told are inevitable, is dead wrong. I am a competitive bodybuilder at 74 years old!
Do you think you are going to become a pro bodybuilder with no problem at all. That is your problem. Learn if it is worth trying to become a pro!
Maintaining your psyche is as much a mental game as it is a physical undertaking. So, what is the secret to building a mental edge? Mental tools. That's what you need. Let's probe into what are some of the ways that can help you build that sustained mental edge...
The drugs, the contracts, suing Weider, these are a few of the things that have happened in Dave Draper's life!
Genetics is a popular scapegoat for lazy people. It is very convenient, and there's no one around to prove that it is.
Bodybuilders worldwide tend to make very similar mistakes. I've done my share of both American and European gyms, and for some reason people seem to be falling into the same traps regardless of geographical position.
John Pasco, a 74 year old competitive bodybuilders tells you, "Don't dream the impossible dream. Do it! Learn how to look within yourself for the motivation."
While most individuals know exercise is important, many people still don't engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
I happened to zap into one of those late-night-TV-infomercials about the latest "miracle" devices for getting a great body. For once, my wife and I decided to actually watch the crap and get a good laugh instead of just sighing and moving on to another channel.
Something is missing, but how could it be? The answer may simply be in your mindset while working out, the mind-muscle connection, or lack thereof.
There are many details you want to make sure to get right in order to get the diet as effective as possible.
Being part of the human culture, we all belong to various groups and organizations that reflect our personal beliefs and ideas. They give us a sense of identity and belonging.
Many guys simply stop lifting because they've lost motivation, no not you!
Have you been wondering how to get started in the fitness world? Do you have no where to start or no resources! Brenda Kelly has put together this for you! Find out how to get where you want to be.
I am convinced, no, I know it for sure: Out there where you are reading these words there are folks who never have thought they could work out and get a muscular physique.
This is sort of my path to the 2003 competitive season. I have decided to post my weekly plans to the world in attempt to show you the way. Learn about motivation, training, supplements, diet and more!
Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits that we acquire over time and see if they compare to yours!
Without fail, I arrived armed with my meticulously planned workout etched in stone. Once I committed my routine to paper, absolutely nothing could alter my charted course.
The initial flame that would change my physical being for the rest of my life was ignited three times. Written with Dennis B. Weis.
I made my first bathing suit when I was 9 years old. As long ago as that is, I still remember being frustrated because it didn't quite fit the way I wanted it to.
I hope to increase the involvement of powerlifting by delivering news from the powerlifting world every other month or so.
By the time he completes his schooling, the average American has learned of weight training.
Discipline is the willingness to sacrifice things to achieve your goal. Learn what discipline is right here and see how it comes into play during your training.
Before I go on, I want to let everyone know that I do train in high volume, so if you don't like that, don't bother reading the article.
This piece of writing will not be your typical bodybuilding article. The article you will begin to read could be a life changing experience.
As I have noted previously, planning and focus is imperative for the long-term success of an athlete's development.
Many people believe that bodybuilding isn't a science. They believe it can be made simple and just going to the gym is sufficient to build the dream body.
Like many women who have dreams. Our biggest competitor is ourselves. What is the barrier to realizing your dreams? Most of the time, improper information and not enough time to focus on thing own self.
In our final installment of this series we'll look at the formula for power and how to use it to make training more productive. The formula for power is: Force X Distance -:- Time. And is measured in foot-pounds/second.
It wasn't until I was on vacation in Flint, Michigan with the completion of Heller's The Importance of Nietzsche and Mill's On Liberty in July 2002 that I decided an essay like this was long overdue.
Let's face it, we all have bad days. It's a fact of life, and something we cannot change. What is even more difficult is when we let bad days get us down.
Every writer is always making suggestions about how to lift and what to eat. But in life there is so much more than just eating a lean cut steak and lifting a bar. These are only principals to abide by.
Fatigue is the failure to maintain the required or expected force due to muscular activity. Many of us know this as failure during a set. However, the majority of people don't really know the causes of fatigue and why it occurs. The answer is not limited to one reason or one cause. There are many reasons for fatigue, and many causes as well.
If I have a strong believe and the information to prove it, I will say it with full confidence.
So far, we have covered aspects of fat loss concerning both physical activity and nutrition. Now, we are going to turn our attention to the mental aspect of losing fat. Eating correctly and exercising consistently are both very difficult, physically and especially mentally. If you can succeed through this battle mentally, you will probably be fine in every other field. If you can convince yourself, anything is possible.
In the quest for survival in competitive bodybuilding, here's what you need to know about this burnout, a mental nightmare. Let me take you on a journey to help understand this psychological phenomenon, so that you are well equipped to face burnout head on and win!
Learn Ryan Mclane's way of thinking and how it can affect you. Laziness is what kills bodybuilding and how it hurts lots of big namers.
Damn it. Something's really wrong here. That last warm-up set felt like a working set, and now the weight that should allow an easy ten reps feels like a ton of bricks. Want to prevent a bad workout before it happens? Here's how!
We all aspire to achieve something very important to us through training. It may be improving the way we look, our health, or help our sporting performance. The problem is so few of us actually achieve what we are striving for from our work. The question then becomes why? Learn how to go about setting goals and reaching them!
So Jon, what is visualization and how will it take my training to the next level? Well, my friend, people you've known and looked up to have been using the power of visualization to transform their lives for years. See how visualization can help your workouts get to the next level!
There are some people who seem to be able to focus on a goal and not waver for even a moment. Steve explains why doing things in moderation is better than animal behavior in the gym.
Bodybuilding gives you that extra energy which allows you to endure strenuous work while most other people are still in bed
Another year has come and gone and, as I look back, I can remember how excited I was when it all began. I had high goals to achieve both professionally and personally and I was focused. Now that the year is almost at an end, I reflect back to all those times when I felt I was not going to reach that goal or that things were not going to turn out the way I had envisioned. Reflect with me.
Get in touch with reality... feeling the cold steel bar under your hands and knowing the weight that's on it... nothing is more real." You shouldn't just beleive in yourself, but be able to point to real experiences and achievements in your life
John Stamatopoulos goes into detail on what is best for you and what will help you the most with memory and what will improve the most.
The 10 best steps you need to have a clean and healthy mind.
Many people can easily talk about where they want to be or even how to get there. Very few can put those words into action and get there. Even fewer are committed enough to can get there and stay there. What you see as a reward will determine how you prepare. Read about my experiences to help you grow!
After my tetralogy about what stacks work better with each other for muscle gains or for fat loss, as well as my articles on what supplements you can take after your cycle, and what stacking combinations you should avoid, today we will talk about one of the most important weapons for your success. Your mind!
Learn the secrets to success in bodybuilding!
Today I'm going to talk about something far more important, that you must carry with you at all times. What I'm talking about is an open mind.
Believing that you can be exceptional is the same as Gilligan believing he could fly. Delbert tells on how everyone is different and some people's body can be only pushed so far.
Learn the keys to success in bodybuilding, getting fit and staying that way! This article details patience, the pump, motivation, range of motion, free weights vs. machines and more!
Shifting your attitude begins with accepting the possibility that you have the ability (however hidden away) to do the same things that people like you have already done. Attitude is everything! Written by J.M. Blakely.
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