Category Archives: Mental Toughness

Lessons from my Sigung – Part 1

“You have no core!” When I was in college I became a student and later on an Assistant Instructor of Chen Style Taijiquan. After little over one year of training with my Sifu brought his Sifu (my Sigung – which is something similar to “grandfather”) over to give a seminar. Time was allotted for him

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One more Listen Up! excerpt

28.You have what it takes to succeed and no one is better than you. Matt Furey “But I’m not a world champion.” “But I’m not educated enough” “But I was born in the wrong side of the tracks” But, but, but… One of the great lessons that Matt has taught is that you already have what

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The Most Spiritual Person I Ever Met

I have attended a lot of seminars and trained with a lot of people. Some of them are well known and some are little known secrets. I always enjoy my interactions with these individuals as it allows me to see their human side, feel their energy, and get to pick their brains. One thing I

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Red Day/Green Day

I have heard it said that variety is the spice of life.  Well here is a little thing I have been playing around with that really has expanded my enjoyment of my health and nutrition experiments. In the past I would endeavor to create the healthiest shakes I could by adding the best superfoods and

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The Holy Grail of Training

Being in the Navy allows you to meet a lot of interesting people with different backgrounds, training experience and skills sets.  One thing that you come away with when interacting with people who are doing the tough, physically demanding jobs that Hollywood makes movies about is that there is NO one way to train.  I

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The “Mental Toughness” Workout

I want to thank all of you who have purchased Extreme Military Fitness and let you know that each purchase is helping the Wounded Warrior Project. Right now I am in the process of creating and developing Extreme Military Fitness – Elite, which will focus on strength, explosiveness, and athleticism. After writing (and reading) my

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10 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a key characteristic of long lived people and of anyone that seeks to make his or her own way in the world. While you could join the Navy SEALS to build mental toughness and see if you have what it takes, here are 10 things I have personally found that build mental

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