Tag Archives: mental toughness

On Structured Training vs. Free Form Training

A great debate sometimes ensues over structured training versus free form training loosely based on adherence to principles.  The thing is, both methods work and I have used them both with much success. Unless you are at the lower or upper end of fitness, you can participate in both.  If you are too weak, injured, or immobile

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What happens if you can’t deadlift or pullup and still want to get STRONG, CONDITIONED and MENTALLY TOUGH?

That was the exact position I was in when I was developing Extreme Military Fitness Elite.  I was nursing injuries in my lower back and elbow/forearm that prevented me from doing these two staple exercises. Well, I am happy to report that not only did I get in the best shape of my life I

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How to Master the Burpee

A friend of mine and I were recently discussing books and we both mentioned how much we liked The New Toughness Training for Sports by James E. Loehr. While reviewing it I found some key lessons on something that seems to stump and stumble a lot of people, and that is mastering the burpee. You

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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 “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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