Can You Train Mental Toughness?
Tapping into the source of your mindset requires more than motivational quotes.
Build Mental Toughness in Kettlebell Sport
Train your grit by continuously pushing beyond your comfort zone.
How Tough Is Your Mind?
Mindfulness training will take your performance to the next level.
Are You Working Hard Enough to Succeed?
In your search for the best methods and techniques, don't forget the most important element.
10 Good Reads on the Mental Aspects of Sport Fighting
Explore these ten books from experts in MMA, boxing, and martial arts on mental strength.
Eric C. Stevens
The 5 Key Mindset Qualities of Successful Athletes
While everyone has a different personality, I have found there are five key mindset qualities common with nearly all successful athletes.
A Powerful Mental Strategy for Success on Game Day
Trying to fix your motivation by attempting to go even harder is a long-term recipe for injury or burnout. So what's the answer?
The Beauty of Suffering in Kettlebell Sport
I may not be the strongest or the most technical lifter on the platform, but I will suffer. And I’d rather die than put the bells down.
This Is Fitness: Move Beyond Instinct and Get Uncomfortable
When we feel discomfort our immediate instinct is often to run in the other direction. Do that, and you'll never grow.
5 Essential Points of Preparation for Your Triathlon Swim
Whether you signed up for your first sprint triathlon or your tenth Ironman, you need to train properly to get ready for the best race of your life.
Youth Sports: What Separates Talented Athletes From Great Athletes?
I believe two traits differentiate talented athletes from great athletes - mental toughness and a strong work ethic.
Athletes Have More Mental Toughness - In and Out of the Gym
Researchers found athletes have much greater mental toughness than non-athletes, particularly when it comes to hope and perseverance.
Are You a Follower of Fitness Dogma or Your Own Perspective?
Think you fall into the trap of assumptions and dogma? Read these pieces and consider how you're training.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
Quiet Strength: What It Is and What We Can Learn From Those Who Have It
Have you ever seen the strong quiet person who carries him- or herself with a presence of strength and humility at the same time. Here's what I think we can learn from these people.
The Expression of Strength, Part 3 – Strength Endurance
While strength endurance training is a requirement for strongman competitors, does it have value to Olympic lifters and powerlifters? I would say "yes," but not for the reason you might consider.
Top 10 Sports Psychology Articles of 2013
Here at Breaking Muscle we want to help you become better at every aspect of training, including the mental side. These ten articles cover visualization, self-image, goal-setting, and more.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Friday Flicks: A Lesson on Intimidation From Mike Tyson
This video is a lesson in the intimidation strategies of arguably one of the most feared boxers to ever step foot into the ring.
Breaking Muscle HQ
5 Mental Cues to Bulletproof Your Brain for Training
How you mentally handle hardship when it arises can make or break your ability to stay on a fitness regimen. Consider the following five tips for when life is trying to get you down.
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