mental training

Exercise is healthy. But sometimes our approach to it is not. Our mentality when we walk into the gym can do more damage than junk food ever could.
Researchers found athletes have much greater mental toughness than non-athletes, particularly when it comes to hope and perseverance.
Researchers found when people had a choice to quit they actually become more persistent and accomplished more.
Most athletic trainers will agree that the human mind plays an integral role in increasing strength. Achieving the mental state to lift heavier weights for longer may be a lot simpler than you think.
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.
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.
There a reason fighting is compared to chess. It takes real smarts to succeed - street smarts, book smarts, and self-awareness. And both are a lot like life.
I'm going to share a story (and a workout) from my days in Navy dive school, and tell you how I personally got schooled on the true meaning of teamwork.
Proper strength training also happens to build strength of mind, aka willpower. Do you have what it takes to build mind and body or will you stay a weeping willow?
Our potential is limited by our own expectations. How do you get rid of your limits? It certainly isn't easy but there are ways to do it.
If I were to identify one of the key differences between sports champions and athletes enjoying limited success, it is the degree to which top athletes are sensitive to the needs of their bodies.
We are taught to ward off stress with iron crosses and glasses of tea. But it seems as if by doing this, we are holding ourselves back. The negative impact of stress might all be in our mind.
Here are three keys I've found absolutely critical to creating the life I want. And yes, I learned them in yoga class.
We now come to a point in competition just before the lifter is to lift the barbell. So what happens at this point? He or she goes into a light trance. Yes, a trance - a weightlifter's trance.
After you relax, center your mind, visualize the lift, ground your body, and charge up your lungs, you are ready to lift. During that lift you have one other process to consider - discharging.
We've learned to relax and center ourselves. Now it's right before the lift and it's time to charge ourselves up. There is a right and a wrong way to do this, and a right and a wrong amount to do.
A lot of us can learn from the Army's “Soldier's Creed.” Let’s take a look at what defines a soldier in the context of our time in the gym.