mental training

This week's articles are all about the various obstacles we perceive in our training and the ways we can overcome, defeat, and transform them.
There is an incredible amount of brain activity each time you move that determines how effective you are and impacts your cycling performance.
Professional athletes have long known that the only “secrets” to success are to bust your ass daily and do it for years.
What happens when your training schedule says it’s a big workout today, but you’re just not feeling it?
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.