Archive for the ‘mental toughness’ Category

make-up test

General warm up (10 minutes)

Sanddune  power steps x 50 reps

Adex club inside mills x 15/15 reps

Adex club outside mills x 15/15 reps

dislocates x 10 reps

Sanddune split squats x 10/10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

back squat test

rest as needed

specific warm up (5 minutes)

dips test

**Note:  no conditioning/accessory work during tests**

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Many people want changes made, but most refuse to change themselves.

Why is that?

Simple, change requires a few things that people often are resistant to:

  • a realistic grasp of what the current problem areas are
  • a solid plan to make those changes happen
  • more self-discipline
  • more hard work
  • more patience

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People often sabotage themselves in their own minds with thoughts like:

  • I have never been able to ___________
  • My upper body has always been weak
  • I am too out of shape to start over
  • I’m too busy
  • I’m too tired
  • I’m too old

The list goes on and on. None of those negative  thoughts will ever help a person get the changes they want.

thdf1zn60yYou will only  get what you are willing to fight for!


General warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band pull a parts x 100 reps

Sanddune power steps x 100 reps

Adex club barbarian pull overs x 25 reps

Sanddune push ups x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press test

rest as needed

specific warm up (5 minutes)

deadlift tests

**Note:  no conditioning/accessory work during tests**


Yesterday I was answering a question posted on a blog about adrenaline and lifting heavy weights, and it got me thinking.

Two things I mentioned were the necessity for having a calm mind and laser-like focus, which was how I approached all of my parachute jumps in the military.

Whether you are lifting heavy weights or attempting any other potentially dangerous task, like parachute jumping, there is no room for error!

“The sky, even more so than the sea, is totally unforgiving of the  slightest mistake.”