Archive for the ‘mental toughness’ Category

Life is unpredictable, you never know what each day holds.

Many years ago, my Sensei taught me to expect the unexpected. That has served me well over the years. Any time I forgot this there always seemed to be a hard lesson to refresh my memory.

He also taught me a simple strategy for fighting: set up a pattern, then break it suddenly.

Don’t let your moves become predictable.

The same thing applies to life, you see pattern being repeated day after day and live it on “auto pilot”.

If you are always expecting each day to be the same, you will be totally off guard when something radically different happens.

If someone attacks you, you can’t say, “Wait while I warm up, then we’ll fight.” It is happening  whether you are ready or not.

Josh Bryant talks about being “gas station ready” and that’s good advice.

Training and testing are greatly influenced by your state of mind. The power of the mind is incredible!

Like I posted a while ago, “Stay ready and you won’t have to get ready.”

Too many people give up when things get hard.

They will exist in mediocrity.

Others dig deep and get it done!







general warm up (10 minutes)

rear bear crawls x 100 feet

tin mans x 100 feet

Sanddune jumps x 10 reps

Neuro Grip push ups x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bear hug keg squats set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

bear hug keg squats x 8 reps x 4 sets

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

Grinder Kord reverse flys x 12 reps

Power Wheel rollouts x 12 reps

sledge hammer strikes x 12/12 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

resistance band suitcase deadlifts x 20 reps

Adex club wood choppers x 15/15 reps

Zercher sandbag cleans x 12 reps

recline rope climbs x 5

specific warm up (5 minutes)

sled push/farmers walk set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

1 round = sled push x 50 feet + farmers walk x 50 feet

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

1 arm famers walk x 100 feet

resistance band hamstring curls x 15/15 reps

 

general warm up (10 minutes)

rear bear crawls x 100 feet

barbarian pull overs x 20 reps

fence jumpers x 20 reps

kettlebell V presses x 10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

rescue dummy shouldering set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

rescue dummy shouldering x 3/3 reps x 3 sets

conditioning/accessory work (1 round)

Russian sit up x 1 reps

Russian push up x 1 rep

Zercher sandbag  squats x 20 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

mountain climbers x 100 reps

chimp walks x 100 feet

dumbbell star complex x 1

specific warm up (5 minutes)

partial strict press from eye level set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

partial strict press from eye level x 2 reps x 8 sets

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

dumbbell push press x 8/8 reps

close grip floor press x 8 reps

strict pull ups x 8 reps