Co-founder of Activlab in Phoenix
Great Emotions Come In Contact
Dedicate your training to something bigger than yourself – a sick family member or a cause you believe in. It is a very powerful tool. Write it on your wrist and veil during your next session.
Zach Forrest, CFL4
MaxEffort Fitness, Las Vegas
Breathe And Overcome The Pain
You must find a rhythm that connects your breathing with your repetitions or cadence. So you can concentrate on maintaining it. It is a common strategy in resistance training but you can use it for any routine.
Ben Sweeney, CFL2
Brick New York, New York
Show Critics That They Are Wrong
During the hardest sessions, I think of those people who doubted me or questioned my abilities at some time. Then, I tell myself that I am about to prove they were wrong.
SOFLETE, Double Amputee
Take One More Step
Every month, do something that really puts you to the test, a challenge whose fulfillment requires your will, not just your body. I push a sledge with a third of my weight or I do a farmer’s walk with a bar for a mile. It is not a matter of time, but of finishing.
Author of The Maximus Body
Follow A Ladder Scheme
Let’s say that my goal is 55 repetitions of a certain exercise. I don’t do them all in one series. I do 10, then 9, then 8, all the way to 1, resting between rounds. That totals 55 repetitions in total, going from more to less makes it easier.
Creator of OchoSystem
See The Finish Line
Visualization before starting a career training helps me reduce stress. I think of the distance from beginning to end and I imagine the moments when I will have to deal with some obstacle to decipher how to overcome it.