I wish I could tell you I had special skills that you don't have that have led me to achieving success in business, in training (getting stronger, packing on muscle) or anywhere else.
Even my setbacks don't set me back permanently. It's all temporary and the BIG reason WHY people like myself can rise above setbacks is because we don't fear the work.
We don't fear the suffering.
Call it mental toughness, call it discipline, call it what you will.
It doesn't take much.
I explain below so listen carefully and then take action with this info:
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Dk_cpXuiM[/youtube]
Here are 7 simple workouts to get started with only 5 minutes of training that will get your body & mind working together and help you develop greater mental toughness:
1) Burpees: 30 seconds work / 30 seconds rest x 5 minutes
2) Deadlift (Use Bar Weight Same As Your Bodyweight): 3 reps on the minute x 5 Minutes (Example: I weigh approx. 220 so I would use 225 but an advanced lifter can go heavier if he / she prefers)
3) Warrior Yoga: Perform the first 5 Minutes of this Video:
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7QHYQt4KQI[/youtube]
4) Odd Object + Bodyweight Training: Lift a Stone or Sandbag for 2 - 4 reps coupled with 10 Push Ups x 5 Minutes
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4gMN9CsqqI[/youtube]
5) Sledge Hammer Strikes: Switch Your top hand Every 10 reps, Get Max work done in 5 Minutes
Before I had tractor tires and sledge hammers I would swing an axe in my backyard on a large tree stump.
6) Kettlebell Get Ups: 1 rep per side, alternating, 5 minutes x Max Work
[youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNVi6H3OUVs[/youtube]
7) Kettlebell Swings: 10 reps per minute OR 30 seconds work / 30 seconds rest x 5 Minutes
Do any of the above with a 5 minute time frame.
From there, I am sure your 5 minutes will become 10 minutes, perhaps 15 minutes and perhaps longer.
Notice none of the training above is easy. No bull shyt short cuts, just hard work. Paul Check never says "work out", he says he prefers to call it a "work in" with a more positive meaning behind it.
Regardless, the word "work" is always present. So go ahead, make your training hard and thrive in the hard work.
The more you thrive in the work the less of a chance you will crumble when life challenges you.
Please leave your comments / questions below.