I have the utmost respect for certain people. These people make me step up my training BIG time. All I do is picture them in my head for a fraction of a second. The game changes, completely. These are the poeple who walk the walk and DO rather than talk.
It comes without saying when I think of these people. Navy SEALs, Greg Amundson, Spec Ops Military Personnel, Ultra Marathoners...... The list certainly goes on and I would be missing names no matter how many I listed.
These men have a different mindset then the norm, and let's face it, being normal sucks. Normal doesn't cut it nowadays if you want to be a Gladiator and dominate all obstacles that stand in your way.
Life brings obstacles, we wouldn't be alive without them. But, it's the mind that changes the game. This is why you often hear me laughing at the cry babies who complain about some of my workouts that have nothing to do with science, instead, I endure these "No Rules Workouts" to push my mind to the outer limits.
One of my Greatest Fears is losing my edge. In fact, this past Sunday, while mountain biking, my body REALLY began to feel like shit. My legs and lower back were fatigued BIG time, yet only a few days earlier I kicked ass going through the very same trails.
My mind started f**ing with me as my legs burned BIG time and my lower back cramped up on me.
Sunday night, While reading a book on a man who cranks ultra marathons, he spoke how at times he felt like shit, and deep down didn't want to give 100%, INSTEAD, he turned the tables on himself and pushed to give 120%.
That little sentence just changed the way I'll be viewing things next time I feel like s**t through a workout. In ALL seriousness, we're not supposed to feel good through every workout, rest when we're tired, etc. That is NOT the real world.
Heck, maybe it's the real world for you, but for me, every time I slip mentally I feel that my family is paying the price. I'm on a mission to become stronger, fitter and more mentally tough than I have ever been in my entire life.
Perhaps it's time to step up and train WITH the college wrestlers I train. Check out their upper body work below, and, this was an easy day as wrestle offs were right around the corner for them....
Today's workout is gonna be a hellish one, and, just when I think it's over, I'm gonna tack on some extra craziness.
Question for You: How do you organize your workouts to keep your mental edge? If you want, leave a specific workout you went through that took your mind to the next level.