Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Power of Positive Affirmations

If you want to significantly improve your performance on workouts and your recovery from workouts, then tell yourself positive affirmations: positive statements that affirm your inner strength and abilities.

When possible, say the affirmations aloud, repeatedly, intensely, with conviction and authenticity.

Here are my favorite affirmations:

  • “EASY DAY.”

  • “I will CRUSH this workout.”

  • “I will recover from this workout and come back even stronger [or fitter].”

  • “This workout may tear me down. But I will recover. I will be reborn. I will super-compensate.”

  • “I keep getting stronger and stronger, physically and mentally.”


  • “INVICTUS.” [meaning ‘unconquered’ or ‘unconquerable’]


  • “Every day, I keep improving, progressing, and growing. I just keep getting better and better.”

By all means, use these affirmations to maximize your performance and recovery. But please do not use them to cultivate a huge, monstrous ego. Do not get arrogant or cocky. Stay humble. You can always improve, progress, and grow.

If you wish to learn more about affirmations and an elite positive attitude, then please see the NO-MIND FITNESS Self-Mastery Guide.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Train with a Professional Attitude

Here are three videos of Mark Twight, the founder of Gym Jones, training service members in the U.S. National Guard.

Episode 1: Introduction

Episode 2: Warm-up

Episode 3: Workout

Overall, he has exactly the right attitude with respect to fitness training.

  • The mind is primary.
  • Train for functional fitness, not the appearance of fitness.
  • Train as if your life depends on it.
  • Demonstrate honor, integrity, respect, courage, etc.
  • Hold yourself to a high standard.

In short, train with a serious, professional attitude. This is true regardless of your occupation or your training regimen (NO-MIND FITNESS, Gym Jones, CrossFit, SEALFIT, etc.).

Last revised 10/7/2014