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Staying in the Zone OR “How to not sabotage yourself”

By at January 30, 2015 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

It can be challenging to steer yourself into the Zone.  That wonderful place of slow motion, effortless productivity where your very best just seems to happen. Once you actually get in the Zone it is unfortunately very easy to knock yourself out of the Zone. Then you have to attempt to get back into it

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The Killer Instinct, Endgame and the “Struggle”

By at January 28, 2015 | 7:45 pm | 0 Comment

My father was an all-conference defensive tackle at VA Tech, 6’3″ 250 back in the 50’s.  He peaked his military press out at 270 lbs.  A big guy who spent a great deal of my childhood tempering my brain. I remember as a grade school football player him having a serious discussion with me.  He

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Breathe! comes to Roanoke, VA House of Strength Saturday Feb. 21st details inside

By at January 26, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

http://houseofstrengthgym.com/russ-moons-breathe-workshop/ House of Strength – Roanoke, Virginia This is where your realization of your potential will begin. Very pleased to announce the Breathe! – Realize Your Full Athletic Potential Workshop Learn the DNS principle based movements which will unlock your Full Athletic Potential…. Group and 1-2-1 Instruction will ensure that you receive your first performance

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Rest-Pause

By at January 22, 2015 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

That phrase could have many different meanings to different people. I didn’t invent Rest-Pause and I don’t know who did. I don’t care who did, all I know is there are many variations of this concept that come in handy for me. The first version I encountered was Mike Mentzer’s version in his Heavy Duty

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A Spoonful of Sugar helps the medicine go down…in the most delightful ways ;)

By at January 17, 2015 | 7:50 pm | 0 Comment

OR a spoonful of honey OR whatever natural sweetener you prefer. Yes a little sweet can help the medicine go down. The sweet is something you enjoy or like. The medicine is something that helps you, strengthens you….but maybe it is not your favorite experience….maybe you don’t like doing it even though it helps you

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Hookset

By at January 9, 2015 | 5:46 pm | 0 Comment

  Many people when fishing, particularly with plastic baits prematurely attempt to set the hook by pulling up on the rod with a tight line. What happens is they pull the hook out of the fishes mouth instead of sinking it into the mouth. The answer, patience…..when your line moves signaling a fish is mouthing

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Iron Temple

By at January 8, 2015 | 8:38 pm | 0 Comment

This is where you literally vanish and become one with the sounds in the gym. The music varies, when it is good I listen to it, when it is not I tune it all the way out. There is very little talk, just plates clanking on and off the bars. Everyone is in their zone,

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Strapping a Bloody Tuna to your Stomach…while swimming with a Great White Shark

By at January 3, 2015 | 10:22 pm | 0 Comment

Times flies when you are getting your tail stomped into the ground. I have been in a two week, self-induced Armageddon of 2 t-shirt practices that were averaging 1.45 hrs each. As Led Zeppelin communicates on their Presence recording “Nobody’s Fault but Mine”. Reminded me of the time my freshmen year at The Citadel when

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Run to the next beer can

By at December 24, 2014 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment

In our home town there were two sisters who were in their late 70’s and were avid joggers. There were out just about every day getting their exercise in. When asked how they continued to train and how they coped with fatigue…..their response was “I just run to the next beer can.” Their focus was

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Conquering Dread – As in “I don’t want to do it…..but it is really important that I do.”

By at December 24, 2014 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

Dread – verb Recoiling in fear or anxiety from doing something, trembling/shuddering in fear at the thought of something, having cold feet about doing something, worry, being afraid….about something. That’s dread and there is nothing positive in that feeling, nothing life giving.  Nothing except emptyness and shades of fear. There are times when getting started

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