Stop Thinking So Much …

I’ve had many powerful conversations over the years with my athletes, especially about the game of life. We talk about what it takes to get to the next level in their respective sports and how to become the best version of themselves. We talk about what it takes to win, and how to deal with adversity. Knowing how to deal with adversity is critical. In their quest to go higher, faster and further, these athletes will inevitably hit road blocks and setbacks. ACL tears, concussions, broken bones, ruptured tendons, sprains and strains. Job losses, tyrannical bosses, and mind-numbing, soul crushing day jobs. Family struggles and relationship struggles. These challenges take a physical toll and an…

Steal This Performance Secret!

By now, everyone knows how insanely hard elite athletes train and how disciplined they are with nutrition. And as important as these elements are, they pale in comparison to the importance of a proper mindset. The right mental outlook can often mean the difference between success and failure, between winning and losing. Athletes and coaches are always looking for techniques and strategies to develop a mental edge over their competition. One of the most tried and true techniques – and the one I’d like to share with you today – is visualization. Here’s why this tool can be a game changer for you: WHY YOU SHOULD VISUALIZE Visualization is a scientifically proven technique used to…

Learning From DEFEAT

  | By Big Jeff Pearce | “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails,…

Dave “The JUGGERNAUT” Haynes

Dave “The Juggernaut” Haynes: Smashing Through Brick Walls | By Big Jeff Pearce | According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a Juggernaut is defined as “A massive inexorable force, campaign, movement or object that crushes whatever is in its path.”  If you know Dave Haynes, then you have been witness to the human embodiment of these words.  Dave has seen some thick brick walls in his years on this planet.  Like most of us bodybuilders, Dave has something dwelling within him that makes him different than the average man.  Deep within layers of sinewy muscled bone and tattoos, Dave wields an iron will that was forged through intense personal trials.  It was this quality that allowed…

Mental Toughness: The Winning SECRET of Elite Athletes

  All world-class champions have something in common and it’s not explosive speed or freaky strength, as important as they are. What all champions have in common is superior mental toughness. They have an ability to dig down deep and deliver incredible performances time and time again. But how do they do it? What are their secrets? Well it’s not magic; in fact, it’s actually rather simple. These champions have built mental toughness through strategic preparation techniques. Here are five simple, yet extremely effective techniques used by top athletes to build mental toughness and deliver award-winning performances: 1. Accepting Failure Before you can be truly successful you have to fail. If you never fail, you’ve…