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Listen to @convictionstrongradio , on iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud or Google.
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Most recent episode, we discuss fitness as a craft.
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Think long term, about understanding, familiarity, and sustainability....
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Build a strong foundation, continue to learn, experiment, adapt, and revisit the fundamentals regularly.
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This applies to many aspects of life, outside the gym.
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Consistency trumps intensity.
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#Mettle #ShowYourMettle #Resilient #DontTalkAboutItBeAboutIt #DoTheWork #TakeOwnership #TakePride #OneRepOneSetOneDayAtATime #BeALighthouse #BeTheDifference #BeAware #KeepLearning #TryLearnProgress #VigorAndStrengthOfSpirit #Fitness #Squat #SquareYourselfAway #Gym #AdviceForLife #YodaWise
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#Repost @squat_university (@get_repost)
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As an athlete, I challenge you to NOT only look at how MUCH is on the bar when you gauge your improvement in the gym but to also consider the quality of your technique. Yes, when you're on the platform, the weight is all that matters between 4th place and 1st - but have you ever really looked at how WELL the most elite athletes move? 🤔
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If you ever get the chance, scroll through an elite athletes YouTube or IG channel (especially someone who has been at the top of their game for years) & watch the quality of their movement. The most elite often have amazing technique! This, along with their great strength, has allowed them to succeed to their level. 👊🏻
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The higher the quality of your barbell movements are, the more potential you will have to lift big weights AND do so for a long time. Look at improved quality of your technique as a goal to hit just like the amount on the bar and GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN! I promise you that. 🔥🔥🔥
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This message is universal; applies to all areas of life. - So often I see, and hear people adding gadgets, and gear without first understanding the principles, and implementing fundamental concepts, much less practice and mastery of fundamentals. - It can be disheartening to see people unwilling to put in the requisite amount of time, and discipline. - Dont compromise yourself though, do what you deem important, lead by example. - Search for episode 56 of "Conviction Strong Radio" - we talk about the importance of fundamentals! - @veteranmettle @thecraighysell #Repost @guerrilla_approach (@get_repost) ・・・ Demo of my recoil mitigation device.
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Eliminate excuses, forge greatness. - #Mettle #VM #BeAware #KeepLearning #TryLearnProgress #VigorAndStrengthOfSpirit #KeepInchingForward #BetterThanBullshit #ShowYourMettle #TakeOwnership #TakePride #Repost @undergroundstrengthgym (@get_repost) ・・・ #STRONGLife tip of the day for #athletes at #UndergroundStrengthGym / #Manasquan #ScotchPlains #Middlesex / LINK IN BIO
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Follow up to yesterday's post about awareness. Here's a workout I did this week, in a dark room. There was plenty of natural light in the room, no need for me to turn on the overhead lights. (I realized afterwards that I could have also done this barefoot) - I had about 25 minutes to warmup and workout. After my warmup, I did 8 rounds of work, not for overall time: 10 calories rowing, 10 sit-ups, and 10 sandbag overhead squats. - I did time different rounds to see how my consistency was, but this was more about working continuously, and feeling out my technique: on the rower, as I sat up, and while overhead squatting an odd object. - Song: NF - Grindin' (ft. Marty) - #Mettle #VM #ShiftFocus #BeAware #SelfReflection #SelfAid #BuddyAid #WorkInProgress #VigorAndStrengthOfSpirit #Powerful #FeetFiveTwentyfive #KeepMoving #MentalResilience #ShowYourMettle #Squat #Coffee #Recover #StartSmall #Army #AirForce #Navy #Marines #Veteran #VeteransMakingProgress #OneRepOneSetOneDayAtATime #TakeOwnership #TakePride #KaizenWay #BuckBanality #DoTheWork @convictiontraining @roguefitness @shinobi275 @nfrealmusic
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It's all about the gift of being able to do the work.
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The honest effort is so much more important, than any "measurement" of progress will ever be.
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This is a life-long endeavor....
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#DoTheWork #ShowYourMettle #MenOfHonor #Strong #Powerful #TakeOwnership #TakePride

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Jocko Motivation: Excerpt from JOCKO PODCAST 22. The goal is the grind. Join the conversation on Twitter: @jockowillink @echocharles Video by Echo Charles
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Exuberant - joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic
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Give something 100% effort.
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Go all in, aware of the vulnerability, and excited about the opportunity....
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Life is too short!
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#Mettle #DontTalkAboutItBeAboutIt #DoTheWork #ShowYourMettle #Resilient #KeepInchingForward #VigorAndStrengthOfSpirit #WorkInProgress #Powerful #ProgressThroughDisciplineAndMovement #TakeOwnership #TakePride #MenOfHonor #DannyDietz #NavySEALs #Strong #LiveAFullLife #LeanIntoIt #HaveFunToday @showyourmettle @dannydietzmemorialpage #vulnerability #exuberant

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Thank you Johnny Karate for these 5 way points to success.
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Good for kids, and great for adults navigating through tough times.
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Remember to simplify whenever possible....
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Be compassionate with yourself as you forge progress.
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These 5 moves, done daily, individually our lives would be better, and the world could be better too.
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#Mettle #ShowYourMettle #HaveFunToday #BeAware #SelfReflection#BetterThanBullshit #BeTheDifference #DoTheWork #TakeOwnership #TakePride #SelfAid #BuddyAid #Resilient #WriteANewEnding #StrongerTogether #AndyDwyer #JohnnyKarate #movesforsuccess #BeALighthouse #KeepLearning #OurGreatestMission #SilverLinings #KeepInchingForward #KeepShitSimple

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Conviction Strong Radio, this week we talk about the strength of gratitude!
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Find and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud, or Google, so you don't miss anymore shows! Thank you for listening.
Jake Walsh Craig Hysell

The Surprising Strength of Gratitude on this week’s podcast.

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“A grateful mind is not easy to acquire for many people. Mass media teaches us that things are ...always bad and the sky is always falling. (This keeps us buying things to "save" us or make our lives more "comfortable".)

Gratitude is the key that unlocks you from your chains. You can learn to be thankful for anything that happens to you, because you can learn to find THE POSITIVE in any element. Gratitude is EMPOWERING, and fear is simply about survival.

If you want to play at a higher level of success, wellness and happiness, learn to harness the surprising strength of gratitude. It is a SKILL and YOU CAN cultivate it. Jake and Craig did. And they are not special.”

https://itunes.apple.com/…/conviction-strong-…/id1172902679…

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4 laws to remember and incorporate into your lifting. Thanks @elitefts

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4 Basic Laws Of Strength Training by @underthebar

Years back these rules used to be part of every seminar I did. While I would like to take credit for these I ...have read them several times over my education but they really came together for me when Tundor Bompa wrote about them. These rules applies to all strength training from beginner to advanced. Not keeping these in check can also lead to injury for the advanced.

Law #1 - Before developing muscle strength develop joint flexibility.

This is pretty simple when you think about it. Think about a simple barbell squat. How good would the technique be if the hip or ankle flexibility was off?

Another way to look at this and the one I see most often is when advanced bodybuilders want to move into Powerlifting. The size of their muscles have inhibited their joint flexibility and a certain degree of this flexibility needs to be restored to be able to squat, bench and deadlift without getting injured. I am not saying they need to drop muscle but they do need to get back their joint flexibility. There are many ways to do this but the best is following the rest of these rules and adding in light loaded stretching and iso holds.

Law # 2 - Before developing muscle strength develop the tendons (what attaches the muscles to the bone)

This is accomplished through more GPP training with loads under 50% of maximal.

Law #3 - Before developing the limbs develop the core.

The core is the muscle of the back - spinal column, entire abdominals region. This has been beat to death so there is no need to go over the importance here but it should be noted when strength begins to feel "good" these are the movements that always seem to get dropped first.

Law #4 - Before developing prime movers develop the stabilizers.

This falls back to the body must learn to stabilize force first, absorb force second and finally produce force.

This is all pretty basic stuff but important to note just how important this all is to not only physical development but injury prevention as you progress.

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Listen to Beav Brodie of Tactical Baby Gear, Craig Hysell of Conviction Training Facility, and Jake Walsh of Show your Mettle talk about how Beav got started.
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Huge thanks to Beav for sitting down with us, he has a great story, and an even better perspective that I am trying to understand better. He does not give up; he gathers data, learns, and keeps moving forward! Incredible example for us all; in business and in life!
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Links below for the podcast, and video of our chat....
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Like/subscribe so you don't miss when he comes back for part 2!
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Let us know what questions you'd like to ask Beav!

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Guys, this is the video from the podcast I did last week with Craig Hysell and Jake, we talk alot about my past some struggles and how I got to where I am now. ...Then we start dropping some real knowledge bombs! I would love for you to listen, I think many of you would get alot out of it.
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https://youtu.be/uDBAzdGbxhs
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or listen to Conviction Strong Radio here:
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/…/conviction-strong-…/id1172902679…
Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/conviction-strong-radio
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Show your Mettle shared a memory — with Craig Hysell.

Conviction Strong Radio is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud, and Google.
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Thank you for the support! And thank you to all of our incredible guests!
Craig Hysell Jake Walsh Show your Mettle Conviction Training Facility

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Conviction Strong Radio is available on iTunes, Stitcher & SoundCloud. You can find Craig online at @thecraighysell and @epicdadproject, and on Facebook by sear...ching for Craig Hysell or Conviction Training Facility. You can find Jake here, and on Facebook by searching for Jake Walsh, Honor Our Heroes Foundation, or Veteran Mettle. Link to my blog in my profile. Let us know what you think.
#VeteranMettle #StartSmall #ShowYourMettle #HereToLearn #ConvictionStrongRadio #CSR

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Looking for some holiday gift ideas?
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Like/follow @customworksnc to get more ideas.
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They make some quality goods. And they're veteran-owned & operated....
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#holidaygifts #custom #ornaments #Christmas #ChristmasIsComing #ContinueToServe #MenOfHonor #wood #woods #woodworking #fortbraggnc #fortbragg #VeteranOwnedBusiness #VeteransMakingProgress #VeteransHelpingVeterans

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This time of year is a whirlwind. Prioritize self-aid!
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We're working on some apparel, as seen in the picture (hats and shirts). As soon as we get it together, you will know.
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In the mean time, we're still releasing new podcast episodes, @convictionstrongradio. All episodes are on Stitcher, Sound Cloud, iTunes and Google....
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We just recorded with @beavbrodie of @tacticalbabygear and @thecraighysell of @convictiontraining. Like and subscribe to the show so you know when it's released!
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#Mettle #ShowYourMettle #HaveFunToday #Resilient #HereToLearn #LeanIntoIt #TakeOwnership #TakePride #OneRepOneSetOneDayAtATime #SelfAid #BuddyAid #WorkInProgress#Powerful #Fitness #Strong #Gear #ShowYourMettleTrainingClub #BeTheDifference #BeALighthouse #DoTheWork #DontGiveUp

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Looking for music?
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We have two playlists on @spotify.
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One is rock, one is rap. Search "Show your mettle"....
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Like and follow. We're continuously adding to and removing from the lists.
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What do you listen to while working out?
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#Mettle #SelfAid #ShowYourMettle #Resilient #KeepInchingForward #VigorAndStrengthOfSpirit #WorkInProgress #Powerful #Fitness #DoTheWork #TakeOwnership #TakePride #OneRepOneSetOneDayAtATime #EarnIt #EarnThis #DontTalkAboutItBeAboutIt #AddValue

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This article is written about weight lifting, but has some apparent carryover to life outside the gym. Pick something you enjoy; lifting, shooting, surfing, biking, volunteering - whatever it is - and get after it, both mentally and physically. It's good to go down some rabbit holes, for self discovery, and self-aid. https://www.elitefts.com/training-logs/mental/

Testicular Fortitude
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Newest podcast episode; we discuss the dichotomy of institutional trust. Didn't get to discuss every thought relating to this topic, but it was interesting to talk about.
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Let us know your thoughts. You can find all of our episodes at the link, or on Google, Sound Cloud, Stitcher, and iTunes.
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Jake Walsh Craig Hysell
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We release new episodes each week. We interview guests, and discuss life’s ins and outs. Our goal is to leave our listeners with insight & knowledge to improve their perspectives, ...
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For those with TBI or PTS, good read. Found by Leo Jenkins -
http://havokjournal.com/fitness/health-nutrition/hormones/

It has been known for over 80 years that following a head injury there is dysfunction in the Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal (HPA) axis.
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