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The 3 Phases of Building Mental Toughness: How to Turn Inspiration into Habit and Discipline for Any Goal Accomplishment

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The 3 Phases of Building Mental Toughness: How to Turn Inspiration into Habit and Discipline for Any Goal Accomplishment

Building Mental Toughness IS a Process Are you on a mission to prove to yourself that you can be successful in a goal that seems impossible right now? If so, then good…that means your dreams are big enough to scare you. How about learning how to get to where you want to be without struggling or doubting that it will happen? And you know what? You absolutely can. With the right mindset and understanding of the three phases: motivation, habit-building, and discipline, you have everything it takes to achieve your dreams. Let's start with the inspiration phase. This is where...

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Common Question From People On The Lower End of the Fitness Spectrum (and wanting to change that)

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Common Question From People On The Lower End of the Fitness Spectrum (and wanting to change that)

Getting Back into the Fitness Habit(One Day at a Time) If you are back on the lower end of the fitness spectrum and looking to reverse how that feels, check out this commonly asked question from an Army veteran looking to get back into shape. As we age, diet and sleep cannot be neglected like we might have done in our teens and twenties. Let’s get moving again, but take some time to treat yourself like a beginner to build the habit of fitness again like Kyle is doing. Here is his question: Stew, I have heard a great deal...

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Adding a Mobility Day WILL be Life Changing (Young and Old) But Especially for OGs

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Adding a Mobility Day WILL be Life Changing (Young and Old) But Especially for OGs

This is the story of my Mobility Day creation. It was purely out of necessity as my hips were so tight that running had gotten to a point of pure pain. It all started because I was sitting too long at work during the day and not stretching - even after working out.   My lesson is for all types of people, though. Whether you are young or old, in shape or not, sitting for too long can well make you really good at sitting.  Standing, walking, running and other movements will continue to become more painful each year you ignore it....

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Pre-Enlistment to Boot Camp and Beyond: How to Prepare for the Rigors of Special Ops Selection

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Pre-Enlistment to Boot Camp and Beyond: How to Prepare for the Rigors of Special Ops Selection

Your Journey to Special Ops: From Pre-Enlistment to Advanced Training Pipeline - Here's What You Need to Know -  Have you been considering becoming a military special operations member since you can remember? Ask yourself a few questions: - Do you understand the long process of joining the military?  - How much research have you done on all the options available throughout our military?  - Have you been training all of your life for this huge physical challenge? (sports, manual labor, extracurriculars, working out, etc) - Are you really ready to take on the challenge and go through the process to become part...

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From Land to Sea: How to Conquer Military Water Tests as a Non-Swimming Athlete

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From Land to Sea: How to Conquer Military Water Tests as a Non-Swimming Athlete

 Three Steps to Crushing ANY Military Swim Test   Tap the pictures above for a brief video explanation of the different strokes   Technique First If you are a non-swimming athlete preparing for special operations training, excelling in the water may seem impossible. No worries. With the right approach, you can confidently conquer the swim tests (with and without fins). To help you prepare, we've broken it down into three key phases: learning the technique, practicing the pace/efficiency, and getting into swimming shape.The first phase is learning the technique. This is crucial, as the proper technique can make all the difference...

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