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It is 10% Physical / 90% Mental?

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  Have you ever heard of this statement?  Often it refers to challenging military / law enforcement training programs. The first time I heard the saying was at SEAL training and I never quite understood what it meant at the time because it felt like 100% physical at the time. I promise you this. It does not refer to 90% mental being academic studies at SEAL Training.  There is academic studying you must do, but typically it refers to how well you mentally push yourself through pain.  But, today, a former college football player said his coach taught him that...

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Mental Toughness - Art of Science?

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Mental Toughness has been a topic of discussion and debate for generations as we humans try to define our lives.  What makes some people tougher than others?  More successful? More motivated? Calm in stressful situations?  What are the common traits of ordinary people doing extraordinary things?  Can mental toughness be measured?  Scientifically tested? These are the questions I have been seeking answers to and the type of questions I get each day from young men and women preparing for challenging programs in the military, law enforcement, and fire-​​fighting professions. There are some scientific studies performed trying to measure how people handle...

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Stew Smith Fitness Catalog: Complete List of Books, eBooks, DVDs

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Published Books Warrior Workouts   |  More info  |  Book OnlyTactical Fitness   |  More Info  |  Book OnlyTactical Strength   |  More Info|  Book OnlyTactical Mobility   | More Info  |    Book OnlyThe Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout   |  More info   |  Book onlyComplete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness      |    More Info     |  Book / DVD Maximum Fitness - CrossTraining     |    More Info     |  Book only The Special Operations Workout     |   More Info     |     Book only The SWAT Workout - From Recruit to SWAT      |  More Info    |  Book onlyAPPS and DVDs and MP4 Downloads The Combat Swimmer...

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Top Ten List of Mental Toughness

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After this article, a friend of mine asked about what I thought the Top Ten List of traits for mental toughness would be.  After some thought and discussions with some successful, mentally tough people, we came up with this. Mental Toughness – How do we obtain it?  Make it stronger?  Many young people ask these questions of me each day and I wish it was a simple answer.  I wish you could be mentally tough by figuring out a magic solution of phrases or training programs.  But it is not that simple.  Being mentally tough requires you to keep competing...

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