Is it time to ask yourself if you need a mental coach?

Everyone understands when athletes need mental coaches, and many professionals have hired sport psychologists. However, what about the regular folks? Don’t they need some help too? I’ve been a performance coach for over a decade and I have worked with a lot of athletes and non-athletes helping them take their game to the next level. … Read more

The Mind of a Hater: Why People Hate Conor McGregor

I’m going to pick a sport event to accurately describe the mind of a hater: #‎UFC189‬ Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes. UFC fans are all used to the super loud, ultra confident, borderline cocky Conor McGregor. For those who don’t know, McGregor is an individual who doesn’t follow the rules. He’s an amazing mixed martial arts … Read more

There are three categories of athletes

There are three categories of athletes. There are 70% who want to stay but need to go. There are 25% who want to go but need to stay. And the 2% who want to go but also know when they should stay. Oxygen is what fuels us. Our heart is our engine and our mind … Read more

What if you’re not experiencing the results you want because you are working too much, or too hard?

Most people don’t need more work. They need better results. What would you do if you found out that the reason you’re not experiencing the results you want is because you are working too much, or too hard? If you are like most athletes you are spending a lot of time lifting, running, drilling, rolling, sparring … Read more

This is why you should NEVER try to lose weight

We are all familiar with the continued struggle to lose weight. In this blog, I will explain why most people’s “weight loss” journey often turns sour. Believe it or not, “losing weight” goes against universal law. Human beings, by definition, are not designed to lose, nor pursue any type of loss according to the growth … Read more

New book ‘High Performance Mentality’ by Leo Frincu now available

Leo Frincu, world class athlete, trainer and coach of UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, has published “High Performance Mentality”, a book designed to take athletes and non athletes to the next level. It’s a book loaded with tools and insights designed to help individuals reach their highest potential in athleticism. Here’s a segment: “It’s been said that we … Read more

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you.

Leo Frincu: What’s your goal in training?

Why do athletes train? I’ll make it short and concise, although each sentence is a definition on it’s own. You don’t train to overcome hard workouts. Your goal in training is to acquire tools to make hard look easy and new look old, quickly. You train to gain and maintain self-control. That’s your ultimate goal. … Read more