Why do people fight at a fundamental level? They are unhappy with a situation and want to do something about it. Professional fighters generally like to face problems head on and are even willing to get in a cage to prove their mettle against another trained athlete. Fighters train because they are not satisfied with … Read more
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
Jon “Bones” Jones and his UFC 197 opponent Ovince Saint Preux, along with co-headliners Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo took part in a conference call for the media on Friday. Jones was asked if he’d like to fight Daniel Cormier at Madison Square Garden in November now that MMA is legalized in New York and the UFC … Read more
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 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
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
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.