Post Olympic Stress Disorder: The Real Game After The Olympic Games Are Over

After the Olympic Games, things can get pretty rough.

I’ve seen athletes battle with bouts of depression, alcoholism, eating disorders and a myriad of issue which can all be directly or strongly correlated to the major emotional let down that occurs after the Olympic Games.

The psychology of fighting

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

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

Jon Jones: ‘Daniel Cormier is obviously having a lot of mental struggles when it comes to me’

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

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

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.

The Top 10 Books That EVERY MMA Coach And MMA Athlete Should Read In 2014

When I sat down 2 years ago and had a conversation with Greg Jackson, we were talking about training and coaching philosophies and we were going back and forth about the books which we had read. Our reading lists at that time were almost the same.