Peak Performance coach and expert Dan Gonzalez joins me for this week's podcast episode to discuss the mindset in peak performance.
Dan is the author of a best selling book called "The Art of Mental Training."
In the book, Dan explains and teaches the important psychological skills required for peak performance and mental toughness.
I'm honored to get Dan on the show to discuss his unique experiences in peak performance training where he has worked with top athletes, executives, pro-fighters, and many other professionals since 1988.
Everybody wants to build muscle and lose fat. If that's true, you could say we all want to be bodybuilders, at some level.
With that said, let me tell you about the movie, Generation Iron.
Generation Iron is amazing film. A visual masterpiece with a powerful story about the sport of modern bodybuilding.
Bodybuilding is a different kind of sport and Generation Iron is a different kind of film. From the stories, to the scenery and filmmaking, to the drive, desire, and passion of all the athletes, this film is a journey.
This new modern day bodybuilding documentary recently became available on DVD and it’s already a classic.
There's a lot of great exercises for the abs and, in my opinion, none of them have anything to do with sit ups or crunches.
The key to abdominal strength and development is about training the whole body to stabilize at a high level.
What I mean is stabilizing in functional movements, not training to actively flex our trunk (as with sit ups and crunches).
One the best ways to develop abdominal strength is with basic barbell lifts.
Joe DeSena, the founder of Spartan Race, is the week's podcast guest.
In this week's show, we take on the topics of mental strength and ultimate conditioning.
You'll also hear about Joe's new book, Spartan Up.
It was great to speak to Joe and hear about how he created Spartan Race and how this has grown into such a global brand.
Joe's been an entrepreneur since the age of 8 and he has an impressive background in business and as an endurance athlete, which you'll hear about in this great interview.
This is a "rapid fire" and content rich interview session.
Exercise technique, exercise selection, and optimal nutrition are all critical components in our training success.
To get the results we want, we've got to do the the right things.
Of course, we have to know what it is we want.
Assuming we do, there is something that's so important to our success, yet it's not discussed nearly enough, in my opinion.
Jason Seib, author of Paleo Coach, is this week's podcast guest.
He's a fellow podcaster as he co-hosts The Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast with Sarah Fragoso.
Jason has a "no nonsense" approach to strength training and nutrition, as you'll hear about in this week's show.
He's an extremely passionate guy and he's got a ton great insight to share with us in this episode.
There's an exercise I have new respect for.
A seemingly simple exercise that actually provides many benefits.
The problem is many of us undervalue the exercise, shrug it off, or just flat out hate it.
I'm here to make a strong case for the burpee.
The burpee has incredible value in strength and conditioning when performed properly and when programmed correctly.