Archive for the ‘toughness’ Category

Fedor: A World Champion Out of Shape?

Friday, August 1st, 2008

For an unexplainable reason, people scoff at the physique of MMA superstar, Fedor Emelianenko. Despite the overwhelming athleticism and terminator-like indestructibility, much of the public still associate body-building with sports performance. One of my Australian students recently made a very insightful post regarding the nature of performance, psychology and athleticism. You'll ...

Mind Armor: Building a Mind to Match Your Body

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

"Only by cultivating a receptive state of mind, without preconceived ideas or thoughts, one can master the secret art of reacting spontaneously and naturally, without hesitation and without purposeless resistance." - Professor Henry Seishiro Okazaki The following was contributed by Cody Fielding is a certified Olympic lifting coach, CrossFit trainer, and CST Instructor - ...

Back to My Roots: Me, My Bruiser, and the Outdoors

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Now that I'm on the mend from one of the most dangerous fights of my life - defeating MRSA - it's time to start juicing up my metabolism again, get back outdoors, smell the earth, and swing some steel. I've been practicing Intu-Flow daily to regain my natural, abundant energy. It ...

Clubbell Gauntlet in Middle East

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I felt compelled to share this email that my Atlanta office received from the Middle East. Details have been removed for operational security, but considering the nature of these dedicated souls in harm's way, I wanted to give them a moment to honor their sacrifices. "Thanks Coach Sonnon for the support ...

Catering to the Prima Donna

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

As a professional sports psychology coach, I work with clients from the amateur to Olympic and professional levels. And because of my speaking schedule around the world, I devote much of my time to training coaches to do so in my stead. One organization recently wrote me with help for their ...

“I Lift Like a Girl!”

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

"I Lift Like a Girl!" was contributed by one of my brightest students, a ravishing beauty who embodies discipline and passion for wellness, Lauri Rudach. If you're one of the intelligent readers who realize that in any domain there are secret tools, techniques and tricks that you must learn in ...

30 Hours to a Magazine Ready Body

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

So, being athletic as I am doesn't mean that I'm in a constant state of preparedness for anything. My successes rest on the back of a periodization model called the "Training Hierarchy Pyramid" [which you can find in my book "Three Dimensional Physical Preparedness."] I scout, assess and design my training ...