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Skill 1 – The Skill of Output
Own the ability to do high-quality work with a controlled mind but relentless effort and motivation.
Get uncomfortable within workouts and know that it isn’t a sign to stop.
Feeling ‘the burn’ is also not a sign to stop.
It’s a sign to play and explore in the sensation.
It’s a sign to push further. I’m sure you’ve heard the term:
‘The mind gives up before the body’
This is so true when it comes to our muscles.
Your mind will fail before the muscle itself fails.
If the muscle could speak at this perceived point of failure, I guarantee it would say:
“Why are we stopping? I’ve got another 3 quality reps in me at least!”
Think of it like a petrol light coming on. It’s a warning but you’ve still got 50 miles to go.
When you feel your mind telling you to stop. Imagine it’s just a warning light.
Focus and discipline lead to AWESOME output.
Be relentless in your pursuit of applying high-quality output.
Skill 2 – The Skill of Mobility
A lack of mobility is NOT just tightness, it’s also a sign of weakness.
A lack of mobility is normally a lack of muscular balance.
It won’t be fixed by stretching alone.
It is often due to poor form and technique when exercising.
Think about it. Muscles work in pairs.
When one shortens (contracts) the other muscle must lengthen.
This is called antagonistic muscle pairings.
They are opposing forces constantly working against each other.
This leads us back to the importance of Skills 1 and 2 – technique mastery.
Focus on fully lengthening the muscle at one end, and fully contracting it at the other (the SQUUEEEZE!).
Over time, you will find imbalances that have been causing you problems, begin to disappear.
Not from mindlessly stretching, but from correctly building healthy, strong muscle.
Let’s get to it!