Video: Setting Goals and Reaching New Heights part II

A couple of months ago we talked about Sifu Joey’s goal of being able to deadlift 405 pounds before his birthday on August 1. Not only did he reach his goal, he surpassed it, lifting a crazy 415 pounds. It just goes to show what you can accomplish when you stay focused and push yourself to reach new heights. Check …

Mark Munoz on “Desire”

In his new training vid series “The Rules” for Dogged.TV, Mark Munoz will be exploring the five Ds that comprise his personal formula for success, not just in MMA, but in every area of life. Here’s the first episode, “Desire”: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdMEKjt2bVQ?rel=0&w=640&h=390] “You can actually teach a lot of things, but desire is one of those things that if you …

“Are your friends making you fat?”

A piece from the New York Times a year ago posed the question, “Are Your Friends Making You Fat?” The article looked at research done in Framingham, Mass., where the National Heart Institute has been tracking residents and their descendents in trying to better understand the causes of heart disease. By logging medical information over time as well as social …

A toast to the underdogs

I’m swiping this underdog-themed Versus commercial from Kru Joey’s Facebook page (hat-tip to Lee). I often feel like I’m the underdog in many situations, and I’d venture to say that you do as well. Everyone is the underdog at one point or another; that’s how life works. I was going to use the phrase “for better or for worse,” but …

Getting Motivated

Some of us need help to get motivated for our yearly goals.  If your goals fit within the fitness realm, check out these blogs, compiled by one of my favorite blog, zenhabits.net.  Good luck! Jd

Need Help with Goals?

Hopefully these small minor points will help you with your Goals: Must be measurable. (i.e. training goals =1,000 reps for one technique) Results must be crystal clear. (It’s either yes or no… did you or didn’t you achieve the training goals?) Must be controllable by you. (Also take into consideration your training / drilling partners). Ask yourself the following questions: …