10 Phrases that Navy Seals Don’t Accept by Jeff Boss – The Navy Seals have captured our hearts in the media in recent years due to some very key missions and stories. Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle have become household names. Osama Bin Laden was finally captured, and it was the Seals who took him out. They are all models of discipline, strength, and fortitude in a day an age where softness and mediocrity are accepted. Jeff writes a great piece detailing his experience with the Seals, giving us some phrases they would never, ever say.
Training when it Really Matters by Zach Even-Esh – Even the ultra motivated don’t feel like it sometimes. I would say in my own training, 40 percent I’m genuinely fired up and excited about, 40 percent I’m neutral and end up having a solid session, 10 percent of the time I am time crunched and just get in a less than stellar session, then the final 10 percent where I want to do anything but train. I want to find a reason, any reason not to workout. I’ve learned over the years that those are the ones that matter most. Those are the sessions you find out what’s in your soul. If you haven’t heard of Zach Even-Esh, you need to get into his stuff. He speaks from the heart, and talks about what really matters.
17 Ways to Set Yourself Free by Martin Rooney – It seems everyone these days has jumped on a bandwagon. The no carbs, or no gluten, or no cardio or no weights nonsense. While every school of thought has their “argument,” the people they get to join haven’t earned their right to adopt such crap. They haven’t mastered what is really important. Have you ever met someone who wants to do a “cleanse,” and do only cardio, but is overweight and doesn’t even know what meat and veggies are? This is a little extreme, but you get the point. Don’t focus on the small stuff until you have the big stuff mastered.