Welcome to the podcast! For about the last year Now I have been getting to know the guys at MTN Tough and both Ara and Dustin are great guys. Ara is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fitness and is a retired Lt Colonel and Army Ranger who taught physical education at West Point. In this episode, we dive into developing mental toughness, creating a routine, overcoming injuries, pushing your limits and a lot more. Ara, like myself, has had a number of injuries to overcome. We dive into the theory of working out the opposing side of an injury to carry strength throughout the body. Ara, is big on creating the habit vs training for the event and we talk about how training for the event can cause burnout in athletes. We also talk about pushing the limits of recovery vs understanding your new normal. If you are looking to get back in shape or just getting a jump on 2019 season this is a good kick start.
Introductions – 0:03:15
Post Season Feedback – 0:05:05
Why Goals Help Push Your Limits – 0:09:19
Advice & Help to Push Through – 0:18:06
Facing Injuries & Overcoming Them – 0:23:47
Knowing When to Ignore Your Ego – 0:31:44
Negative Effects of In & Out of Shape Cycle – 0:37:36
Hunting Burnout & Mental Toughness – 0:55:15
Getting Yourself to the Next Level – 1:02:09
Where to get Info on the Fitness Programs – 1:13:19
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