motivation Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • The Competitor’s Mentality

    By Caitlyn Trout | In Training | on March 31, 2014

    Mental toughness is an attribute that needs to be developed in order for a lifter to succeed in both training and competition under the most adverse circumstances. It is required for optimal performance. Yes, there are several other factors that go into a successful meet/training performance, but the way that we feel and handle ourselves […]

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  • September’s Best

    By Juggernaut | In Deadlift, Diet, Endurance, Mobility, Powerlifting, Squat, Training | on October 6, 2013

    At Juggernaut we strive to bring you the highest quality content from athletes and coaches who are currently in the trenches, training hard and dominating at the highest levels. In case you missed some articles this month, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorites from the month of September! 1. The Clean Eating […]

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  • A Story on Motivation

    By Brandon Lilly | In Training | on September 28, 2013

    While at the gym the other day I was talking with several of the guys about this, and that, and we were just going on about different aspects of our training. A little bit later one of my teammates (Kenny Mason) approached me, and asked what motivated me. He made clear that it was not […]

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  • The Dance

    By Paul Carter | In Training | on September 10, 2013

    I hate country music. I’d rather fight off a gym full of spider monkeys equipped with samurai swords than listen to country. I understand that many people enjoy it, but many people enjoy a great deal of things that make no sense to me. I’m sure I enjoy something that would make the masses cringe. Like cottage cheese and peanut […]

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  • Strength Doesn’t Care

    By Mike Tuchscherer | In Powerlifting | on August 19, 2013

    This past June, I went to Russia for the IPF raw world championships.  I met one of the Austrian lifters in the 120kg class — Alex.  He was a real nice guy and we had a good chat about training and such.  Fast forward until a few weeks ago.  Alex emailed me to let me […]

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  • If you grew up playing team sports at any level you have undoubtedly seen what an advantage it is to be a naturally gifted athlete. James Smith, is probably the best physical preparatory program specialists on the planet and broadly groups athlete in terms of ability as follows: 1. So gifted that if all they […]

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  • 4 Realizations That Changed My Life

    By Greg Robins | In Training | on August 6, 2013

    I wanted to share these thoughts with you today. The content is different than my usual contributions, but important nonetheless. Please read it through, and I believe it will be worth your time. I feel great about who I am right now. I am happy with what I do, how I spend my time, and […]

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  • The Power of Thought

    By Trey Smith | In Training | on July 19, 2013

    By Trey Smith If one takes a look back through history, a common concept manifests itself amongst all men of greatness; the concept of thought. It is a recurring theme emanating throughout the ages, interlinking the deeds of one great man to another. Names like Plato, Aristotle, Christ, Confucius, da Vinci, and Newton have all […]

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  • Patience and Belief

    By Paul Carter | In Training | on July 15, 2013

    “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho When I started lifting weights at fourteen years old I could barely bench press the bar.  By “the bar” I mean the empty bar. […]

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  • Fight Club

    By Brandon Lilly | In Powerlifting | on July 3, 2013

    One of my favorite books of all-time (yes it was a book before a movie), and also favorite movies is “Fight Club”. Chuck Palahniuk is the author and has been described as follows “some men write with a pen, others a typewriter, Palahniuk writes with a sledgehammer.” It’s true, there is so much mind shattering […]

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  • Screw Your Genetics

    By ryan burgess | In Sports Training, Training | on April 17, 2013

    For those interested in athletics, we are without a doubt living during exciting times.  During the 100m sprint of the summer Olympics last year we witnessed numerous firsts, including 7 of 8 athletes running sub 10 seconds, the top 5 running sub 9.9, and the top 3 running sub 9.8 seconds.  Lifting records continue to […]

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  • Alpha 1.0

    By Brandon Lilly | In Powerlifting | on February 7, 2013

    Check Out Brandon’s Training Log Here I sat and watched the cursor blink at me for close to 45 minutes before the words ever came. I have made jokes and Facebook status galore about being a man, and an Alpha at that. What the hell does that even mean? The truth of the matter is […]

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  • B.A.D. A.S.S. Goal Setting

    By Josh Thigpen | In Strongman | on December 29, 2012

    Chad Wesley Smith recently asked me what is one thing I would do differently if I could go back to the beginning of my strongman career and start over. The answer that came to mind very quickly was that I would of planned things out better, and set my goals more clearly.  When I started my […]

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  • Brandon Lilly’s Iron Lessons: Part 1 and Bonus Video

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 16, 2012

    Read Brandon’s Training Log Here Man are you guys and girls in trouble?! I have not had a laptop in almost 4 months, meaning anything you have seen online from me has been performed from my iPhone (Apple you listening? Free advertising!). But what that has done is prevent me from typing the types or […]

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  • The Sacrifice of Doing It Right

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 26, 2012

    By Brandon Lilly Read Brandon’s Training Log Here I recently watched a documentary entitled “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. The story follows 85 year Jiro Ono in his pursuit to become the best Sushi chef in the world. By many regards he is the best, but it was a painstaking dedication to his disciplined daily routine […]

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  • What Are You Training For?

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on August 16, 2012

    By Brandon Lilly Do you know? Do you set out a plan or do you just go with the flow of what your training partners are doing and hope, wish, and pray you get better? Well I will tell you this much… For me powerlifting has never been easy. I was 175 lbs. when I […]

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