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Weighted Pull-ups.

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Beth finding her happy place deep inside the Guse brain.

Games T's are in! Pick yours up at the gym right outside the office. 

LAST CHANCE: I have had several people ask if they can still purchase them.  If you are one of those people, you have until Thursday(today) at 11am, click here MBO and make your order.  Our printer needs the order by then 11am if we are to receive the new order by Game Day!

So why does it matter what you are thinking while working out, biking, hiking or any other physical endeavor?

The Neurophysiological Aspects of Training

All-round preparation of the athlete necessitates physical and psychological training, not as separate components, but as closely interrelated aspects of human performance.  The mental and physical systems interact continuously and it is vital to remember that the highly-skilled, superbly conditioned body is of little value without the right frame of mind.  For instance, an emotional upset can prevent the athlete from relaxing or concentrating to produce the necessary degree of physical efficiency.  Similarly, a slight physical injury may disturb one sufficiently to diminish confidence, concentration and skill.

The body may be viewed as a living cybernetic (control and communication) system in which the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, controls the functions of the body via two major communication systems: the nervous system (automatic and voluntary systems) and the hormonal system (endocrine glands).

The hormonal system is involved with the control of the slower bodily processes such as growth, metabolism, excretion and temperature regulation.  The nervous system is concerned mainly with rapid processes such as sight, hearing, thinking, and muscular contraction.  However , these two systems interact in numerous ways, the link between them is the hypothalamus , situated near the middle of the brain.  The hypothalamus is linked with the brain's limbic system (intimately connected with emotion) and the pituitary gland (sometimes called the master gland of the body).  It is inferred immediately that physical efficiency depends on proper utilization of thought processes, emotions and muscles.

– Supertraining Sixth Edition, Yuri Verhoshansky and Mel Siff

Comments

  1. Tobias Coffin :

    Matt or Cherie,
    I ordered my shirt a few weeks ago and I still haven’t received it. Just curious if you sent it.
    Miss you guys,
    Toby

  2. Matt :

    They just arrived at the gym yesterday Toby… It’s coming.

  3. Tobias :

    Fantastic! Thanks a lot, no rush. I just wanted to rep it at the games and not after :)

  4. Leslie :

    Blah! Work is getting in the way of my crossfit and shirt retrieval!

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