Mentiscular Fortitude from Catalyst Athletics. Reading the beginning of this article made me laugh. I am well aware of the term mental fortitude, medical but I distinctly remember Mick Foley, here aka “Mankind”, aka “Cactus Jack”, aka “Dude Love” of the old WWF coining the term “testicular fortitude”. Mick was the greatest punching bag in the history of professional wrestling, and he was made famous by getting bashed in the head with steel chairs. Please don’t equate my enjoyment of this line with my views on training, it just makes me smile.
I love Everrett’s “long road” approach to training. Don’t get too high, don’t get too low, stay the course. I just told an athlete 15 minutes ago that Rome wasn’t built in a day. But making your mind tough, developing the mental strength to keep working when you’re tired and fatigued is where true strength comes from. Training isn’t just working out: it’s just as hard to eat properly, mobilize when you’re sore, get in an ice bath (yikes!). Taking the proper steps to recover is just as important, if not more so, than the desire to train hard. Become a warrior of the mind.
Workout of the Day
Use 2-3 sets to warm up. Something like this: naked bar for 5, 40% of 1RM for 3, 50% of 1RM for 3, then get to lifting heavy.
3/2 Wall Climbs
6 Toes to Bar
9 Back Squats 95/65