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PODCAST: How mental performance helped turn the impossible dream into an Olympic medal

Lyndsey Fry is only 27 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than many people attempt in a lifetime. She played Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey and graduated from Harvard University and holds an MBA from Arizona State University.  She also won a silver medal as a member of the Team USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socci. After college she launched her own business—Lyndsey Fry Hockey—where she trains the next generation of women’s hockey players at camps around the country. 

PODCAST: From high school national player of the year to an every day fight to live: The role of mindset in choosing your response to success and adversity

In this episode of the Brian Cain Mental Performance Mastery Podcast I interview one of the most inspiring people you will likely ever encounter. During high school, Taylor Dockins was one of the most dominate softball players and high school athletes in the country, winning the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award. Today, she is a star pitcher for the Cal State Fullerton Softball team.

PODCAST: From math teacher to MMA World Champion in one month: the power of mental performance training

In this episode of the Brian Cain Mental Performance Mastery Podcast, I have the pleasure of talking with former UFC Champion and Hall of Fame Fighter, Rich “Ace” Franklin.

In this episode, Rich discusses the impact our work together made in his career and the exact mental performance strategies he used to help him compete at his best inside the octagon.

Go Green and Get Your Mind Right: How the skills of focus and awareness work together to determine your performance and your future

GO GREEN AND GET YOUR MIND RIGHT I hear coaches tell their athletes all the time to “get your mind right.” The University of Alabama Football used to have a chant they did before taking the field to “get your mind right.”   But what does it actually mean to “get your mind right”? First, let’s… Read More

Mental Performance Mastery Case Study: Rich Franklin, MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared practical strategies and methods athletes can use to break through the barriers that hold them back, and to develop the confidence and mental toughness needed to consistently perform at a higher level.  I’ve heard a ton of great feedback from the videos, articles, and social media posts covering… Read More

3 mental performance experiments that could take your athletic performance to the next level (even if they seem way too easy to work)

As a lifelong athlete myself, I’ve experienced firsthand what it’s like to feel like you’re capable of performing at a much higher level than you currently are.  After a solid high school athletic career as a three sport standout athlete, I went to college on a baseball scholarship and fell flat on my face. Interestingly,… Read More

How coaches and athletes can create the elite mindset needed to succeed during the #CoronaSeason

In this video, I’m going to share with you the exact conversations, suggestions and direction I’ve shared with the coaches and athletes looking to me for answers during this difficult time. And you might be surprised to find that what I share will help you to feel and perform better—immediately. Control what you can control… Read More

7 ways successful strength and fitness coaches use mental performance mastery (and how you can, too)

What makes a successful health, fitness, or strength coach? It’s not just about writing great workout and conditioning programs or knowing a lot about nutrition. There’s something else at play here… something booming with possibility, yet something few coaches are tapping in to. Here are the “secrets” elite coaches use to get results.  You know… Read More

The 10 mental performance skills every athlete must master for peak performance

As a three-sport standout athlete and captain in high school, I thought I was prepared for success in collegiate athletics.  Man was I wrong.  I quickly realized the meaning of the phrase, “Big fish in a small pond.” Graduating high school with a class of just 89 students may have skewed my reality when it… Read More

My #1 strategy for building unshakeable focus during competition

There was only one thought running through my mind: Put one foot in front of the other and just keep moving. My feet hurt. My back hurt. Everything hurt.  Here I was, running the Lighthouse 100-mile run in Northern Michigan (no, that’s not a typo — 100 miles!).  Under my own free will. No gun… Read More

3 Strategies For Forging Unshakeable Focus

During the 2018-2019 college football playoffs, as Nick Saban and Dabo Sweeney attributed much of their success at powerhouse football programs Alabama and Clemson to the ability to help their team focus, the emails started rolling in. A month later, Bill Belichick of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots spoke about the importance of… Read More

Mental Performance Coaching Case Study: Georges St-Pierre, 13-time MMA World Champion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted articles that outline simple, practical ways you can begin implementing mental performance coaching. Today, I want to take things a step further and share a case study from someone I’ve worked with over the years to illustrate the kind of impact a well-designed, strategic mental performance coaching plan… Read More