Pillar #7 Routines and Habits of Excellence

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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.

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

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

Hacking the habit loop: Help your clients and athletes achieve goals faster with this proven 3-step formula

Your life is a sum of your habits. The habits you have shape how you spend your time and how successful you will become—in sports, in achieving your goals, in life.  Even the most disorganized person relies on countless daily habits. You may not be aware of them, but you already perform habits every single… Read More

Use Pre/Intra/Post workout routines to help clients and athletes dominate their training sessions with maximum focus

On July 4th in Boston, Massachusetts I walked into a Barnes & Noble and my life changed forever.  I had never read a book start-to-finish at this point in my life—despite being just one year from graduating college. And I definitely had NOT planned on buying one that day.  But I did love baseball. So… 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

High-Performance Routines: Help athletes lock in focus and perform their best when it matters most

You can know all the right information, but if you do not put it into ACTION—what good does it do for you?  The purpose of any routine is to build more trust, consistency, and confidence in performance.  Think about those three things for a minute.  These are concepts of athletic performance often glossed over. But… Read More

Bookend your days with an A.M. and P.M. routine to combat stress and level-up performance

If you’re like most of the coaches, athletes, and professionals I work with, every day is a battle… A battle to get all you need to get done. A battle to balance work with finding time for other things important to you: family, friends, your health. A battle to find and sustain the motivation to… 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