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Kicking The Door In

Kicking The Door In-Eric Fiorillo The Host of the Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Streaming Radio 24/7 Welcomes Himself to a Solo Edition of Motivation and Muscle Streaming Radio 24/7. Eric is the Owner of Both Motivation and Muscle and its Parent Company Fiorillo Barbell Company. Eric is a strength lover specializing in Barbells, Odd lifts, Power Rack Training and Stone Lifting. Eric is a personal trainer specializing in building strength and size in all athletes, the art of weight loss, and teaching trainees how to program their minds for a successful future.

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Dr. Geoffrey Smith-Delays and Goals-#378

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Dr Geoffrey Smith to the Broadcast.

Dr Geoffrey Smith is a Strongman, Sand Bag Lifter, Power Rack Trainer, Blog Writer and Medical Doctor.

Delays. We’ve all had them.

Eric and Geoffrey discuss how work, family, injury and just day to day life can really screw our training up if we let it.

The main thing to think about is not why me but how am I going to take the situation at hand and build it into goals and gains.

We’ve talked about the  ability to create standards in our life and when things veer off course we always have a plan of action to implement to get our mental and physical ability back on course.

This gives us a chance to evaluate the situation at hand and take charge.

Once were back in the groove of training new gains and goals will be recognized. The feeling of wrapping your hands around a bar is so exciting or nailing a dead stop squat for the first time in a long time.

Delay’s are temporary but lifting is for a life time. The iron will always watch over you. All you need to do is practice patience and dominate and obliterate everything from this point on in your path.

There is nothing we can’t do.

Take pride and live exceptional. For this is the only way to your continued greatness!

The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn.

Enjoy!

*This Podcast Was Posted February 25, 2016

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Mike Gillette-Expectations and The Bulls Eye-#356

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Army Paratrooper, SWAT Commander, Bodyguard to Fortune 500 Executives, a Record-Breaking Motivational Strongman, and writer and author Mike Gillette to the Broadcast.

Eric and Mike kick the show right off with the word expectations.

What does that word represent to you and how do we find the ways to meet our goals.

We talk about the trainers or trainees who read  a book, watch a you tube video or download a fitness product which is great in theory but until you have lived it and accumulated a few mental and physical scars you really haven’t lived it.

How important is the minds role in what you do?

Most people don’t have a system in place to even address this problem. Talkers talk and doers know how to do. Where are you everyday and do you have the mental power to withstand and test yourself repeatedly?

Eric explains to Mike how talent will take you very far until an injury transpires and you’ve never been mentally tested. How do you handle this? Do you cry in defeat or work harder then ever to regain your old form or strive to top it?

Expectations at any level are extremely high and Eric tells Mike what he’s after in 2016 and how he has set himself up to hit the big red bulls eye. Expectations aligned with good solid mental thought will drive you through injury, keep you connected to your sport which is so important and get you up and going with the strength of a lion and and the mental tenacity of a pitbull.

The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn.

Enjoy!

*This Podcast Was Posted January 20, 2016

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Susan Salazar-5 Questions For Competitive Powerlifter and Bodybuilder Susan Salazar-#263

 Susan Salazar-5 Questions For Competitive Powerlifter and Bodybuilder Susan Salazar-#263-Eric and Susan start off talking about her upcoming meets in both powerlifting and bodybuilding. We talk about how powerlifting has brought so many benefits to her physique and made her a much better bodybuilder. Eric asks Susan 5 questions that he constantly asks himself all the time. The first question I always ask is the why. Why did you start lifting? Susan’s answer was  she was very small and wanted to get strong both physically and mentally. We talk about her early days of figure competition and the move into bodybuilding  and beyond. We touch upon the need to be mentally strong and how this all comes from our dedication to lifting. The trials we must endure to become great and reach our goals is all born from maybe that last five pounds on the bar we lifted and succeed with. Susan uses that mental power to succeed outside of the gym. Susan talks about her diet for both sports and how she can keep them both pretty much the same without losing any strength at all. She talks about setting the deadlifting record for her weight class. She also got my favorite question to ask. Would you ever try strongman? Susan is a class act and she will always have a place on Motivation and Muscle. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain to Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Mike Gillette-Goals-#258

Mike Gillette-Goals-#258-Strength advocate Mike Gillette Joins Eric on The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show. We talk about one of our favorite subjects which is goals. We start the show off by having Mike define what a goal means to him.  It’s as simple as saying it’s something we want. The problem is when we make these goals very few of us every complete them. One example we talk about is the multi billion dollar weight loss industry and the gym industry. One of the big problems with setting a goal is we might want it but wanting and really accomplishing it are to different  things totally. The biggest problem we see with goals is everybody wants instant gratification. There buying all kinds of supplements with the guarantee of quick success and fulfilling their goals in a speedy fashion. This is why their balloon bursts when the promises turn into disappointment. Any worthy goal is going to take time, lots of hard work and a very tough mind to make your dreams come true. To make and keep your goals going your going to have to become a highly motivated individual. This is the only way you’ll ever hit the mark. Mike and I cover everything you’ll need to make your goals your reality. You’ll find out once you complete your first goal each one that follows will give you a birds eye view of who and what you’ll become. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Chad “American Strongman” Coy to the Broadcast

Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes American Strongman Chad Coy. Eric and Chad discuss his beginnings in the world of weight lifting. How watching the World Strongest Man as a young man changed his life forever. We take a walk through Chads career and how a dream both personally and professionally made him the champion he is today. Motivation and Muscle is the Podcast Show that connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Competitions-Crave competition, it's good for you: Column….

 

Crave competition, it’s good for you: Column

 

Losers don’t get the corner office or the beach house.

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Competition by its very nature is barbaric. You survive and advance by beating others.

As an ex-Wall Streeter, a passionate endurance racer — running 300 consecutive miles as one painful example — and a kid from Queens, I know firsthand the pain and glory of winning and losing. Competition is cruel and America needs a whole lot more of it.

Today, everyone gets a trophy. Wristbands have replaced stopwatches as the new performance measure. Everyone wins. The self esteem before score mantra has built a handholding fantasy culture that is leaving our children woefully unprepared for the ups and downs of life. As Bill Gates so poignantly has said: “Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not.”

Competition matters profoundly. Why? Life is a competition at every turn and many times the rules of engagement are not fair. Measuring performance matters. Without it we are a nation of underachievers. It is time our country and our kids to get back to winning and losing on the playing fields and failing and honor-rolling in the classroom. Our fun run approach to life is weaning future generations off of guts, fortitude, discipline, risk taking, confidence and other critically important ingredients for achievement. No wonder the United States ranks 25th and 17th out of 34 countries in math and science.

In 2004 I co-founded the Death Race. It’s just what you would expect. Participants sign a three-word waiver: I may die. While this race is not for everyone, there is something about the Death Race that has mass appeal — our primal desire to win, however you define that. This, too, is a founding principle of the Reebok Spartan Race. In just three years Spartan Race has grown 1500 to 650,000 participants in more than 60 races around the world. Like it or not, we are hard-wired for competition and all its toughness.

Spartan Race tracks winners, times and placements not only as a way for people to measure themselves against others, but ultimately to determine their personal best. A Spartan wants to know how they stack up against previous attempts so they can improve. Spartans crave something more and are taking the steps to find it. It is our duty to provide Spartans with clear measurements of personal success, or failure, to illustrate for them what they have accomplished.

Some say competition is toxic. They are not wrong. Life is toxic. Others will say it is lame to time race participants and track who wins and loses. They are definitely wrong. If you’re content with just showing up, then be prepared to have a long line in front of you in almost every aspect of your life.

I am the proud father of four children. Nothing confirms my belief in the lifelong value of raw competition more than parenting. Kids do much better on schedules and discipline. We have our kids up at 5:45 exercising and simultaneously learning languages during those workouts. Every night before dinner they are doing it again. They workout two hours a day, seven days a week. Some people think this is excessive and, if I haven’t already, I will soon be christened Tiger Dad.

What many people fail to realize is that like Spartans, like all of us, children instinctively want to win. Competition is ingrained in the human mind and spirit as part of natural selection. We crave it. The balance is how to take that instinctive desire to compete and fuel it while also teaching how to recover from failure. It’s impossible to do that when everyone gets a medal. Pushing the limits and testing yourself make that very possible. The sooner kids know that winning matters, the better. The winner gets into school. The winner gets the corner office. The winner gets the mate and that house on the water.

We need to teach that too. We need to let our kids fail more. Life is not a sporting event with perfect rules and regulations and without losers. The best and smartest don’t always win. Sometimes breaking the rules and not playing fairly are rewarded with victory. Will your kids be ready for that? Mine will.

Joseph De Sena is CEO of Reebok Spartan Race and managing director for ICAP, a brokerage agency. On Oct. 19, NBC Sports will televise an hour-long special on the recent Reebok Spartan Race World Championships, the first national broadcast for obstacle racing.

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FBC THOUGHT OF THE DAY!!!! FRUSTRATION MOUNTS!!!!

FBC THOUGHT OF THE DAY!!!! FRUSTRATION MOUNTS!!!!

GOALS, WORKOUTS, PLANNING TRAVEL FOR LIFTING EVENTS ARE JUST A FEW THINGS THAT CAN CREATE A LEVEL OF FRUSTRATION LIKE NO OTHER…. SOMETIMES DO TO CIRCUMSTANCES THESE GOALS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS CAN BE STALLED FOR  INDEFINATE PERIODS OF TIME….

THIS COULD BE DUE TO INJURY OR FINANCIAL CHANGES OR JUST THE DAY TO DAY BULLSHIT WE ENCOUNTER…. BEING DRIVEN TOWARDS SOMETHING AND THEN HAVING TO PULLBACK WITHOUT EXPLODING TAKES ALOT OF RESOLVE… WHEN YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING SO BADLY ITS VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS ARE GOING THE WAY THEY ARE GOING….

THIS IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO PULLBACK AND LOOK AT THE WHOLE SITUATION AT HAND…. FIRST OF ALL TRY TO TAKE ALL THE EMOTION OUT OF IT…. I KNOW ITS HARD BECAUSE YOUR SO PISSED OFF AND YOUR THINKING WHY SHOULD I WASTE ANYMORE TIME…. THIS IS WHEN THINGS ARE VERY UNCLEAR TO WHERE YOU STAND…. IF YOU’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR A GOOD LENGTH OF TIME YOU ARE WELL AWARE THAT THE ROAD TO GREATNESS IS FULL OF POTHOLES!!!!

ONCE YOU HAVE TAKEN THAT BIG GULP OF AIR AND LET IT OUT CLINCH YOUR FISTS AND LET OUT A BIG SCREAM…. LETS USE STONE LIFTING FOR AN EXAMPLE…. I’VE BEEN TO HUSAFELL ICELAND TWICE TO LIFT THE FAMED HUSAFELL STONE…. THE FIRST TIME I WENT I HAD TO DROP OUT DUE TO A BICEP TEAR…. THE SECOND TIME WE WENT LATE IN THE YEAR AND GOT CAUGHT IN A STORM WHICH WE WERE LUCKY TO GET OUT OF THERE WITH ARE BALLS STILL BETWEEN OUR LEGS…. MY POINT IS I’M STILL FEELING THIS FRUSTRATION…. I HAVE TO GET BACK TO ICELAND TO FINISH THIS GOAL….

I LOVE ICELAND AND AM CONTEMPLATING LIVING THERE PERMANENTLY IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS…. RIGHT NOW I’M TRAINING MANY ODD LIFTS AND UNIQUE PIECES OF STEEL TO DO JUST THAT…. MY DREAM IS TO GET BACK TO HUSAFELL AND CLEAN THAT ROCK AND JOG WITH IT 50 METERS…. THAT WOULD BE  NO SMALL FEAT OF STRENGTH…..

I AM VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE A LIFTER AND TO HAVE THE SUCCESS I’VE HAD…. FRUSTRATION MOUNTS BUT KNOWING THAT YOUR GOING TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE…. THINGS MIGHT BE ON HOLD TEMPORARY BUT NOT PERMANENTLY…. SO SET SOME NEW GOALS POINTING TOWARDS THE OLD GOALS AND SUCCESS WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW…. GUARANTEED!!!! NO EXCUSES!!!! ROCK SOLID!!!!

 

 

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