November 2008 Archives


Guest Blog: Hi, My name is David Grisaffi. I’m a strength and conditioning coach from Tacoma, Washington. Last week I took a trip to the East coast and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Tom Venuto while I was out there. Tom and I have been friends for many years and we’ve spent many hours on the phone talking training, sports and other stuff. Now we finally had a chance to meet in person… and I got to witness a workout like you cannot believe!

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It was 1983. Less than one year earlier, I had taken up weight training for the first time, inspired beyond belief after watching Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian on the big screen. When Arnold appeared on the cover of Muscle & Fitness, I started devouring every word in that magazine every month. But there was one monthly column in Muscle & Fitness that captivated me above all others. Oddly enough, it had nothing to do with biceps or barbells. It was a mind and motivation column written by hypnotherapist Pete Siegel. Who would have ever thought that 22 years later, I would become good friends with that same man whose articles inspired me to work on my mind as much as my body…

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Why do you sometimes feel in such control of the iron that the weight feels light even though the bar is loaded with more than you’ve ever lifted before? Why do you sometimes get a skin-stretching pump and FEEL every fiber in the muscle you’re working as if you have a pure mind to muscle connection? Why do you sometimes feel mega-motivated, as if you could bench press an apartment complex and take on the world? Why do you sometimes slip into a “cocoon of concentration” during your training, as if you had gone into a trance, allowing nothing to distract your from accomplishing the task at hand?

The answer is…

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Bodybuilding Secrets Podcast Episode #1: Turning Mind Power Into Extreme Muscle And Power! Amazing Podcast With Peter C. Siegel, R.H., the world’s #1 sports and peak performance hypnotherapist. Author of Think And Grow BIG and Steppin’ Up to Mega Muscle and Power

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