Mighty Cast 83: Are You Training too Hard?

Are You Training too Hard?

If you listen to The Mighty Cast, chances are, you just might be!

In this episode we discuss:

  • What hard training is
  • The pros and cons of getting emotional
  • THE virtue that’s necessary for success
  • How many times you should miss a lift
  • The problems with being a “hard trainer”

Lastly, we help point out and help you identify…


…that you’re training too hard.


Show Notes

Mindfulness (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

by: Ellen J. Langer

Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviors lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought-provoking book, her research has been “translated” for the lay reader. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless–as opposed to the mindful–develop mindsets of categories, associations, habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, she notes, stressing process over outcome, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives.

Langer discusses the negative impact of mindsets on business and social relations, showing special concern for the elderly, who often suffer from learned helplessness and lack of options. Encouraging the application of mindfulness to health, the author affirms that placebos and alternative, mind-based therapies can help patients and addicts move from unhealthy to healthy contexts.