antonioferrarobruno

Antonio Ferraro Bruno

Former fighter, soldier and other shit. Now just tired and old. Occasionally I teach the skills of strength and survival.

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A while ago, I wrote a series of articles about motivation. My goal was to offer an evidence-based introduction to the concepts involved in motivation. The terms that expressed these concepts have been misinterpreted, misused, and abused. They have been presented with a judgmental, moralistic, and emotional tone in the fitness industry and in pop-psychology publishing outlets. This is harmful. I decided to finish the series with what I consider to be the remaining badly misused concepts. The previous one was discipline, and now, the worst of all: mental toughness. #squats #benchpress #deadlifts #coaching #lifting #mentaltoughness #sportpsychology #sportscience #powerlifting #fitness #motivation #weightlifting #mma #ufc #crossfit
Perseverance, focused personality, long term goals: how do all these things come together? How much of it is Nature and how much Nurture? Throw away your moral judgement and, while at it, all judgement. Embrace science. #perserverance #focus #discipline #grit #elitefts #underthebar #sports #athletics #training #competition #strength #strongwomen
The takeaway here is that all you need to become active is to take the first step—in any direction with any exercise—and make it a habit. From there, it is much easier to explore other alternatives and types of exercise. Being active becomes a habit. Remember the cross-talk I mentioned before? Your body and your brain have cross-talked into maintaining this newly acquired habit. Everything in your body and mind will combine to keep you that way, including feelings of pleasure. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? #powerlifting #weightlifting #crossfit #health #fitness #exerciseasmedicine #strongwomen
This article is about INTIMIDATORY BEHAVIOR in training environments (gyms, health clubs, etc). Unfortunately, a small but loud number of gym members who consider themselves "serious lifters", "lions", "beasts", promotes the false conception according to which the less skilled or strong should be "toughened up" through violence (overt or not). Some even articulate a completely inaccurate version of meritocracy to justify that ("we won't stand for pussyfication"). I could analyse these "alpha males", but the objective here is constructive: it is important to understand that inclusiveness in physical activity is a social goal established by all governmental and inter-governmental organisms, such as the World Health Organization. And intimidation must be quenched. #powerlifting #weightlifting #crossfit #gym #healthclub #intimidation https://www.elitefts.com/education/intimidation-and-the-fitness-industry/#.W1yUpv78BgI.facebook
Old man fighting gravity, male pattern balding, arthritis and general grumpiness. Losing most of those battles, but squat is coming along. #squat #weightlifting #powerlifting #infinitestrengthsystems #brewhousebarbell #oldmanstrong #strengthandconditioning
In this article, I invite you to consider simple choices concerning space arrangement, staff training, and member customer service through the following items: Who does your gym serve? How is space socially segmented? How does the gym environment foster member goals and projects? How can you make a difference? Here you will be introduced to some tools from the social sciences that have been shown to be useful to answer these questions. Link: https://www.elitefts.com/education/new-gym-in-the-neighborhood/ Or click on @elitefts : the site is in the account bio #powerlifting #benchpress #squats #deadlift #lifting #strength #gym #gymlife #fitness #social @strongwomen #weightlifting #crossfit
Supermen: Cross-Athleticism, Who These Guys Are, and How They Ended Up There: https://www.elitefts.com/education/supermen-cross-athleticism-who-these-guys-are-and-how-they-ended-up-there/ #elitefts #underthebar #weightlifting #crosstraining #squat #benchpress #deadlift #arm -wrestling #strength #strongwomen #athlete #power #coach
All these gyms are located in an area known as "Sub-Saharan Africa.” The countries I have some information on are Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya. With the exception of South Africa, Sub-Saharan African countries share many of the same adversities, including obstacles to set up a weightlifting gym. As in many areas of life, they improvise and get the job done. We are one humanity, and here, we are the tiny part of humanity that shares the love for lifting. I hope you feel inclined to learn more about these gyms and maybe you will find other gyms in Sub-Saharan Africa that I’m not aware of. Maybe you make friends with them. And maybe we can all learn from each other. #powerlifting #Africa #lifting #squat #deadlift #benchpress #snatch #cleanandjerk #determination #gettingthejobdone #strongwomen #weightlifting
Love thy Olympic bar I have to confess something: I thought I knew about bars. I didn't. I learned so much by researching for this article that I assume I became much more of a pain in the ass concerning them. This is an educational piece and I tried to insert the largest number of videos and entertaining material as I could. So many people helped me - it goes way beyond the acknowledgements. I hope you enjoy reading this a fraction of as much as I enjoyed creating this piece! https://www.elitefts.com/education/the-barbell-what-it-is-and-how-to-take-good-care-of-yours/ #powerlifting #weightlifting #crossfit #strongwomen #squats #benchpress #deadlift #snatch #cleanandjerk #ivanko #eleiko #yorkbarbell
These are intense and confusing times in the debate and intervention on sexual violence, both as public safety and public health issues. Never, as now, have we been exposed to so many domains where sexual interactions are a means of inflicting pain, intimidation, and exerting power. Never, as now, have we faced so much controversy on what consists the basic concepts that we require in order to promote a productive debate. More: https://www.elitefts.com/education/coaching-education/sexual-violence-and-the-coach-athlete-relationship/ #squats #benchpress #deadlift #powerlifting #strongwomen #metoo
LIVE - LEARN - PASS ON This is more or less a year, decade or couple of decades recap, end of the year and stages of life thoughts, goals and an analysis about the concept of "giving back". I chose to "live, learn and pass on", which implies a more selective (and critical) retention of experience and adding to it to build your legacy. https://www.elitefts.com/education/2018-we-change-goals-change-but-the-mystery-of-strength-remains/ #powerlifting #strength #strongwomen #goals #squats #benchpress #deadlift
Enjoy. There's a link to the Elitefts weightroom galery that is priceless: many, many more examples of customized racks at many institutional training facilities. I had a lot of fun writing this article. The cover picture is Joey Smith, there are awesome pictures from Clint Darden, as always, special thanks to David Tate for answering my insistent questions and to Murph Tps. https://www.elitefts.com/education/the-squat-rack-the-heart-of-the-weight-room/ @elitefts #squats #squatrack #powerrack #powerlifting #benchpress #deadlift #strength #strongwomen
This is the third chapter: https://www.elitefts.com/education/from-the-judges-chair-the-deadlift/ @elitefts #strength #squats #benchpress #deadlift #judge #strong #oklahomastrong #okc #strongwomen #strengthandconditioning #muaythai #mma #ufc
This is the second chapter. Just login to @elitefts and it's there, plus a lot of other good stuff. The last one, on the deadlift, will come out soon. #powerlifting #squats #deadlift #coaching #benchpress #writer #onlinecoaching #programming #strongwomen #glutes #stronglegs #strength
@Regrann from @marilia_coutinho - I've been forgetting to share, but this is the most pleasurable part of my professional life. Enjoy! @elitefts #strength #squats #benchpress #deadlift #judge @uspapower - #regrann
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