You may have heard that the other week I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition
(or you may have not becuase I was shitting myself so I hardly told anyone haha)
Anyway I was in the ‘big boy’ division, 5 guys around 100kg with the plan to choke each other OR tear each other arms off <— That was my plan
Going into this is a scary thing
I was nervous but at the same time I new that by doing it I would grow as a man
I new that being uncomfortable and being exposed on where my weaknesses are I would be able to improve moving forwards…
I ended up winning 2 fights by attacking there shoulder joint and I lost 2 fight because they choked the hell out of me
I place 3rd for the day which I actually didn’t care about, what I did care about was how I got choked and how I didn’t even know one of them was coming
Since that day I have been clearer than ever on where I am at and what I need to work on and I even feel it has helped me feel at peace because I did what I was scared of…
Now, I am not suggesting for you to go and get in a fight but something I want you to consider for the day is the simple fact that if you try something new and fail, is it really a failure?
We will never grow in our comfort zone yet we sometimes fight to stay within it.
I know that when I venture out I may lose BUT there is so much more to learn from the experience…
Apply this across every aspect of your life and see what pops up that you NEED to start going after
You create your world, make it yours and if you fail…
JUST TRY AGAIN with your new outlook on the situation.
Anyway, that’s all I have for you today
Matt ‘Scaredy Cat’ Prince
P.S. If you need any help with your training or your goals please just message me on Facebook and let me know how I can help 🙂
P.P.S. My podcast is pumping and I actually shot an episode on competing for growth, you can check it out here for free
I have this weird love, sadness and obsession with the late artist Avicii
This started way back when I first heard his breakout songs ‘Levels’ and ‘Seek Bromance’ around 2010-11
Ever since I have always had at least 3 of his songs in my daily rotation, gym playlists and even in my top 5 favourite songs…
I remember last year when I read the news that Avicii was found dead at the age 28, it was just a few days after my 28th birthday and I even remember the café I was at in Port Arlington when I read it. Continue reading “Is It All Worth It? (Lessons From Avicii)”
Bands and chains have been made famous by Westside Barbell and with the strength results that they have achieved using them it triggered me to look deep into their methods and trial out using their systems on myself and some of the RF members
Due to the massive arguments and worldwide debates from strength coaches and the industry ‘authorities’ I had some doubts on if what Louie was teaching would be bullshit or not.
As with everything results ALWAYS beat theory.
I am lucky that I live chasing results rather than by trusting the experts who sit behind a laptop all day or in a commercial gym where they simply aren’t even allowed to play with chalk let alone chains and bands all over their bars. Continue reading “Accommodating Resistance – The RF Breakdown”
As the new year rolls around I have been reassessing my targets and what I want to achieve for 2019
This means getting clear on where I am going and what it will take in every area of my life
I have struggled with this problem for my whole life where I will hit an achievement, a target, a goal, a milestone or whatever you want to call it and once I have hit that thing I have felt nothing.
I have hit these ideals that I wanted so bad and once I am there it is like I have just been told I stood in dog shit
You may have been through this too
It has hit me multiple times and every time it has felt like one of ‘Iron Mike’s’ famous power punches.
I had put in all of the work to get my body, my business, my relationships, my mindset and my social life all in check by hitting all of my targets and living the results that I chose to create.
In the growth to this space there was a heap of roadblocks