Mind strength is as important as muscular strength for high level athletes. At The University of Michigan, my head coach was Lloyd Carr and my position coach was Brady Hoke, but there was another coach, a guy behind the scenes, who was and is just as important: Greg Harden. Greg is a big reason behind Tom Brady’s success and, truth-be-told, the success of the vast majority of the University of Michigan athletic teams over the last few decades.

One of his major messages has to do with “self defeating attitudes and behaviors” in other words, many athletes have big dreams, but when it all comes down to it, the things they think and the actions they take often will not get them to where they want to go… I have seen this very same situation for many trainees. At any rate, here is a clip from when Greg was featured on 60 Minutes a few years back.

P.S. Check out more on Greg Harden at his website which can be found HERE.