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The Mind Is Primary by Trevor Moawad - CrossFit Journal

The Mind Is Primary

By Trevor Moawad

In Coaching, Videos

July 31, 2010

Video Article

Many contend that the grey matter between your ears is the most important “muscle” in your body. A properly prepped mind can lead to victory, while a mind filled with negativity can destroy an athlete with self-doubt.

The IMG Performance Institute boasts alumni such as Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Freddy Adu (AS Monaco), Maria Sharapova, Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) and others, so you can be sure its employees know how to create elite athletes. Speaking in front of a group of top-level CrossFit athletes, Trevor Moawad (IMG’s director of performance) leads the group in a discussion about mindset and its relationship to athletic performance.

7min 40sec

Additional reading: Perception by Eva Twardokens, published March 1, 2007.

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5 Comments on “The Mind Is Primary”


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Love these IMG clips. Keep'em comin!


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Does anyone know who the magazine CEO was he referred to? That was a crazy story.


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CF Journal Staff,

These vids are EXCELLENT. They are addressing a whole different area than is normally addressed w/in CF. Please keep them coming, and please hire these guys for a cert.


wrote …

That video deserves more recognition. Good stuff guys!


wrote …

Very cool message, the mind is usually the limiting factor over the body in physical performance, and outside the gym controls behavior even more.

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