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TEAM MATRIX - Wake Up and Be Part of a Real Beachbody Experience
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2/8/11 1:29 AM
Welcome to Team Matrix - A Real BB Experience.

My name is Joalid,and I'm sort of a hardgainer. I became a coach so I could help others like me, I know how frustrating can be to give it your all and not see the expected results. Well, there are ways around those problems. We can find the solutions together. I'm also a spiritual coach, a true believer and follower of Jesus, so if you need help with your relantioship with the Lord I can give you keys to improve. A healthy spirit and mind are crucial to real physical fitness.

I first heard of P90X in 2007. The age I chose to get into shape was 30. I always said at 30 fitness would be one of my top priorities. It is. Right now I'm doing a 3rd Round of it. My results aren't that great, and believe me, I've done it all, always by the book. It's really frustrating sometimes, but I do feel a lot healthy, both inside and outside. I'll never quit on my goals, I'm stronger, leaner, may not look like much, but hey, as long as I can make one more pull-up a week, I'm happy.

Just like I have my struggles in fitness, I know you do too. I'm here to motivate you, to give you the push, to help you wake up and be part of a real BB experience. If you've been around for long, just signing in, entering WOWY by your own, not knowing that there are so many people just like you, waiting to be motivated, to conquer, to see results, well that stops now. Get in, suit up, and get ready to be part of TEAM MATRIX, a real BB experience. God bless.
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 1:21 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Hey Smallville, I'll post as your official first followeremoticon.
You were the reason I started joining the other team and have been a great help in keeping me motivated for the New Year. I look forward to sharing my successes and any falls I may have along the way.

Eve
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 1:35 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Hello Eve. emoticon

So glad you could join, stop by and say hello. ;)
I'm with you on that comment, I'll also share my success and bumps with the team. NIKO my friends, NIKO is a greek word that means "never stop until you reach the goal". So NIKO to all of you my friends, let's go.

God bless,

Smallville

P.S. Although not really necessary to be part of the thread, you can subscribe to it by clicking on the link at the upper right corner. Can't miss it, it says "Subscribe". ;)
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 2:12 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Congrats on the new thread! Reaching your goal is possible for everyone and you've gathered a great group of people who can ensure that people get to where they want. I'll be posting over here now, Keep up the good work!
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 2:26 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Hi everyone!

Smallville, thanks for the invite. I love the concept of the team - NIKO. I'll post that on my visual board.
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 2:34 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Small,

Congrats on starting the team. I will try to drop in and offer my encouragment as well!


Stan
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goals six pack abs pull-ups
12/29/10 2:56 PM as a reply to dragonboater.
Excellent Guys, dragon, eve, charmaine, noah, Team Matrix, thanks for all the support and yes NIKO will be like the "motto" of the team, we are here until we finish, and we finish just to start all over on a new goal. Perseverance my friends, that's what it's all about.

I would like you all to start posting your resolutions or goals for 2011. We at the Team Beachbody family and community are spreading that message and request, write down and share those fitness goals with your team.

My goals are, just like my coaches's, to get a darn well defined six pack by summer, and keep improving on my pull-up numbers. I got a weighted vest for christmas and you can bet I'm using it. I'll do what it takes to make 2011 the best BB experience yet.

God bless,
Smallville
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 3:56 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Congrats on the thread!! Keep up the hard work!

Char emoticon
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 4:00 PM as a reply to Smallville.
What's up Alvin!

Glad to be apart of your team and glad you're my coach, man. You've really motivated me well and being apart of this time, I feel as though I'll get through it all pretty easily. Of course that's the only easy part. emoticon

Justin
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 4:52 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Waht it is Smalls, Dude you got the hook up man. You should be able to lead these ladies and gents to the promise land brotha with you knowledge and motivation. Yall can't get no better than Smalville He know's hit S&*( ! Fo sho !

Doc
Semper Fi !
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 5:15 PM as a reply to Smallville.
congrats small on starting out on your own :-)

I enjoy reading your posts and will definately keep an eye on your thread too!

angie
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 6:47 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Smallville:
Excellent Guys, dragon, eve, charmaine, noah, Team Matrix, thanks for all the support and yes NIKO will be like the "motto" of the team, we are here until we finish, and we finish just to start all over on a new goal. Perseverance my friends, that's what it's all about.

I would like you all to start posting your resolutions or goals for 2011. We at the Team Beachbody family and community are spreading that message and request, write down and share those fitness goals with your team.

My goals are, just like my coaches's, to get a darn well defined six pack by summer, and keep improving on my pull-up numbers. I got a weighted vest for christmas and you can bet I'm using it. I'll do what it takes to make 2011 the best BB experience yet.

God bless,
Smallville



My goals - eat a sensible diet, cut back/eliminate sweets and foods with empty calories. Just nutritions wholesome food. Make fitness a priority. Work out first thing in the morning as early as 5am if I can. Get that hot six pack abs I had back in H.S. and look smokin' in a bikini this summer. Overall Just make myself a priority, because I deserve it!
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 7:56 PM as a reply to Smallville.
Smallville,
Sweet man. Starting this thread will be a good thing for you and Team Matrix. You are grounded, positive, and are motivated for success. I have always enjoyed your posts and perspective. Best of luck to you in the New Year.


Thommy
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 8:27 PM as a reply to Smallville.
TEAM MATRIX!!!!! sweet! thank you for always sharing your positivity and light in the BB world. =) big ups on the new thread!!

chandra
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/29/10 8:28 PM as a reply to 732Tempest.
oh yeah! and my goal for 2011 - supplement, push play, and be smoking hot! lol!!!=)
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/30/10 3:16 AM as a reply to Smallville.
Eve and Tempest: Smokin hot huh? That's excellent! emoticon Me three!! LOL. We'll get there together. I'm also with Eve on the sweets deal, gotta focus and give my 100% on the diest area if we want those abs fast. There is no easy way, no pill, no countour belt, just hard work and discipline.

Work out first thing in the morning as early as 5am if I can


Eve: : Let me tell you that it's the best time to work ut, even the boring yoga feels great at that hour, so if you really start doing it let me know, we can workout at the same time. Motivate, motivate, motivate.

Navydc, determined, Thommy: So glad you guys could visit, seeing you here is like a high school reunion for me. I appreciate the visit and the comments on, well, my comments, Thanks a lot. God bless.

Demisex: My friend you already talk like an expert, I know you've learning a lot and I know that not far, far away from now, you'll be coaching and havinf your own thread, you like this one. ;)

bodyinprogress: I see the amount of posts you have and by that I say you're pretty busy and active, s I thank you for stopping by and showing support. God bless. Keep posting those goals ok.

Check this article on strong will. Hope you like it.



7 Steps to a Stronger Will

LEARN HOW TO ATTAIN EXTREME FOCUS AND BURST THROUGH PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL PLATEAUS.

You have a workout for your physique.
Now what about your head?

Here’s what you need: FEAR

Let pop culture get its hands on a significant word, and it will soon steal its soul. It has done just that with “focus,” turning it into a cliché and reducing its meaning to pabulum.

Example: Everyone these days seems to “focus.” Athletes are “focused” if they catch a ball, make a basket or keep time while crewing. Musicians are “focused” if they hit all the notes. Poker players are “focused” if they win the pot. Even commercial designs are “focused” if customers can discern their purpose. Hell, you and I are probably “focused” when we shop, drive a car or pick the beer nuts out of the pretzel dish at the bar.

All of these, however, are nothing more than competence: the performance of a task as it should be performed. For Muscle & Body readers, on the other hand, focus resides in a more sublime dimension. It’s a propellant force of will with the capacity to transcend known physical constraints and explore an empyrean of expertise only the gods enjoy.

The bad news is that this type of focus is so rare and precious that only the greatest of champions have captured it.

The good news is that focus is not a blessing from on high but a potential in us all that can be trained and developed the same as any physical skill—if, that is, you have the guts and determination it requires.

As if Your Life Depends on it...

A life-or-death situation has a curious way of making you focus. “Death is the true inspiring genius...without death, man would scarcely philosophize,” said Schopenhauer. As usual, he was on to something: The more serious you can make the situation, the more intense your focus will be.

In quest of focus, then, golfers and billiard players are at a clear disadvantage to cliff divers and world’s-strongest-man competitors. The former concentrate intensely to control their motor responses to a high degree of precision, but even if they lose, they live to see another day.

The latter, on the other hand, have to force their concentration to a more extreme level than they ever deemed possible, beyond their previous limit, even if it means tempting mortality. But their reward, if they live to see it, is the adrenaline explosion and breathtaking euphoria that comes only from cheating death, and from experiencing the singular focus that made it possible.

That person alone can understand what Ernest Hemingway meant when he said that bullfighting, mountain climbing and auto racing are the only true sports; the rest are merely games. But don’t disparage your manhood if you’re not pursuing a death-defying sport. Even if it’s a polite and puerile Hemingway game (basketball, baseball, football, track, etc.), your pride should propel you beyond all previous limits (yours and your competitor’s) every time you train or practice. Knowing you’re the best, no matter what you do, can nonetheless leave you scalded with adrenaline and afloat with euphoria.

Harnessing Focus

Fear stokes the focus to survive, but keep in mind that it is potentially more powerful than muscles and bones, and, unfettered, it can sunder them with ease — or go wildly awry, missing your objective altogether. The challenge, then, is to harness your focus without restraining it, so it can efficiently reach those rewards. The following steps should help.

Seven Steps to Super-focus

1 Dispatch distractions: The will cannot function with full power unless it is free, so you first need to clear your mind of extraneous thoughts and allow your concentration to be focused on every detail of your performance. Practicing autosuggestion can help: Spend whatever time it takes for your mind to become one with only those specific limbs of your body involved. Only when you are totally incognizant of the external world are you in a state of optimum focus. If there’s music, you don’t hear it. If people are present, they don’t exist. Neither do smells, space, time, tastes or tactile sensations. You’re aware only of the power that’s building in your limbs and body, coordinating itself in preparation for the heroic movement that will soon be released.

2 Prepare the night before: Before you go to bed the previous night, lie back in your recliner, close your eyes, and start building a head of steam for the next day’s event (e.g., workout, practice, big game) by running through, in your mind, the exact body movements you will be using. Feel from head to toe when, how and how much each muscle will have to react and flex. Then, think of how much focus-power you will need for those total-body movements. Mentally perform your entire workout or game. Rerun this mental video; then rerun it some more, imagining it to be your greatest, and perfect, superhuman performance. Fall asleep to those reruns.

3 Stay in the zone come morning: Roll out of bed in the morning with those reruns still playing. By now, your confidence in your superstar performance should be at its peak. Blot out breakfast, blot out your drive to the gym, blot out your teammates or training partners, and revel in anticipation of the records you’ll set. Your reruns are still playing, albeit more vividly, and your intensity is more ferocious than ever. Power is at its peak in every muscle, twitching impatiently, waiting to explode with unprecedented precision and force. You can’t wait. You look at the floor and continue walking, led by habit alone to your battleground. Nothing to this point has entered your senses except nervous anticipation, and a confidence that borders on indomitability. You’re beginning to frighten yourself, deliciously.

4 Warm up: But first, you need to warm up, not so much to loosen or relax your muscles, but just the opposite: to heighten their sensitivity and reinforce your body’s eukinetics. You’ve been tense to this point, but that was psychologically generated. It’s time to orient those muscle flexions to practical function. Go through some of the movements you’ll be doing in a slower, skillfully controlled manner, to remind your focus how they will be executed, so that when they are then placed under peak demand, you can explode with more concerted focus, precision and coordination.

5 Switch your focus: Now, shift your mind out of your body to the external goal of your performance. Your focus has already spring-loaded your body in a hair-trigger position, anticipating with more alacrity and moving more explosively. If you’re lifting weights, focus on the barbell as an extension of your body, a limb in itself, so that the barbell dictates the systemic strength your body must exert. This flies in the face of the prevailing bodybuilding theory of mind-muscle connection — where your focus remains inside the subject (you), oblivious to the external object (the barbell) — but it sublimates your focus to a realistic, functional world, and enables mighty lifts beyond your wildest dreams.

6 Cumulative maximum effort: Maximum effort forces maximum focus, which is reinforced and increased with each maximum-effort repetition. Every time you gain another improvement from one of these maximum repetitions, your mind registers the increased focus that was required and ratchets itself upward accordingly, setting the stage for an even better repetition next time. In other words, your mind raises the bar for itself. Likewise, your body improves its skill in muscle coordination and stabilization, making successively more difficult repetitions more natural. You are, in the purest sense, training your focus. The moral: With every repetition, apply more effort than the time before, and you’ll be amazed at the rapid improvement of your focus. Physical effort and mental focus feed each other.

7 Beware of burnout: Maximum focus is as physically exhausting as your hardest workout, but it’s even more of a drain psychologically. So, when you’ve finished your workout, walk away and erase the experience from your mind. You will probably resist this — you’ll have such an adrenaline high from your accomplishments that you’ll want to keep going — but take a break while you’re ahead, or you could suffer burnout. Distance yourself from anything that could remind you of your workout. Take in a movie, have a beer with your buddies. And don’t think about “focus” until the day before your next workout. Then, let ’er rip.
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/30/10 1:21 AM as a reply to Smallville.
Congratulations to you on your new thread. Good Luck!!!
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12/30/10 1:34 AM as a reply to kkearns.
kkearns: Thanks a lot, we are from the same class and I believe from the same teacher also. Nice of you to stop by, you are welcome to post any time you want. Keep bringing it!

Small
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/30/10 3:49 AM as a reply to dragonboater.
Bring It!!!
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RE: TEAM MATRIX - Wake up and be part of a real BB experience
12/30/10 3:56 AM as a reply to Smallville.
This uploaded picture shows where the subscription button it's supposed to be. Depending or your browser it might not be visible. I remember Furor having this issue also, but just keep posting, sometimes the link appears out of nowhere. I must warn you, subscribing to the thread means you get email notifications EVERY TIME someone posts, so if the thread becomes really active, it might kind of "spam" you email, so let's see how it goes. For me, I love to read every single post so I don't mind, but just so you know ok.

God bless you Team,

Smallville
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