| | | | PA Radio – Episode 186: Mark Divine

Author / Cali Hinzman

 episode186bClosing the Gap Between Unknown & Known

Some people just love the suck. It drives them to endure what most cannot. But the misery and pain that is often associated with BUDS is not merely limited to that of the body. Founder of SEAL Fit and retired Navy SEAL, Mark Divine [@SEALfit], explains that to be successful in some of life’s seemingly insurmountable challenges, mindset is crucial. As is true with athletics, in BUDS and much of SEAL training, physical preparedness is implied. Those that thrive are the ones with the best mental approach and an unshakeable ethos.

How do you cultivate your own? Mark suggests a few tactics. First, to truly serve in sport, combat, or business, you must work towards mastery of your discipline. Hear Mark discuss how then conquering fear can be achieved through closing the gap between the unknown and the known. Visualization and running through scenarios in your mind’s eye is a form preparation that mimics actual experience.

Like, right now, I’m visualizing you tuning into this discussion and sucking less already.



Learn more about the SEALfit program and the Unbeatable Mind podcast by heading to SEALfit.com. Or if you’re feeling uninspired while sitting at your cubicle completing TPS reports, follow SEALfit on instagram and you will immediately feel bad about yourself.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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