Train to Win

by Martin Rooney |  Date Released : 03 Jun 2009

  • The 11 principles of being a champion at anything
  • The principles as a vehicle
  • Principles are unchanging
  • Integrity with yourself and others
  • Principles summarized
    • Understanding
    • Individualization
    • Solid foundation
    • Specialization
    • Periodization
    • Training economy
    • Continuity
    • Progressive overload
    • Variety
    • Nutrition
    • Recovery
  • The danger of applying practices without principles
  • Fear of mistakes and adversity
  • If you’re not making mistakes every day, you’re not doing the right thing
  • Learning from your mistakes
  • Paying your dues
  • Determining your philosophy
  • An overnight success 20 years in the making
  • Martin’s journey
  • Major errors in the fitness industry
  • Becoming conscious of your weakness and abilities
  • The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know
  • The Pareto Principle
  • 20 percent of what you do accounts for 80 percent of the results you produce
  • Mastering the fundamentals
  • Thinking you know it
  • An ego driven industry
  • Becoming your personal best
  • If you’re even listening to this, you’re not in fitness, you're into fitness
  • Connection
  • Patience
  • Mastery by George Leonard
  • Training for warriors
  • Train to win
  • Discovering your gifts
  • Giving your gifts away

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Martin Rooney

About the author: Martin Rooney

Martin Rooney is a Performance Enhancement Specialist with a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University. <br><br>

Martin is a licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey and is certified as a NSCA-CSC and NASM-CPT. He has also been certified in Active Release Technique for the upper extremity and certified in the lower extremity by the Institute of Flexibility Sciences. <br><br>

Martin has lectured for Perform Better, the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the University of Alabama, the ACSM and NSCA. He has been commissioned by Nike to run speed testing camps at a number of major universities. Martin has been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, the NFL Network and in the Sporting News. He has written two training texts called Train to Win and Training for Warriors and also co-authored two other books on the 40 yard dash and the vertical jump. Martin has produced a 10-part DVD series on the Parisi Training Method. He has also travelled internationally to conduct seminars and help prepare world class fighters for competitions such as Pride, the UFC and the Abu Dhabi World Submission Grappling Championships. <br><br>

In addition to training many world champion martial artists, Martin has also been a speed and conditioning consultant to the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona State University and Oregon State University as well as other athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and WNBA. He has trained numerous Olympians including one gold and four silver medalists. Currently, Martin is the director of the Parisi Speed School. <br><br>

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