Category Archives: Psychology

NSI 189 Review (Suprising ‘Side Effect’)


NSI 189 is a nootropic drug that is still in the clinical-experimental stages of research. It has been shown in studies to alleviate major depressive symptoms and to increase the size of the hippocampus (the ’emotional’ part of the brain) … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Increase Positive Energy


Not directly MMA related, but an optimistic mindset and enthusiasm will definitely help with the grind of training and pre-fight nerves. Positive Self Talk Have a mantra such as “Cool, calm & collected” Here‘s a list of other possible mantras … Continue reading

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Cardio Hacks for MMA


Wim Hof Check out the Wim Hof Breathing Technique, this will increase the strength and power of your lungs, providing a better ‘base’ for your MMA specific cardio.   Baking Soda Baking soda buffers lactic acid, allowing you to grapple … Continue reading

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How to Grow New Brain Cells (6 Potent Hacks) ğŸ¤“


MMA is a new sport, established in the 90s (although Vale Tudo & NHB fighting has been around a lot longer). It’s still a bit of an unknown, in terms of the long term health implications. With ex-fighters in their … Continue reading

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January 2018 Goals


  Outcome Goal – Increase wellbeing with Earthing Process Goal – Make sure I walk/sit barefoot in the garden everyday, even if it’s just for 1 minute or train barefoot on the beach near work More on grounding/earthing here.   … Continue reading

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How I overcame Depression & Suicidal Thoughts


I’ve had some discussions with mates, usually when they’ve had a few beers, about mental health and related issues. I’ve explained my issues since childhood and how I’ve managed to overcome them; but I could never coherently explain how I … Continue reading

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Psilocybin Mushrooms & Meditation


Meditation, is a way to control the ‘chimp brain’. The annoying little fucker that gives narrative to your life and judges everything and creates ‘ANTs’ – Automatic Negative Thoughts. Meditation enables you to dissociate from thoughts and emotions and just … Continue reading

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Jocko Willinks – Extreme Ownership


This is a pretty cool video and book about taking ownership when things go wrong. This relates to the psychological state of ‘learned helplessness’ which is defined as: “a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising … Continue reading

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Earthing / Grounding for Health & Recovery


  Interesting scientific paper on this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/   The research done to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation along with sunshine, clean air and water, nutritious … Continue reading

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Psilocybin for Depression & Anxiety


Psychedelics & Mental Health Psilocybin is found in ‘magic mushrooms’ Disclaimer – eating the wrong mushrooms can kill you! Research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine demonstrated that people showed a long term positive increase in mood after a controlled … Continue reading

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