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Mario Roberto  Rochester, MN. Retired physician and pro fighter. One pitbull and a wandering athlete. Living life one challenge and adventure at a time. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡§πŸ‡·πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

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Chilling and enjoying this beautiful weather on my deck with Milo the #pit.
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#Dogs are truly men's #bestfriends. They are forever loyal and always #happy to see you.
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#Pitbulls often get a bad reputation, when in reality violent, cruel owners are the ones to blame. They are great dogs - very affectionate and with an amazing drive.
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#adoptdontshop #dontbullymybreed #adopt #apt #dogsarefamily #pitbull #pets #dog #bluenose #BJJ #MMA #bjjlifestyle #instagood #instapet #instapit #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulls #spring #fitfam #fitness #instafit #instafitness

True story... what can I say, I am not very fashion oriented. #understatementoftheyear 90% of the #clothes I own are black. The other 10% are... off-black? πŸ˜‚ Hell, I won't even wear a #white #gi. lol.
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#colorblind #fashion #understatement #nofashionsense #keepitsimple #idontknow #idontcare #zerofoxtrot #artofmanliness #instafashion

Negative whiners. Disloyal people. Abrasive personalities. Dishonest folks. Unmotivated complainers. Fair weather friends. They all have to go. NOW.
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It is said that you are the average of the five people you associate with the most. If such is the case, you should be extremely careful with who you choose to surround yourself with.
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Keep your circle of trust small, and only allow quality people within. Do not try to force relationships with people that do not treat you right. If you sense something wrong, do not pursue. Withdraw and circle the wagons.
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If you know your value and what you bring to the table, you should never be afraid of eating alone. Live clean, do right by others and the right people will show up and stick around.
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#thoughts #success #mindset #philosophy #business #friendship #love #relationship #relationships #advice #instaquotes #instaquote #quote #quotes #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #Sunday #funday

Here is a progress picture, as we close another training camp for @chadcurrymma.
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I lowered by #bodyweight significantly for this camp in order to perform better as a #sparring partner, and I am sitting at 181lbs in this picture. .
I have been extremely strict about my #diet for the past two months (zero processed sugar and very low carbs). I have found that a ketogenic approach works best for me when leaning out.
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I also have never put in as much time in the #gym as I do now - not even when I was fighting professionally. Physical activity is my therapy.
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My idea of an exercise #regimen is considered overtraining by any sane person. I #lift often, I lift explosively and I lift heavy. I also spend hours doing #cardio, and stretch to maintain my flexibility. I have to; I'm no longer a kid at 39.
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I'm sitting at 9% body fat in this picture. I've been as low as 8% in the past few months, but I have to say I start to feel a slight decay in power when that lean (probably because of the lack of carbs). I obviously train for athletic #performance, and not looks.
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As you often point out, there are no crazy muscles bulging or veins popping. I find it interesting how you see some people at rest with some out of control pump and vascularity at the same bf%. Either they are solely focusing on aesthetics (all show and no go), or maybe they have access to some magic supplements πŸ˜‚
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If I can get to AND maintain the best shape of my life at this age, anybody can. Stop with the excuses and #getafterit!!!
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A big thanks to my students, especially @kelbyhalling_fit for setting up the bar and keeping me on track and motivated! It is also easy not to miss a workout when all of my friends are trying to choke me out on a daily basis. Bring it on you bastards lol πŸ˜πŸ‘
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#gym #workout #strongman #fitness #weightlifting #deadlift #gymlife #embracethegrind #fit #gains #fitspo #fitfam #instafit #strengthtraining #gymmemes #bodybuilding #grind #workout #exercise #lifting #fitnessmotivation #believe #instafitness #instafit

Here is my first cheat meal of the month: The Drunken Count. Battered and pan fried wheat bread layered with ham, turkey, brie, cheddar and apple finished with a red wine reduction.
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How good? Amazing. Worth the drive to Wisconsin, especially for the amazing reduction. Then I went home and hibernated for a couple of hours. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜΄πŸ’ͺ
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#diet #dieting #cheat #cheatday #carbs #carb #carbheaven #carbloading #carbcycling #keto #ketogenic #sandwich #food #foodporn #instafood #instafoodie #instagood #amazing #bread #cheese #wine #apple

"A cat lies awake when it sleeps,
was she conscious of her own miseries? Will the agony of her pain win her to enlightenment and set her conscience free? Do you really wanna know what's happenin'? Do you really wanna know what's goin' on? Hey girl, you better please take a look around, explore your heart and find out for yourself."
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#Rancid is definitely my #favorite #punkrock #band, and #andoutcomethewolves is an amazing album. I remember purchasing it in #RiodeJaneiro, #Brazil... I was skipping a #medschool class (oops) and found a copy in a little hidden gem of a record store in #Ilhadogovernador. I played it in my car while heading home and I've been hooked ever since. It's #fun to play these songs after all these years.
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#punk #rock #afternoon 🎢 #Minnesota #summer #music #electric #guitar #electricguitar #cover #youdontcarenothin #TimArmstrong #LarsFrederiksen #operationivy #Ibanez #Fender #bassbreaker #instacover #instamusic #instagood

I was listening to another excellent #podcast by @jockowillink when the topic of excuses came up.
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I am a strong believer in applying #discipline to my daily life. From small tasks such as making the bed in the morning to washing the dishes right after eating, it is a fundamental part of my routine.
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It is so easy to say "I'll just do it later". Careful! Discipline is not about the nature of certain tasks, but your attitude when facing them in life.
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Allow yourself the comfort of a lie and you will slack. Weakness will creep in. Like a virus, it will spread and kill your drive to succeed. More importantly, if you are willing to give yourself excuses when confronted with simple tasks, what will happen when you face true adversity?
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Allow me to answer that: you will quit. You will find the perfect excuse, and you will repeat it to yourself over and over again until you come to believe it. You will fail, choosing comfort over discipline like a spoiled brat.
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Mental toughness and testicular fortitude are not innate abilities - they are habits. Unfortunately, so are excuse-making, rule-bending and self-pity.
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Push yourself in every activity. Attack every task as if it was your last. Be relentless in the pursuit of your limits. Spurn an average performance. Refuse an average existence.
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Do this, and when the going gets tough you will always reach the same familiar fork in the road. Two choices will present themselves: to be disciplined and do the right thing, or to take the easy way out and make an excuse. We all have been there.
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Be extremely careful with your choice, because it is at these exact moments that your character is being built.
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Make the right choice a habit. Rise to the occasion. Do not let pain, discomfort or fear get a vote. Stop creating excuses and lying to yourself. You are better than that!
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#noexcuses #leadership #success #selfimprovement #instaquote #instaquotes #instagood #motivation #quote #quotes #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #instagood #motivationalquotes #thoughts #Friday #grind #tgif #confidence #believe

"Tell me something that's sure to break my heart, 'cause everything's my fault. And I know I deserve to be alone, 'cause everything's my fault..."
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I was definitely in the mood to play some #oldschool #punkrock #tonight. Dang, I am really rusty when it comes to fast downpicking!!!Apparently I also make interesting faces when #improvising a #solo. πŸ˜±πŸ™ˆπŸ˜’
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#ilookpossessed #wakeuptheneighbors #FenixTX #allmyfault #punk #rock #cover #blink182 #badreligion #rancid #electric #guitar #electricguitar #Ibanez #Fender #amp #tubeamp #great #lyrics #music #instagood #instamusic

#tbt "It's hard to wake up, when the shades have been pulled shut. This house is haunted; it's so pathetic, it makes no sense at all. I'm ripe with things to say, the words rot and fall away... If this stupid poem could fix this home, I'd read it everyday."
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#great #lyrics #music #electric #guitar #cover #Blink182 #blink #staytogetherforthekids
#takeoffyourpantsandjacket #punkrock #punk #rock #Ibanez #electricguitar #marshall #marshallamps #distortion #instamusic #instagood #instacover #throwback #throwbackthursday #tbt❀️

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