Martin Rooney is the founder of Training For Warriors.  An internationally recognized trainer, speaker, author and pioneer of strength and conditioning, Martin holds 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.

Martin was a four-time All Conference, and four-time MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman and a member of the United States Bobsled team. Since the foundation of the TFW system, Martin has traveled around the world to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world class athletes and coaches. Martin has been the martial arts consultant to the NY Giants and the NY Jets and a coach on the IFL World Team Champion New York Pitbulls. Martin is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida and a black belt in Kodokan Judo under Olympian Teimoc Johnston-Ono. 

He has written eight books called “The Book of 5 Things,” “Rooney’s Rules”, “Train to Win”, “Success Patterns”, “The Team Renzo Gracie Workout”, “Training for Warriors”, “Warrior Cardio” and “Ultimate Warrior Workouts." 


2:00- What is Mental Toughness? 

3:30- How do we train the mental toughness muscle? If people just did this one step!

5:30- How a coach builds another's mental toughness!

7:00- The precise steps a coach needs to take to build someone's mental toughness.

8:52- How the Salad Bar line builds mental toughness.

12:15- Mental Toughness is "doing what we don't want to do." Into the Roar!

15:45- The Hinge Moment of Coach Rooney happened as a 7th grader! 

21:16- One impact story of Alisha, a Training for Warrior, who is still fighting cancer! 

23:00- The one thing that STOPS Mental Toughness! Alisha has become a model for others! 

28:00- How coach Rooney flips the script on the host!

Into The Roar Podcast


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Dr. Rob Bell



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