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Former NFL quarterback preaches "extreme focus"

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new fitness center in Rancho Bernardo trains athletes from all sports, but its specialty is "extreme focus," taking the athlete to the next level by working on the mental aspects of their given game.

Roger Anthony can do things with a punching bag few others can. He uses his head in more ways than one. He is a coach who preaches extreme focus.

"To teach them the art of getting it from the physical realm to the spiritual realm, which is from the conscious to the subconscious," explains Anthony.

His philosophies are a focal point of the experience at Velocity Performance Center in Rancho Bernardo.

"You can achieve anything, if you learn to control the outer environment by learning to work your brain like you do your muscles," said Dave Austin a Mental Performance Coach.

Part of the team at Velocity, is former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia.

"I don't think people give credit to how large the mental side of the game is," Garcia said.

Garcia coaches athletes of all ages and of all sports. The mental coaching is designed to last beyond an athlete's playing career.

"We're gonna run into adversity in life. How do we respond? Do we cower and run away form it? Or do we meet it head on and accept the challenge," continued Garcia. "We find ways to overcome it. I think that's what we are coaching, right here in this facility."

"There is no limit to human endeavor no matter what your age is," added Anthony. "To show that nothing is impossible when you know who you really are that's what extreme focus is all about."

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