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3 Lies We Tell Ourselves to Validate Our Excuses


For better or worse, the mind is a powerful thing. Perception is reality, so the things we tell ourselves over and over eventually become truth in our mind. We can use this power for good by using positive self-talk to

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What Were You Doing a Year Ago Today?

Our success or failure in fitness is determined by our progress. If we’re making steady, tangible progress, we can be certain we’re succeeding. If we’re NOT progressing (whether we’re stagnating or regressing), we are, by definition, failing. That’s some serious pressure.

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5 Reasons to NOT Train Like an Athlete

I’m incredibly fortunate to get to train high-level athletes every day. I can’t help but be insanely proud every time I watch a client play on TV or in person. It’s easy to get excited about pro athletes, but let’s not

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Are These 6 Mental Crutches Hurting Your Lifting Performance?

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Preparing athletes for the physical side of sports pays my bills, but for those athletes, it’s often the mental side of sports that makes the difference between success

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20 Frustrated Fitness Thoughts

The other day, I sat down to write a blog and 30 minutes later had written two lousy sentences. That’s frustrating. Frustration is part of progress. I get frustrated every day. With myself, with others. But frustration isn’t bad. Frustration

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You’re Supposed to Be Tired and It’s Supposed to Be Hard

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – Tom Hanks A League of Their Own At least once a day, I give a client a coaching cue and they

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The Dangers of Feedback Dependency

Being alone sucks. My fiance has been gone all week visiting family in Vermont and she took our dog with her. It’s just me and the cat, and she’s not much for conversation besides demanding food at 5 a.m. and

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