Weight Lifting 101

It’s Time to Take Your Worst Picture Ever

Are you planning to get in shape, but haven’t quite started yet? If so, I have an assignment for you. Go into your room and take all your clothes off. That’s right, strip down to nothing but your briefs, your boxers, your lingerie, whatever you are wearing underneath. Go and do it right now! This is your last chance...
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Mental

Mind Over Matter: Performance Through Visualization

Your body is 100% unable to do anything that your brain does not tell it to do. Period. For every movement you make, and for every action you take, the initiation and completion begins and ends with the signals that come from your brain. Since your brain is the central command center for your body, it makes sense that...
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Mental

5 Essential Tips for Effective Goal Setting, Part 1

Image Credit: neloqua With the new year a few weeks behind us, now is a great time to look at our New Year’s resolutions and evaluate how we will achieve them. It’s sad, but many people set goals that they will never achieve. But being lazy is not the only reason that people don’t achieve their goals. There’s another...
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Mental

How to Love Your Workouts

Image Credit: Zepfanman What would you think if I were to tell you that there was a way for you to love working out? I know what you might be thinking. You might be remembering how terrible it feels when you try to run while you are gasping for breath, or how tough it can be to keep pushing...
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Weight Lifting 101

Using Anger For a Better Workout

Image Credit: Aturkus Some people will try to tell you that anger is an unhealthy thing… they are lying. The truth is that anger can lead to an unhealthy thing if it makes you do something unhealthy. Really, think about it for a moment. How could anger possibly be something unhealthy? Isn’t anger a natural human emotion that every...
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Health And Fitness Is Not A 12-Week Program

Guest article by Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS www.burnthefat.com Not long ago, one of the members of my health club poked her head in my office for some advice. Linda was a 46 year old mother of two, and she had been a member for over a year. She had been working out sporadically, with (not surprisingly), sporadic results. On...
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Mental

How to Always Achieve Your Goals, 100% of the Time

This is the time of year that many people already start to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. In response, I’ve written this post: Not getting to your destination? Having trouble achieving your goals? You may have a problem that you haven’t considered. When you are doing everything you possibly can to achieve your goals, but just can’t...
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