That’s how long I’ve been strength training. During that period of time I’ve learned a lot. Not just about strength training, but the effects it has on my body and mind. I’ve also learned some other valuable lessons that one is bound to experience from having a heavy barbell in their hands.
Here are 28 lessons I’ve learned over the past 13 years of strength training.
1) The reason you begin strength training most likely won’t be the reason you continue to strength train long-term. I would estimate that approximately 95% of clients who hire me do so because they want to lose fat and look better. But that’s not what keeps them motivated long-term.
Sure, at first all they’re concerned about … Click to continue reading
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Fat loss? There are secrets for how the pros do it and for losing maximum fat in only a few short weeks.
Building muscle? There are secrets for adding slabs of sexy muscle to your body without every stagnating or reaching a plateau. And, again, you can definitely expect jaw-dropping results in only a few short weeks.
Getting crazy strong? Yep, there are plenty of secrets to building super (S)hero strength. (ability to fly, scale tall buildings, read peoples’ minds, or immortality are not included.)
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Just fake it ’til you make it.
It’s a controversial statement, but like most other things, I believe it has it’s place of application.
Specifically, I believe “fake it ’til you make it” is a worthy strategy when it comes to confidence and body image awareness.
What You Say to Yourself Matters
There was an excellent article on Greatist.com that discusses how “fat talk” affects the way we’re perceived by others. Included in the article was some research on negative self-talk and how it affects women.
Something I found interesting, but incredibly sad, was the statement,“’Fat talk’ has become so common that people think it’s more typical for women to make negative statements about their bodies than to make positive comments.” Unfortunately, I believe this … Click to continue reading