The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Ultimate Physique Rules #6 ~ Drink Enough Water

Ultimate Physique Rules #6 ~ Drink Enough Water

Water – Water is the most under-rated “supplement” out there.  People will drink coffee, tea, protein shakes, juices, etc without any regard to actually drinking water.  Water is important for a number of reasons including, but not limited to:
– Helping  your body get rid of the toxins that are released when you burn more fat
– Being able to maintain performance during a workout
– Memory
– Mitochondrial function
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Tuesday Psych Post ~ Having Problems Sticking to a New Habit?

Tuesday Psych Post ~ Having Problems Sticking to a New Habit?

Whenever we take on new habits, we usually start out with some momentum and enthusiasm.  We have typically gotten to a point where we’re fed up and desire to make a significant change in our lives.

All goes well – for the first week or two.  We’re gung ho about our “new body” and transforming our body.

Then IT happens?

What is it?  We’ve been on a… Continue reading

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Ultimate Physique Rule #5 ~ Move More

Ultimate Physique Rule #5 ~ Move More

In terms of losing weight, there are two major ways that EVERYONE talks about (diet and exercise) and one way that most people who live in “blue zones” stay lean.

Blue zones are places across the globe that are known for their high rates of centurians, aka, they’re known for their higher than average rates of 100 year olds.

What separates these places from other places?  Researchers have… Continue reading

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Monday Workout ~ How to Train Bi’s

Monday Workout ~ How to Train Bi’s

I rarely train bi’s directly.  Not because I don’t think that there are benefits to training them directly.  It’s just that I don’t like the way my shoulder feels whenever I train them hard and I don’t recover quick enough to make them a viable addition to my workouts.  If I had to choose between no shoulder pain/the ability to do all of the movements that I like doing that… Continue reading

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Fun Day Friday ~ 6/17/11

Fun Day Friday ~ 6/17/11

This week, the T-nation Training Lab authors released a flood of practical advice that, when taken together, applies to just about every person I encounter. Here’s 3 links to “mindset” articles when it comes to training and one very interesting read by Charles Poliquin.

1 – Your Body is Stubborn by Chris Shugart

This short “post” is dead on.  Our bodies like… Continue reading

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