The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Psych Post ~ Gaining and Keeping Motivation, pt 2

Psych Post ~ Gaining and Keeping Motivation, pt 2

Yesterday’s post talked about the book Switch and the three analogies that the authors present, in the Rider (logical reasons), the Elephant (emotional reasons) and the Path (your environment).  Whereas yesterday’s post talked about finding an emotional reason to exercise, this post will finish with strategies for controlling your environment and presents a plan to put that emotional motivation to work.

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Tuesday Psych Post ~ Gaining and Keeping Motivation, pt 1

Tuesday Psych Post ~ Gaining and Keeping Motivation, pt 1

Why do you always cheat on your diet, even when you have a good plan?  Why do you never stick to your workout routine?  This 2-part post will help to answer these questions – but more importantly, it’ll give you strategies to help you stick with your diet and workout routine, especially if you’re first starting out or have hit a rut.

In their book Switch

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Woman’s Beginner Workout

Here’s the video I promised from Monday’s workout post.

This workout routine is a basic strength training routine for women who are first starting out with strength exercises.  This would be the first routine I would start with a woman who has only done cardio in the past (treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, etc) and wanted to start strength training in order to start being more defined. The video shows 8 basic exercises… Continue reading

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Tuesday Psych Post ~ Are You Sabotaging Your Efforts?

Have you ever rewarded yourself after going to the gym with a meal that definitely had a lot more calories than you burned at the gym?

Or have you ever asked or taken the “best” fat loss supplements, but then started skipping workouts?

For women, have you ever went on a shopping spree after completing a task that you had to work hard on?

For men, have you ever gone “celebrating” with the… Continue reading

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Monday Workout ~ Woman’s Beginner Workout

Monday Workout ~ Woman’s Beginner Workout

There are 8 basic exercises every woman who’s going to begin strength training should start with.  These exercises allow you to activate the correct musculature that you’ll need for the bigger, more advanced exercises while helping to point out any weaknesses.  Below are the 8 exercises along with a quick description (I’ll be putting up a video of the routine on Thursday).

1 – The Goblet Squat ~ With… Continue reading

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