The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #6 – Don’t Try to “Prove” yourself

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #6 – Don’t Try to “Prove” yourself

Never Stop Improving

This step may be the most important in this whole series of posts.  That’s a bold statement, but it’s true.  Let me explain.

If you take two people who genuinely want to lose weight – say 30 pounds – and one person believes
that he’s “fat” and has “bad genes” while the other person believes he simply “has to workout harder
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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #5 – Be Better than You Think

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #5 – Be Better than You Think

If you had to pick between a behavioral goal in which you knew you would have a high chance of being
able to complete, such as spending 5 minutes a day walking, versus one that sort of scared you to be
better, such as getting to the gym for 45 minutes 5 days per week, which one should you pick? More
than likely you would pick the “easy” one where… Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #4 – Know What Success Looks Like

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #4 – Know What Success Looks Like

Too often, when making goals, we take a very vague approach. We say things such as, “I want to start
working out,” or, “I want to lose some weight.” By making such vague resolutions, we don’t have
something to strive for. Research has shown that when you make a specific goal or resolution, you will
be more persistent and do more to reach that goal.

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #3 – Know Your “Style” Before Setting Your Goals

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #3 – Know Your “Style” Before Setting Your Goals

Has someone ever told you that all you have to do to achieve your goals is think positive and visualize
what you want?  Although it sounds like good advice, the truth of the matter is a bit more complicated
than that.  Let me explain.

Psychologists have discovered that some people are truly motivated by what they can achieve.  Other
people though are truly motivated by what they can avoid… Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #2 – Don’t Make a Resolution You Don’t Want

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #2 – Don’t Make a Resolution You Don’t Want

If you haven’t read the first part in this series,  click here.

The second biggest reason why we often fail at keeping New Year’s resolutions is that we make
resolutions that we either really don’t want or realistic for us at the present time.

Every resolution or goal competes with other goals.  You decide whether or not you should take… Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #1 – Know How Time Effects Your Decisions

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions #1 – Know How Time Effects Your Decisions

With the New Year’s just 10 days away, I will be putting up a new post over the next 10 days that highlight 10 research-backed ways to keep your New Year’s Resolutions in 2012.  If you’re signed up to the mailing list you will be getting all 10 in a pdf over the next couple of days.

Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions.  Sadly over 90%… Continue reading

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Last New Post for a While ~ 11/21/11

Last New Post for a While ~ 11/21/11

Over the past three years, I’ve been discussing writing a book about “The Psychology Of Fitness.”

When I first started thinking about the book, all I saw was a huge cluster-f#%* of information that was completely overwhelming for me.

Mind you, I had been thinking about why people don’t work out as part of my job for the past 6 years straight.  How do you get more people… Continue reading

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Monday Workout ~ Should You Do Cardio or Strength First?

Monday Workout ~ Should You Do Cardio or Strength First?

Here’s a question I get all the time, “Should I do cardio or strength first?”

The short answer:  Strength training first and if you only have enough time to do strength, focus on that. 

The long answer can be found on the BuiltLean.com website:   

Cardio Before or After Strength Training

The article highlights 7 scientific reasons why strength… Continue reading

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