The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Ultimate Physique Rules #9 ~ Stick to the “Basics”

Ultimate Physique Rules #9 ~ Stick to the “Basics”

Many people are enamored with the hope of taking a pill and miraculously watching the fat fall off their body.  Sadly, that’s not going to happen any time soon.

If that’s not the case, then what role do supplements play in achieving your Ultimate Physique?

This is a tricky question, but I’ll start with this example:

Have you ever thought that medicine heals your body?  If you… Continue reading

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Quick Tip #21 ~ Stop Wondering – Start Understanding

Quick Tip #21 ~ Stop Wondering – Start Understanding

You know what I consider the three most dangerous words in the English dictionary when I’m trying to learn something?

It’s not, “This is hard,” or even, “This work sucks.”

It’s the phrase I hear most often when you tell someone a method that absolutely works – but it’s not what they want to hear.

Do you have a good guess yet?

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Monday Workout ~ Avoid the Mindless Cardio Trap

Monday Workout ~ Avoid the Mindless Cardio Trap

The other day, I responded to a comment about “Cardio” that I thought would be good to share here on the Monday Workouts:
“There are definitely health benefits of cardio – which there are many. You’ll have a lower resting heart rate, which means a greater stroke volume, which means your heart’s gotten stronger and there’s less resistance throughout your circulatory system. With more blood flowing through your body, you’ll… Continue reading

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Ultimate Physique Rule #8 ~ The Most Important Steps

Ultimate Physique Rule #8 ~ The Most Important Steps

A quick review of all the “Ultimate Physique” Rules are basically the foundation of everything you’ll ever need to know about getting the body you want. “Foundation” is the key word in that sentence.  Stick with the foundational aspects of fat loss and muscle building and you’ll be on your way to transforming your body into something that you and others look at in awe.

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Quick Tip #20 ~ Become a Master

Quick Tip #20 ~ Become a Master

Too often when trying to take on a body transformation, people will try to be “perfect” from the very start.  Very few people actually succeed while trying this method and I certainly don’t want to discourage good behaviors, but at the same time, those that I see succeed in the long term become masters at one or two things, before adding complexity to the puzzle that is body transformation… Continue reading

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Ultimate Physique Rules # 7 ~ Sleep More

Ultimate Physique Rules # 7 ~ Sleep More

Sleep is the under-rated “role player” in the game against Fat Loss.

The four main areas that Sleep helps with are:
1 – Self-control – How often have you wanted to skip the gym or eat something that wasn’t on your eating plan because you were “tired”?
2 – Insulin Management – Those who are sleep-deprived have cells that are more insulin resistant and therefore making it harder to… Continue reading

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Quick Tip #19 ~ Focus on the Principles of Fat Loss, Not the Methods (7/6/11)

Quick Tip #19 ~ Focus on the Principles of Fat Loss, Not the Methods (7/6/11)

One of my favorite quotes ever comes from the movie Fight Club:
“No fear.  No distractions.  The ability to let that which does not matter, truly slide.”  ~ Jim Uhls
In essence, focus on what’s important and let the extraneous nonsense “slide.”  Too often, we get caught up in all of the details of “dieting” and “working out” while missing out on the principles of that fat loss – Heavy… Continue reading

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Tuesday Psych Post ~ Become a “Dope” Addict

Tuesday Psych Post ~ Become a “Dope” Addict

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that is involved in learning, memory and pleasure. Until very recently this neurotransmitter has been thought of as mainly being a pleasure hormone.  Recent research though has shown that it is much more than that:
“Rather than just telling us to feel good, dopamine tells us what’s salient – the unexpected bits of new information we need to pay attention to in order to… Continue reading

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