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Aviation Fuel for Motivation

Aviation Fuel for Motivation

During times of uncertainty many struggle with direction in training. Redirecting our focus on to a majestic goal can be like throwing aviation fuel to a nearly extinguished training fire. Choose a challenging end goal This should feel slightly unreachable, but not utopistic. Think climbing the Everest base camp vs jogging across Sahara without stopping for a pee. A goal that spikes you with nervous energy. Something that excites you about what’s possible when you really try. Think about something…

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How To Decide Your Next Training Goal Part III: Measuring Fitness and Filling The Gaps

How To Decide Your Next Training Goal Part III: Measuring Fitness and Filling The Gaps

This is the third and final part of the series. If you haven’t read Parts I and II yet, I recommend you give them a geez before diving into this one. It makes this Part III far easier to get into. You wouldn’t watch The Godfather Part III before watching the first two, right? Not that I am comparing this to The Godfather. It’s just the first that comes to mind when thinking of a trilogy of any sort. Part I:…

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How To Decide Your Next Training Goal, Part II: Are Your Strength and Conditioning Up To Standard?

How To Decide Your Next Training Goal, Part II: Are Your Strength and Conditioning Up To Standard?

This is Part II of a series of three. Not unlike The Godfather. I mean, The Godfather Part II is where it’s at. If you haven’t read Part I yet, I recommend you do so before diving into this. It’ll make Part II make more sense. If that makes sense.Part I: Overall health markers, movement, body compositionPart II: Are Your Strength and Conditioning Up To Standard?Part III: Measuring Fitness and Filling The Gaps Let’s continue the adventures into the standards….

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How To Decide Your Next Training Goal, Part I: Overall Health Markers, Movement, Body Composition

How To Decide Your Next Training Goal, Part I: Overall Health Markers, Movement, Body Composition

This is Part I of a series of three. (Not unlike The Godfather).Part I: Overall health markers, movement, body compositionPart II: Are Your Strength And Conditioning Up To Standard?Part III: Measuring Fitness and Filling The Gaps To get clarity on what to focus on next in your training requires a thorough inspection of where you currently are. Let’s face it, most of us like to do things that we’re good at while ignoring the stuff that we suck doing. People…

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Set Your Own Standards for a Perfect Body

Set Your Own Standards for a Perfect Body

This is going to be controversial coming from a personal trainer whose income is tied to being fit and showing others how to achieve the same. But bear with me, it’ll make sense in the end.

Goal Setting When You Don’t Know What You Want

Goal Setting When You Don’t Know What You Want

It’s ok. You don’t always have to know what you want. In which case it can be helpful to ask yourself “what is it that I don’t want?” Take the opposite approach instead of trying to search for the ultimate answer.

In Training – Why You Do What You Do?

In Training – Why You Do What You Do?

Fitness world works in few different ways but the two most prominent are that either we get too caught up in trends and always look for the next thing to do to keep us excited. Or that we always stick to the same things “because that’s what we’ve always done.”  Please let me elaborate:

How Do You Define Fitness?

How Do You Define Fitness?

All of us should have a definition of what we want out of our training plan, eating habits and the lifestyle that we’ve chosen. Your definition of fitness shouldn’t be influenced by what Marcus down the road holds important but what matters the most to you. Having the definition will do wonders for you goal setting and improve your odds of reaching those goals.

How To Refocus on What’s Vital in Your Training

How To Refocus on What’s Vital in Your Training

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when stepping your foot in a gym: rows of machines to choose from, there’s kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, bands, benches, suspension trainers, balls, walls, chin up bars and the mysterious “thing” that looks like a medieval torture device, once reserved for the witches. Quite frankly, the list reads like the inventory of your local hardware store.  You yearn clarity because it shaves time off your training while improving your results, so you can spend time on other,…

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How to Create Process Goals

How to Create Process Goals

A lot of us think we need to know all the answers before starting. Or that the goal we choose now is going to last for an eternity, as if our interest are the same now and in 5 years time. So we paint these grand, and sometimes scary goals that requires enormous amounts of work. Focusing on process goals is a great way to achieve larger goals that might seem too intimidating at first. 

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