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On Having No End Goal

On Having No End Goal

We pin our hopes and wishes to the randomness of the world around us. Doing the best we can to reach our goal is a one thing. But a part of the success comes from crossing our fingers, hoping that a stray event doesn’t derail us from our grand plans. And all along our happiness is on hold. Days, months and years go by as we wait for a better tomorrow. That day when we can finally move into our…

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The Struggle of Training for External Validation

The Struggle of Training for External Validation

The firm desperately wanted Jeff* to stay. They were offering more money. A lot more. As in, buy yourself a Rolls Royce made of diamond dust more. There was a promise of elevated status and responsibility. Another rung on the ladder, a feather in his cap, the coveted high-waist big boy pants. In short, promises of things to come that would’ve been enough to convince the Kardashians to stop getting plastic surgeries. If only in return Jeff would stay and…

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Who Is Setting Your Goals?

Who Is Setting Your Goals?

Slim and toned models trying to entice you to join our gyms. Topless, fit looking guys on their paddle boards to sell our services. Lose fat, oil up the abs, look chiselled, bounce ice cubes off the butt.* Not appealing? Fair. Not everyone’s motivated by specific, easy-to-measure, look-like-a-cover-model-who-sleeps-with-a-barbell aesthetic goals. Focusing only on fat loss and muscle building and striving for the glistening fitspo isn’t everyone’s jam. But you keep coming back to the aesthetic goals. Only because you think…

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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:

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