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We Are All Just a Bunch of Teenagers

We Are All Just a Bunch of Teenagers

I grew up with a close group of friends who bonded over heavy, angry (such a teenage cliche) music. For us, bands like Black Sabbath, Danzig and Pantera added another layer of insulation during the -30 degree winters of the Finnish Lapland. Tony Iommi’s riffs made the months of darkness just that little bit lighter. This was the time before streaming and YouTube. The era of the dial-up internet. When some people I know, and definitely not me, waited for…

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Break Bad Habits In The New Year

Break Bad Habits In The New Year

You know who’s a prolific writer? To date, he’s written 83 novels, 5 non-fiction books and over 200 short stories [1]. He has sold over 350 million copies of his books, and at least 24 of his books or stories are made into movies. How is this sort of productivity even possible? In the morning he aimlessly wanders around his house, knocks back a few cups of coffee while trying to figure out what to do with his time. If…

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Why Motivation Isn’t Enough

Why Motivation Isn’t Enough

This much we’ve already established in the past: you need to find your why to get anywhere with your health and training goals. But, the why driving the motivation in itself isn’t enough to keep you going towards your goals when you get blindsided with life’s randomness. You know, when you get elbow checked to the head and momentarily struggle to find the east.

The Future You Wants You to Stop Skipping Workouts. Mmmkay…

The Future You Wants You to Stop Skipping Workouts. Mmmkay…

I picked up a great advice from the recent episode of Bettercast with Steven Ledbetter and Julie Dirksen where they dwelled into the skills of teaching. Ask this simple question when you are about to skip a workout, about to walk through the golden arches for dinner, or when reaching for the third piece of double chocolate brownie. Especially if those things seem to be something that you are doing with a too much of a frequency. Use the future…

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The Health and Fitness Skill Deficit Puzzle

The Health and Fitness Skill Deficit Puzzle

  Once we decide that we want something we usually want it now. Not tomorrow or ten week from now but now, dammit! Obviously it’s ok to want something now. But the issue with now is that we seek for instant gratification and it clouds our rational thinking as we only focus on the short-term solution.

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