Trying to squat with achy knees can be tricky – you don’t want to lose too much strength, but you want to the problem to go away. Here’s what you need to do
After yesterday’s article (Realistic is Overrated), let’s talk some more about goal-setting and motivation with a bit more nuance. Goals serve two basic purposes: They keep you on track, and they keep you motivated. There are also two basic types of goals: outcome goals (what you want to accomplish) and process goals (what you need to do repeatedly […]
I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about the dangers of having unrealistic expectations. “Oh, if we don’t tell new lifters what’s ‘reasonable’ from the very start, they’re going to be disappointed and stop lifting.” Nope. I’m not buying it. Not for one second. If anything, I think that mindset does more harm than […]
Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?
Active imagery (or visualization) DOES have a role in building strong lifts. Here’s what it is and how to implement it.
As humans, we are hardwired for laziness. It was necessary for our ancestors’ survival, but is not so useful anymore. Here’s how to overcome it.
Learn to stop these 5 cognitive biases in their tracks in order to maximize your training and diet success.
It can be hard to sieve through all the fitness information on the Internet. Picking out the wheat from the chaff is tough, and to make it worse, even a lot of the good information out there is misunderstood and misused by those who access it. The issue is that we are obsessed with content, […]
“We are what we repeatedly do.” Aristotle gave us this insight into habits over 2,000 years ago and it remains true. A habit is a response to a contextual cue that we have developed over time by giving the same response to the same contextual cue. In other words, a habit is something we repeatedly […]
The following is an excerpt from my new book “The Art of Lifting.” To see how “Science of Lifting” takes this topic in more depth, you can check out my article on rippedbody.jp which is essentially another except. This breakdown – general introduction to a topic in “Art,” and delving deeper in “Science” – is what this […]