You Don’t Achieve Goals Overnight, but with Determination

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Question: I need to get bigger, stronger and faster as soon as possible to be ready for the upcoming basketball season. I’m trying to make the varsity team as a freshman but know I need to make changes. How many days a week do I need to train? Answer: It’s not an overnight process. It […]

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What to do After You Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

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Question: I set a goal of losing 100 pounds nearly a year ago and have reached it. The real difficulty for me was exercising as often as I should but I had a plan and stuck to it. Now that I’m where I wanted to be I don’t know what to do. How should I […]

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Olympic Level Mindset

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Question: As I watched the Olympic trials, I was amazed at the performances of these athletes. What struck me in particular was how completely exhausted they were once their races were over. Additionally Simone Biles made a comment in passing after her floor routine the her legs were dead going into her final tumbling run. […]

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How do we teach “heart”?

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Question: As a new assistant coach at a high school I see the current generation of high school athletes. You have been training athletes for decades now. How do we teach these kids “heart”? Answer: The first step is to define “heart”. It is the innate drive and determination to never quit, never back down […]

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How Not to Get Lost Training in a Big Box Gym

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Question: I workout in a “big box gym” and have found myself overwhelmed by so many different pieces of equipment and training opinions. My progress has stalled from the distractions and I need a way to get focused. What can I change to get back on track? Answer: The benefits of larger training/fitness centers include […]

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Reaching Your Potential Requires Learning from Defeats

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Question: My son has been evaluated by a training company and they estimated that he could end up being 6′ 5″. He currently is 6’2″ and 220 pounds and fifteen years old. Should he train a couple of days a week in addition to what they have him doing at school to reach his potential? […]

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How to Improve Baseball Performance (as well as Other Sports)

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Question: Baseball is done for the season but I was disappointed with how this season went for me. I feel like I can do a lot better. To be better next season I need to get stronger. What’s the best routine for that? Answer: Your question is general in nature but it requires an answer […]

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The Most Challenging Thing for a Personal Trainer?

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Question: I have considered becoming a personal trainer. What is the most challenging part of being a trainer? Answer: For what we do it’s the psychology. It’s the ability of finding the keys to the personality of the individual you’re training. If you can get in their heads and convince them that they can reach […]

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Compliment School Workouts with Gym Training

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Question: Our coach doesn’t think we need to be training outside the lifting we do at school. I feel like I need to train more because I need to build some muscle for next season and I have a membership at a gym. How could I do more without overtraining? Answer: Over-training, while a real […]

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Success is a Matter of Goal Setting and Not Stopping

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Question: I read your previous articles the past two weeks about surrounding yourself with positive people and mentally preparing yourself for success. I need specific help with goal setting. Should I set very high goals that I may or may not reach or something more attainable? Answer: Always reach for the impossible. Impossible only means […]

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