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The Benefits Of Bad Workouts

Yes. I mean it…Bad workouts actually have some benefits! By bad workouts, I’m referring to ones that aren’t as productive or aren’t done with as much effort or enthusiasm. In fact, while I’m using workouts as an example, today’s concept applies to most habits or practices for any skill development. You see, in order to be great at something, we …

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Mindset Growth: Update Your Brain Software

When was the last time your computer updated its software? Probably recently… and perhaps during your most important meeting of the day! All jokes aside, the fact is, that we update our computers regularly but rarely think about updating and growing the software running in our brains. Wait a minute…software in our brain?! YES! The human brain is an amazing …

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Do You Have Weak Muscles Even When Exercising?

Today, we will dive into the brain-muscle connection and the subject of weak muscles. One of the key things that I knew at the conceptual level, but was crystallized for me over the weekend. One weekend, I attended a 3-day course on effective Decision Making for movement coaches. The content was focused on how to gather better information during a …

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How To Be Successful In Health, Fitness, And Life

This weekend had several lessons (the value of family, friends, fun, and taking time off were among many). But there is one I specifically want to address today. When people decide to be successful in life, health, and fitness, tactics are usually the main focus. Specific workouts, diet plans, or technical skills come to mind. This is a common mistake …

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Exercise As A Stress Reliever

Behaviorceutical – physical activity that improves mental health I first heard this word from one of my mentors Justin Yule. It was coined by neuroscientist Kelly Lambert at the University of Richmond, VA as a fusion of “behavior” and “pharmaceutical.” “I made up this term called “Behaviorceutical,” instead of pharmaceuticals, in the sense that when we move and when we …