Posts in "psychology"

Building and Sustaining Resilience

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Lisa Lewis (AKA my wife). Earlier this year she released her Psych Skills for Fitness Professionals course which was designed to help fill a gap where many fitness professionals lack formal education: psychology, motivation, and the “softer skills” needed to coach effectively and help clients attain their goals…. Read more

The Law of Social Sabotage: Understanding the Reactions of People That Try to Hold Us Back From Being Healthy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Justin Kompf. Ever have a family member or friend give you flak for going out of your way to exercise? How about for eating healthy? What about for having pecs that can cut diamonds? In any case, it’s important to understand that when this happens it’s (rarely)… Read more

The Words We Use Matter. Again.

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything on this site. In fact, this is the longest I have gone without writing anything…like, at all. For those unaware, about two and a half weeks ago I ruptured the Achilles tendon in my right lower leg fighting ninjas sprinting. I’m okay. My ego took a bit… Read more

What People Need In a Time of Crisis: Leadership

Before you go a head and post your 47th bodyweight exercise of the week on IG or send out another free e-book to your followers, give today’s guest post by Jonny Pietrunti and Erica Suter a read. NO! Listen to me. Read it. What People Need in a Time of Crisis: Leadership If you are… Read more

Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter

Which is the more valuable skill to have as a coach or personal trainer: The Nuts & Bolts (I.e., turning people into deadlifting Terminators)? The Soft Skills (I.e., fostering “connection” with clients/athletes)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right answer), I think both – nuts & bolts and… Read more

The Words We Use Matter

NOTE: In concert with the release of Dr. Lisa Lewis’s new resource Psych Skills for Fitness Pros this week (and because I’m currently in Paris getting ready to crush some cheese and don’t have time to write anything new) I wanted to repurpose some old content which 1) You may have missed the first time… Read more

3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Don’t Roll Your Eyes. This Stuff Works It was a beautiful Fall day in Boston. My wife and I were walking home one night after running a few errands and she could sense I was a bit “off.” I hadn’t spoken much, which, in of itself wasn’t unusual. But as we were crossing the street,… Read more

The Road to Recovery Is Paved With More Training

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of trainer, writer, and guy I hate because he is waaaaaaay too good looking, Michael Gregory. Michael wrote an excellent post on nutrient timing for my site last year which you can check out HERE. He’s back again discussing an important topic: “reframing” injury and how to use (more) training… Read more