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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 …

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Friday Freedom: Free From Pain

Yesterday, I had a chat with one of my clients who runs a few physiotherapy clinics. We were talking business, and I asked her if she had seen an uptick in clients who want to live free from pain, over the past few months. Her answer didn’t surprise me, but it made me realize that it was time for a …

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What Is Real Coaching?

Please let me share one of my most closely held beliefs on what coaching actually is. I’m curious to know if you feel the same way. I’ve had this belief for as long as I’ve been a fitness professional…about 30 years. I believe that the goal of coaching is to lift people up. The concept is simple, but it’s the …