Psychology

Grit

Written by: Jenn Rotsinger So, you want to become a powerlifter. Not just any powerlifter, but an elite, best-of-the-best kind of powerlifter. Well, my friend, you better have grit or it isn’t going to happen. You can have the best genetics, nutrition, program, and drugs, but if you don’t have grit, you won’t make it.…

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Maybe the Execution Was There, and the Plan Just Sucked

Written by: Jonny Pietrunti I was toying around the idea of “execution” the other day. Specifically, I was playing with the concept as it relates to constant improvement via a plan, measurement and reassessment. This fits into the last “Phase” of a system I’m building, and you are already doing this if you have at…

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Fat and Fit?

Written by: Kelly Bruno, MD Can an individual be overweight or “obese” and still be considered healthy? I’m not usually one to take a hard stance on a topic, especially when it might be an unpopular position, but there are occasions when it’s worth it. This is one of those times. This is a topic…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – 2 Months Down

Ok, so last week’s update didn’t happen due to final exams and other ridiculousness, but now you get two weeks rolled into one. If you missed the last installment and need a refresher, you can CLICK HERE to read it. The Cliff’s Notes version: I was on the way to a stall, having only lost…

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Old Man Training Part 1

Old man training, part 1. Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas   Ten years ago, I was unstoppable. I was indestructible. I was strong, capable, my body could do anything I asked of…

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Phantom Limb Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Background There were an estimated 1.6 million people in the US living with limb loss in 2005. This number is projected to increase to 3.6 million by 2050. Of these patients, the incidence of phantom limb pain (PLP) is estimated to be 42.2 – 78.8% (Houghton, 1999). The phenomenon was first described by Ambroise Pare,…

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How to Get Your Clients to Really Stick to Their Diets

You’ve given your client a new diet plan. It’s based on the latest scientific research and it’s worked well for other clients. But this client, for whatever reason, just can’t seem to stick to the program. You want to help them, but you’re not sure what to do next. Part of you wants to blame it…

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I’m a Woman and I’m Worried Lifting Weights Will Make Me Bulky

You’ve got a client who’s thinking about lifting weights. She’s excited to start, but she’s also concerned that lifting will make her add too much muscle. She doesn’t want to look like the guys she sees at her gym, but she does want to start lifting. In this podcast, personal trainer Dell Farrell explains how…

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