Psychology Articles

Psychology Articles

How to Help Clients Build the Confidence to Change

Some clients never give themselves a chance. As a personal trainer, this can be maddening. You’re doing your best to give your client simple, practical advice on diet and exercise, but they never seem to change. Even small tasks seem overwhelming to them. You know they have it in them,

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How to Stay in Great Shape While Traveling

My friend Denver Steyn has no trouble staying in incredible shape while traveling the world. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like traveling. But it’s not all fun. You may not be able to find a gym. You probably won’t be able to stick to your normal diet

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How to Use Rest-Pause Training to Build Muscle

In most strength training programs, you’re told to perform all of the reps in each set without resting. That works, but it’s not always best. New research indicates that you can build more muscle by taking short breaks during your sets. This method is called “Rest-Pause” training, and in this

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How to Avoid “Starvation Mode” While Dieting

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of “starvation mode.” Maybe you’ve also heard of “metabolic damage” or “metabolic slowdown.” You learn that when you cut calories and lose weight, your metabolism drops, and weight loss slows. Then you’re stuck. You know you need to eat less,

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How to Stay Super Lean (Without Going Nuts)

Losing fat is hard. Losing a lot of fat is harder. But neither is as hard as maintaining a super lean physique — without going nuts. You’re probably willing to put up with dieting if you know the end is in site. What you’re not willing to tolerate is the

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How to Lose Fat by Getting Better Sleep

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like sleep. It’s even harder to find someone who gets enough. For one of the simplest and most effective things people can do to improve their health and body composition, sleep usually gets overlooked. Most people are struggling to reach and maintain a

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