Goal setting is a bit of an art. It is a self-help technique that any person can do! However, it can seem deceptively simple. Everyone responds differently to pressure. By that, I mean anyone can set goals, but you need to know how to set effective goals to create the right amount of pressure for you. And that is exactly what goal-setting achieves - creating growth through personal pressure. The black and white nature of effective goal setting gives you indisputable feedback
As someone who helps people with their fitness goals, helps people work out and ensures his clients are making due progress, I find it tough to make sure that I, too am taking time to make sure I am taking care of myself and my personal goals! You are probably wondering "Why do I give a shit what Ryan is doing? I'm not a Fitness Coach, our situations aren't even the same". But that is where you are wrong! One of the biggest obstacles I face with my clients is getting them to
I am writing this article from a combination of personal experience, personal mistakes, and of course my professional knowledge! First off, what do I mean by recovery? I mean every minute spent outside of the gym, you are basically recovering. Eating, sleeping, and eating are huge components of recovering well as an active person. Depending on how hard you are training, you will need to employ more or less recovery techniques. When I say recovery, I don't mean rest, necessari
Wait, there's a difference? Yes! Well, sort of... I am technically certified as a personal trainer. However, when I hear "trainer" I cringe just a little bit. I cringe because when I hear the word trainer, I think of dogs. Dog trainers. Sit, Stay, Roll-over. It makes me think of an unbalanced, disconnected relationship - one person directing the other what to do and the other person - doing it. However, when I hear coach, I think of leader, teacher, friend, mentor, etc. etc.
One of the most common things I hear when I tell people my profession is that they would not hire a personal trainer because it is too expensive. At 40$ an hour, I charge in the low-to-middle range per hour as far as trainers go, and I find it to be quite a fair rate. Here's why. I am speaking for myself here, but any other good personal trainer in the industry most likely also uses these principles when approaching the aspect of training a client. When I meet with a client f
I get this question all the time - "how come I am not gaining muscle? I eat 5 times a day, lift weights for 2 hours but I can't seem to gain weight!" In this case, there are 3 things which I would examine in determining why this person can not gain muscle. 1. You're probably not eating enough food. "But I drink 4 protein shakes a day along with 5 scoops of mass gainer!" Most people trying to build muscle are not eating as much as they think they are. Once I have them sit down