Psychology

Jonny’s “Cut” – 5 Weeks In

If you missed the first edition of this series and would like to catch up, check out Jonny’s “Cut” – The Intro. You will often hear people claim that training for aesthetics isn’t a “sport”. I beg to differ. Just about every sport requires a level of dedication and consistency, but when it comes to…

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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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Nick Cheadle on the Diet and Exercise Principles Every Trainer Should Know

You’ve heard flexible dieting works well, but you’ve also heard other trainers get fantastic results with meal planning. You know that your clients will have to eat at restaurants sometimes, but you’re not sure what to tell them. You know that it’s important for you to monitor your client’s progress, but you’re not sure what…

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Staying in Shape and Avoiding Burnout

Your schedule is packed from the time you wake up until you go to bed. Your client’s lives are often the same way. As a trainer, you basically live the life of an entrepreneur, even if you don’t feel that way. Sometimes, it’s hard to get in your own workouts. More often, however, you just…

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