Websters defines Strength as, “The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.” When we first begin training it is pretty common for us to … Read moreWhat does it mean to be strong?
“Extrinsic goals such as financial success, appearance, and popularity/fame have been specifically contrasted with intrinsic goals such as community, close relationships, and personal growth, with the former more likely associated with lower wellness and greater ill-being.” – Self Determination Theory researchers E.L. Deci and R.M. Ryan Motivation has become a hot button word in the commercial fitness market. We are … Read moreThe Case Against Motivation
“We should all know this: that listening, not talking, is the gifted and great role, and the imaginative role. And the true listener is much more believed, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective and learns more and does more good.” — Brenda Ueland All the knowledge in the world… Often, we conflate knowing all about … Read moreListening to learn
As a coach, much of my time is spent with folks between 60 and 85 years old. It has been a tremendous gift to learn from these clients not only regarding specifics for their strength coaching and training but for their general lessons on life. Ageism within our culture often presents older adults as weak … Read moreMuscle Mass and Aging