Motivation and Goals

11 Sep 2010 19:06

What is Training People?

by EricTEricT 30 Jun 2009 21:57

I was perusing "fitness" blogs today and the funniest thing happened. I saw a blog post in which the post itself didn't interest me. It was more of the same old same old simplistic reaction to a complex "human" problem. What got me wanting to blog about the page, on this, my first post on my blog here, was the TITLE.

30 Jun 2009 21:57

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It's a War Not a Battle

by EricTEricT 11 Jul 2009 19:14

I really like a good analogy. And I consider myself pretty good with them. I've noticed that some people are masters of good analogies. And others…not so great.

The trick with an analogy is you have to argue with yourself. When you come up with an analogy to illustrate something you need to try to tear it down. Come up with situations where the analogy doesn't hold. The easier this is to do and more situations you think of…the worse the analogy.

11 Jul 2009 19:14

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Keep It Simple Stupid: Simplicity Gone Wrong

by EricTEricT 28 Feb 2010 20:51

The following was originally a forum post back when I was using a different system on the site. As such it was buried in a non-active forum category and I thought it important enough to re-post here in my blog:

28 Feb 2010 20:51

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A Strength Training Fallacy: The False Compromise

by EricTEricT 30 Mar 2010 19:52

Did your mom ever tell you that when you have a disagreement with a friend you have to learn to compromise? Not to disrespect your mom but the idea that we always must reach a compromise is nonsense and is a common fallacy of thought.

30 Mar 2010 19:52

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Strength Training Motivation And Goal Setting

by EricTEricT 01 Jun 2010 20:13

Why do you strength train? Are you even clear on the reasons? Do they change from week to week? With so much emphasis on goals perhaps we are missing something even more fundamental and vital. Motivation. What good are goals when you are not even clear what motivates you to do what you do?

01 Jun 2010 20:13

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The Rudy Effect: How Goals are Really Reached

by EricTEricT 30 Nov 2010 14:46

Sometimes I get myself so busy with writing about how to strength train, getting all down and dirty with the technical stuff, that I forget something very important. The same thing with dispensing advice.

You see, something that I sometimes forget but that is always in the back of my brain is a sad fact: The majority of people who find my articles or ask my advice will not be training a year from now. Or even a few months from now. In fact, it is quite likely that one of my articles is the first and last thing they will ever read about strength training or any other kind of "fitness pursuit". And the same is true of anyone who does what I do.

30 Nov 2010 14:46

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