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Cycling Up

by: Alex Walsh, MA

Inner IDEA

A strategy for enhancing clients’ physiological and psychological state.

You know your next client, Doug, really well. He’s been working with you for 2 years, he’s committed to his fitness program, and while his body is already well-conditioned, he is determined to keep improving.

His session will focus mainly on intense weightlifting, and Doug is used to “psyching himself up” before each set—he finds it helps—but you’ve both observed that it’s getting harder for him to make real gains. How can you help?

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IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 2

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About the Author

Alex Walsh, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Alex Walsh is finishing his doctorate in Counseling and Sport Psychology at Boston University. He has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 9 years. He is the author of the s...