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The Lift Doctor: Overtraining and Staying Motivated

The Doc's workout prescription for a physically and mentally healthy training regimen.

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The Lift Doctor: Overtraining and Staying Motivated

“How do I stay motivated when I'm not seeing results as quickly as I would like?” – Bradford Wilson

Always remember that lifting weights and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a journey…not a race.

Yes, on the surface we all want to look better naked, and when that doesn’t happen fast, we get discouraged. But I hope you’ll consider an alternative benefit of training. If you’re connected to something bigger, it might make all of the difference in your motivation when things get tough.

Let me ask you something personal. Who do you love? Who counts of you? 

Becoming stronger and leading a fit lifestyle will allow you to show up in a bigger and better way for those who you care about, and those who care about you. Training strengthens the body, strengthens the mind, and develops an unbreakable mindset

When ‘life happens’ and things get tough, it is the guy that can drive forward and keep moving that will inspire hope in others. 

While keeping your long-term goals in mind, try shifting your immediate focus to the workout at hand. Concentrate on each and every set and each and every repetition. Be in the moment and enjoy it.

Meet the Lift Doctor

Jim Smith is a highly respected, world-renowned strength and conditioning coach. A member of the LIVESTRONG.com Fitness Advisory Board, Jim has been called one of the most "innovative strength coaches" in the fitness industry. Training athletes, fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors, Jim has dedicated himself to helping them reach "beyond their potential." He is also the owner of Diesel Strength & Conditioning in Elmira, NY.

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