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20 Most Important Training Lessons I've Learned, Part 1

This year marks twenty years in the personal training game and while it hasn’t always been full-time work there hasn’t been a period over that time where I haven’t had at least some clients to keep my hand in. In my opinion most learning comes from mistakes and I’ve made plenty - so many mistakes that you could write an article about them. The following are the first ten lessons learned from my twenty years in training. (Read part two for lessons eleven through twenty.)

 

Training Lessons 1 Through 10

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Andrew Read is like that old guy in the Rocky movies - he has a funny accent, hates everyone, and no one ever knows if he's happy or sad. But just like Mickey, he knows training. Even back in grade school his teachers would complain he was spending too much time reading bodybuilding magazines or trying new exercises in the gym. These days nothing has changed and even after a lifetime of competitive martial arts and some time spent in special forces he still maintains that same passion for...Read more