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

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Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

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

 

1. No one knows everything.


 

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