Fitness Pros: How To Stay Motivated With Your OWN Training

JC Deen
Strength and Conditioning

As a personal trainer, former athlete, and full-time lover of all-things strength-related, I’ve had the great pleasure of going from a weak, pudgy kid, to a much stronger, leaner individual over the last eight to ten years. I became so obsessed with the processes involved in changing my body through consistent manipulation of training and dietary protocols that I decided to make it my profession.


As a result, I get to watch others have the same wonderful experiences I had when starting out and progressing. It gives me great joy.


But guess what? Those rapid gains in strength, muscle, and subsequently, the feelings associated with said advancements are long gone for me. The fact is I’ve been doing some sort of physical activity since I was eight years old, and began lifting weights for sport when I was 12 years old.


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