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How to Fail in the New Year

December 31st, .  How did I fail again this year? Hmmm.  Let me think...   Day 1 - I wrote a long list of goals. Day 2 - I created the perfect plan. Day 3 - I prepped all my…

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A Duck Staring Right At You.

Negative Visualization

Introduction These are the last words you’ll ever read. Too dramatic? If that were true, I’d have spent more time writing this for you.  You deserve that much.  Regardless you might appreciate these words more if they were your last.…

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Street Fighter Ken Landing An Uppercut

5 Power Ups to Battle Depression

If you haven't already seen my seven-minute speech on depression, check out mattdever.com/depression-speech.  It's the one thing I've created that I'd recommend for everyone. Introduction After delivering the “Eyes on the Situation" speech on depression, audience members often ask “How would…

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Black And White Cookie

Is this food…Good or Bad?

Good or Bad? Is this food 'good' or 'bad'?  The food could be anything: eggs, bread, nuts, yogurt, coffee, chocolate. Good or bad?  Seems like a simple question.  When people ask me, I rarely answer.  Normally, I redirect with "What's…

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Depression Resources

If you haven't already, watch my seven-minute speech on depression.  The number of people who've watched it and spoken to their family to establish a dialogue on mental health or gotten help themselves is inspiring to me.  Mental health is…

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This Is A Diagram Of The Rep Timing For A Slow Lift.

Slow Lifting (2 of 4): Exercise Protocol

Introduction Read Part 1 for more context on what slow lifting is and why you might want to use this exercise protocol. Read the Sample Workouts below for what I used when Slow Lifting or substitute your own exercises. Read…

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This Is A Plate Of Steak, Eggs, And Tomatoes.

Slow Lifting (3 of 4): Eating Protocol

Introduction Read Part 1 for more context on what slow lifting is and why you might want to use this exercise protocol.  Read Part 2 for how to lift slowly during your weight training workouts. Read the Primary Nutrition Changes section…

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