Category Archives: Motivational

25% Physical Training, 75% Mental Training

In every sport, including strength sports, people say “The game is 90% mental.”  And truly, the mind is a great reservoir of untapped potential.  If you want to overcome obstacles and surpass preconceived limits, you must develop mental power and strength. … Continue reading

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5-4-3 Hill Training Workout

Team FVT completed the San Fran Spartan Super last weekend: And I’m not going to lie – it was HARD!! Not so much the distance … 8.5 miles of running / hiking / walking is challenging, don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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meet John :)

I am so proud of my personal training client John. When he first started training at FVT, he thought he was in pretty good shape, especially for being over 50 … he was about 220 pounds or so, and though … Continue reading

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New “Lifestyle Hacking” Method – Double Your Training Results in 90 Days?

Today I’m going to teach you a simple – but VERY effective – method to change your habits, and potentially DOUBLE the results you’re getting from your training in the next 90 days. See, I get the opportunity to work … Continue reading

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Deadlift Mistake to AVOID (and how to fix it)

Happy New Year! As you plan your training for 2016, one exercise that I REALLY hope you’re including in the mix – whether you’re trying to get stronger, leaner, or even more confident – is the deadlift. I believe that … Continue reading

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SMART Goal Setting, Free KB/BW/BB Workouts + the Half Day Diet

I did something REALLY cool with the family today that I think you can use to help you reach YOUR goals – in fitness and in life – much faster, and wanted to share it with you in today’s message. … Continue reading

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How I Lost 64 Pounds in 7 Months (meal plan inside)

Shortly after the end of my football career, I lost 64 pounds over a 7 month period. Eating like I was still working out four hours per day … in combination with hardly working out at ALL … and I … Continue reading

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A Personal Message from Mike Gillette

Yesterday, we talked about mental toughness … and how I believe it’s THE thing you need to succeed in LIFE … whether it’s in your workouts, or any other endeavor … I also told you about one of the toughest … Continue reading

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#1 Quality of Elite – Level Athletes (NOT what you think!)

I played football at a high level for over 10 years … I was a three-time All-American at the college level, and had short stints with a couple of different teams in the NFL … I often get questions about … Continue reading

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New Research on the “Super-Short” Workout

Last year, the New York Times’ fitness story of the year was that short, intense workouts are incredibly effective for getting leaner, stronger, fitter and healthier overall. According to the article, in one particularly useful study from May 2014, scientists found … Continue reading

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