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Zombieland Rule Number ONE: Conditioning These at-home workouts have pointed out some glaring deficits in my training. Working out at home has been a major shift in the way I used to train in the gym.   And I am seeing some glaring deficits in my training.   One of them being conditioning!   Because,…

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Two Things To Consider Before Doing Your Online Workout A lot of training has moved online (no surprise there), but before you jump into your online workout consider these two things. So I wanted to post something a little different today.   Since in-person personal training has been hit so hard with the current situation…

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How to Avoid Being Sore From a Workout Being sore can get in the way of many daily life activities.  Find out how to avoid any unwanted muscle damage while continuing to make progress with your training. Muscle soreness.  Some love it, some hate it.   If you love it, it may be for reasons…

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How Long Should I Recover From a Workout? It’s a question I get asked often.  So if YOU’RE wondering when YOU can workout again…here’s my shot at the answer. When I first wanted to write about this topic I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward, but when I started to look into the…

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What Do People New to Grilling Think About? February 25th 2020 Ok, I said new to grilling, but I mind as well say new to cooking in general.   I mean I cook things here and there – nothing really complicated – but I don’t know if I really learned anything in doing so.   …

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What the Hell Are We Assessing? A commentary on utility and efficacy of assessments in personal training. When I first started my career as a personal trainer, I was really into assessments.  What that really means is, I was really into “fixing” people.   I mean…I was REALLY into it.     Into is so much…

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Should You Be Counting Reps For New Trainees? How useful is programming sets and reps for beginners?  Especially in session? Whenever I start with a new trainee during our first session, it’s never really about sets and reps.   In my experience, thinking about sets and reps, rather than what you should be feeling during…

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3 Things To Consider When Starting Strength Training Stop waiting or procrastinating start your journey to getting stronger today. There is never wrong time to get stronger.   I know you may want to wait until some completely arbitrary date, like next week on Monday, or maybe the first of the month, because somehow these…

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