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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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Understanding RPE for Beginners Understand how to use RPE (rating of perceived exertion) to get the most out of your programs and training In today’s post I wanted to talk a little bit about RPE and how I would like you to use it with our training and programming.   If you are here reading…

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How Does Foam Rolling Work? Foam rolling has a lot of benefits, BUT what is it actually doing? Many people think foam rolling is a complete waste of time, but science has shown otherwise.  With that said, it has certainly fallen out of the spot light since its inception in the late 90’s and early 2000’s,…

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