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March 25, 2016

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You can click to find out more about each product. All purchases have refund guarantee and direct customer support, from me; not a machine. (Sorry, no soothing hold music.) After buying something, if needed you can reply to the confirmation email to ask a question. None of that annoying “Do Not Reply” or “noreply@WeDontCareAboutYou.com” stuff. Data […]

The remote client process

June 20, 2013

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This and all posts are always up to date. I’m always accepting new clients and try to never have a wait list of more than a week. If it’s ever longer than that, it will be posted on the site.  – One of the emails I write the most is detailing the remote client process. […]

60 seconds or less: Soreness

January 21, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Soreness from exercising is good, right? No. Think about who gets sore the most- people the most out of shape. If you’ve been squatting or running for a while, then you take a couple months off and try to exercise […]

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60 seconds or less: Fitness genetics

January 14, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Explaining genetics, or the limits of hard work I had a client, John. He was 45 years old. He had been in the gym some, but never seriously. A goal was to bench press his bodyweight. For context, an impressive bench press is 1.5x your weight. If […]

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Assessing the hips in the transverse plane (why your lower back hurts)

January 11, 2019

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When referencing hip alignment the sagittal plane (forward and backwards) is predominantly mentioned. This normally revolves around anterior pelvic tilt: Simplistically, this is a sign of tight hip flexors and lumbar spinal erectors, and weak abdominals and glutes. However, often times an anterior pelvic tilt -or too much lumbar extension- is accompanied by issues in […]

60 seconds or less: How many calories?

January 7, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. – How many calories should I eat? – You’re brand new to the gym and losing weight scene (I’m often asked this question on a client’s first personal training session) Don’t worry about it yet. We just want to get […]

Arm positioning during the plank exercise

December 21, 2018

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Plank exercise form

The plank is used as a core exercise. It’s a nice way of training the abdominals to prevent lumbar extension. Ala don’t do this: I actually also like to use the plank as a shoulder mobility exercise. Let me explain. Without going into too much detail, two common issues for those with shoulder pain / movement issues are: […]

The Real Talk With Client Series

December 17, 2018

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Stemming from We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger I’m going to have a series where the motto is, I don’t know, let’s call it something corny like “ruthless pragmatism.” There has been a trend in the fitness space of investigating research, then attempting to work backwards to a practical recommendation. On the surface, this makes […]

Making the Pallof Press more effective

November 30, 2018

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Core exercise lower back pain

The main idea behind the Pallof Press is training the abdominals to prevent movement. This is in contrast to just about every conventional ab exercise. While the Pallof Press is attempting to improve the ability to lessen movement at the spine, most ab exercises are promoting movement at the spine. Crunches? Russian Twists? They bend […]

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We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger

November 26, 2018

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Fitness is always going through trends. It’s like fashion. A recent one is make-your-eyes-bleed dives into hypertrophy and strength research. Reminder: Arnold was a big deal fifty (!) years ago. Do people have better physiques now than then? Do you truly think next month is going to provide some profound insight into gaining muscle from […]