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A formula for whether you should go back into a gym (or anywhere else)?

June 1, 2020

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This is the most helpful thought process I’ve come across for looking at what environments you should expose yourself to in 2020, and it’s rather simple: “If a person’s occupational risk of becoming infected and risk of death from infection each approaches 10%, their occupational mortality risk becomes 1 in 100 — 10 times the […]

Is exercising around so much disinfectant ok? (Being transparent about gym reopenings)

May 26, 2020

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For my clients asking me about going back into a gym, this is the kind of stuff I’m bringing up to them. For gym owners / trainers re-opening, these are some things I would be very, very careful about. – As I first said back in March, I’m not going to tell anybody they should […]

My COVID charity of choice: educate someone for $3 a year

April 20, 2020

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The organization I’ve given to during this time is Khan Academy. There are a lot of anecdotes about Khan Academy. I don’t want to rehash that since it’s so common. The only thing I’ll add is if you have young kids, Khan Academy Kids is something I would highly recommend. I’ve mentioned it to numerous […]

The future of obesity treatment is arriving, and personal trainers aren’t part of it?

April 9, 2020

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Last year I wrote The future of obesity treatment, arguing one of the only forms of effective treatment left on the table is heavy government intervention, but, maybe that was a ways off, and we could try one or two other avenues first. Soooo, looks like it might be going the other way- –Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges […]

Three brief notes on coronavirus and exercise

March 13, 2020

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1. An under appreciated aspect of being in-shape is in-shape people get sick less often than out-of-shape people. Particularly with obesity, I’m not sure this is well considered in the context of the toll it places on society. This has never been made more obvious than with the coronavirus outbreak. Much has been made of […]

Job differences: physical therapy vs personal training

September 9, 2019

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I’m a personal trainer, but do a lot of work with clients reminiscent of physical therapy e.g. some corrective exercise, posture work, exercise for smaller muscle groups. I’m often asked about differences, what I recommend, etc.  I’m going to address the most important differences, stating which discipline has the advantage. I’m stating what I think […]

Personal training clients are way older than you think

April 22, 2019

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“You act like everyone is beat up.” is a consistent criticism I’ve received. I’ve written a lot about exercising clients who have an injury history or current musculoskeletal problems. For some, this gets attached to me as overly conservative. -> This always cracks me considering I got into exercise science due to playing football, one […]

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 […]