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Realistic at-home corona workouts

March 23, 2020

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Every trainer in the world is writing about at-home workouts right now, so let’s be trendy. Preface I realize there is a lot of controversy around this issue, and that controversy is only growing. Much like anything arithmetic based in America, we’re incapable of widespread agreement. To be clear, much like you are not interested […]

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 […]

60 seconds or less: How much time should workouts take?

December 4, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. How long should a workout be? (another variant of this question is “How much should I do at the gym?”) Brand new to the gym Don’t worry about how long you’re at the gym. […]

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 […]

Don’t get your identity wrapped up in your fitness

June 24, 2019

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I’d say there are two consistent, glaring flaws in the fitness industry: Everyone thinking they’re more advanced than they are Getting way too emotionally attached to any fitness approach I’ve addressed 1. in The Real Talk With Client Series. Succinctly: you don’t need high intensity interval training when you’re bitching about taking the stairs instead of the […]

If you’re wealthy and healthy, are sugary drinks bad for you?

June 10, 2019

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Pretty much whenever a study is titled, “Does X food cause Y problem(s)” I click the study and use the browser’s search function for “BMI”. I’m not even going to read a study like that if it didn’t control for something such as obesity. – Suppose you want to see if drinking soda negatively impacts […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]

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 […]