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Picking a fitness goal- relative weight over absolute weight

September 17, 2020

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This heavily depends on a person’s age, as most goals do. When older, many are content to have their fitness goal be “fend off gravity for another day.” Where being at a reasonable weight and comfortably going through daily life is enough. You know, like you’re not avoiding stairs because you have a meeting to […]

Easy ways to train around lower back pain

September 3, 2020

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Let’s say we have one of two scenarios: You’ve recently flared up your lower back. Namely, any leaning over hurts. You’re someone (or a personal trainer with a client) who has had longterm lower back problems, but you’re trying to get a good workout in. You either don’t want to just sit around waiting for […]

A reality check for the young and “healthy”- what obese actually means with COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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Younger people are increasingly ending up in the hospital from coronavirus: –As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts I’ve had to have seen like ten of these kinds of articles by now. Where it’s about young people getting seriously sick […]

Smoking helps COVID? Or is it the lack of obesity?

May 4, 2020

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There are many different theories in many different buckets going around with this virus. I’m certainly not going to, nor in a position, to address them all. One which I do want to very briefly address is the smoking one. Long story short, there is now debate going on about whether smoking can HELP. As […]

Is COVID-19 an assault on the out of shape American?

April 27, 2020

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There are countless studies coming out right now. Here’s one which caught my eye (primarily due to such a big sample size): –Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area A lot of people are trying to tease out everything they can from this virus. I’ll […]

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 […]

Boutique fitness is and isn’t working?

April 9, 2020

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First, the good news. From 2008 to 2018, 9% less people are sedentary 11% more people are meeting minimum aerobic physical activity guidelines 6% more people are meeting strength training guidelines CDC Exercise Rates That’s pretty damn impressive. It’s not like it’s the adoption rate of using iPhones, but if you’re a fitness professional who inevitably, regularly, feels like […]

You don’t need GPS (privacy invasion) to log your run workouts

March 30, 2020

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“You don’t need to worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide.” Well, –Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the […]