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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 […]

60 seconds or less: Workout motivation

February 11, 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 do I get more motivated?” Accept all your excuses are nonsense. I’ve heard them all. It’s always either, younger => “don’t need to exercise” middle aged => “too busy” older => “gonna take […]

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. Go here to see other topics. – 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 […]

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 […]