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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 […]

Can resistance bands increase muscle size and strength?

April 14, 2020

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This was originally written for another site, edited with some corrections and relevance, as I thought it might be useful during this time when so many are doing home workouts. – Sure they can. The following study had three groups of women. Step Aerobics (SA) SA for 25 minutes + Resistance Training (SAR25) SA for […]

COVID financial resources for personal trainers

April 2, 2020

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While I think most are aware what is going on from a health standpoint, besides the fact everything has been halted, I’m not sure an understanding of what’s happening economically has gone through the same process. When you’re freaking out you might not be able to eat next month or having to tutor your kids all day, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kobe Bryant ate McDonald’s before scoring 81 points

February 19, 2020

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Kobe Bryant had various meanings to people. Good, bad, indifferent. For me, he was, by far, the most thoughtful high profile athlete I know of. In terms of how he dissected getting better, his desire to improve his game, his entire approach towards life. I’m not sure you’ll come across an athlete who had, and […]

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 […]