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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]