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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: Rest breaks

April 15, 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 you rest between sets? Goals dictate rest breaks. If getting stronger is your only, or most important, goal, make the rest break help you lift the most weight. You feel like […]

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Why do so few athletes suffer hearing loss?

April 8, 2019

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It’s a noisy planet tells us, The Kansas City Chiefs stadium has recorded decibel levels as high as 137 The 2012 Super Bowl got to 107 Some basketball games get to 109 Anybody fairly familiar with sports knows this. Sports involve tons of screaming and other loud sounds (engines, hits, whistles, buzzers, etc.). And, “Remember, […]

60 seconds or less: Yoga

April 1, 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. Should I do yoga? You want to be careful in classes. That’s when people often do too much, too soon, because they watch others, get inspired or feel peer pressure. While many could go […]

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60 seconds or less: Foam rolling

March 25, 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. Should we foam roll? No. For most, just the position of foam rolling -holding your entire body up with your arms- is going to be exhausting. Next, the notion of beating up your tissue […]

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60 seconds or less: Youth sports intensity

March 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. “What’s the right age to get serious about a sport?” High school. If the greatest players of all-time didn’t need to get serious before then, neither does anybody else. Alex Rodriguez: “Take us behind […]

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60 seconds or less: Protein

February 25, 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 much protein should I eat?” You’re new to the exercise and diet world: Don’t worry about it. All we’re concerned about at this stage is getting you into a sustainable exercise routine. Just […]

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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 […]