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Browsing All posts tagged under »losing weight«

Be careful trying to predict clients

January 10, 2018

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Predicting the future has always been good business. So much media is either talking about what just happened, or what’s going to happen next. Of course, nobody knows what’s going to happen. In sports, we say “that’s why they play the game.” With personal training, with new clients, I consider there to be two kinds […]

How lessening traffic and losing weight are the same

January 3, 2018

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Is there any example of large scale transit that’s not congested? Roads The most common source of humanity’s daily rage Subways Always a 50/50 chance you’re next someone’s urine Airplanes The phrase “we’re packed in here like sausages” comes to mind “I know one! Amtrak! It’s always a nice ride.” Amtrak is not profitable! It’s […]

The source of ocean plastic: our obesity?

July 31, 2017

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I’m sitting on the beach with my girlfriend looking at the water. I say to her “I have this idea. You know that ocean plastic issue, particularly in the pacific? What if a drone could go through the water cleaning it up?” As seems to always be the case, whenever I have an idea for […]

Quick tips for sustainable cheat days

June 12, 2017

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Jason, a client of mine, wanted to lean up. We talked about cheat days, also known as free days. Here is an email exchange I added on to- After someone gets into the flow of cutting, I’m a big fan of a free day. For some, usually big eaters, an entire day might be too much. Where instead it’s […]

Is an obese mom as bad as a drunk one?

June 7, 2017

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Our starting point: –Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Craniofacial Shape of Children at 12 Months These researchers recruited pregnant women in the first trimester. At 12 months they used 3-d imaging to see differences amongst their kid’s facial shape based on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. One symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome is changes in […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #19

May 24, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Technology is disrupting jobs the least amount, ever??? A hard hitting paper […]

How our out of shapeness is impacting the Grand Canyon

May 15, 2017

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When making the United States cross country drive you decide between going the northern or southern route. Usually because you’re debating Rocky Mountains or Grand Canyon. When I made the move from New Jersey to California I came close to going the northern route. “I mean, the Grand Canyon is like a big hole in the […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 2)

April 3, 2017

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Classification is done by people. Not AI.  Back to our leg pressing study- “For the current study, the use of supervised learning methods, mapping input objects to desired output values, appeared to be a suitable modeling technique, considering the inclusion of the measured time series and the experts’ evaluations of the executions. These assessments in […]