Behavior Change Specialist from National Academy of Sports Medicine

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This week I began studies on my fourth certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I currently hold certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and fitness nutrition specialist credentials through NASM. The next specialty I’m working towards is the Behavior Change Specialist certification.

I already hold exercise and nutrition credentials, this should provide some additional knowledge in regards to the challenging mental aspects of sticking to various routines.

The course description includes:

Most fitness enthusiasts believe they already possess the skills necessary ...

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The 3 Tools Taylor Carpenter Needs To Track Progress | Charlotte Trainer

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If you have no way to monitor progress then you really need to reevaluate what you’re trying to accomplish. Most people are either trying to lose fat, build muscle, or get stronger (or a combo of the 3).

Below are 3 Apps that I use DAILY, all of which are free.

I recommend these 3 apps to clients but away from my business and simply working out on my own these are what I personally use and prefer. I’m always trying to ...

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How to Find the Best Studio for Personal Training

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Wherever you will be planning to go for a fitness training program, you will obviously be visiting a particular studio. Due to the high demand for fitness training, there are various studios available. The procedure of picking the most reliable one is very cumbersome. A good studio will guarantee quality services and great training experiences. Use the elements below in the selection process.

Hygiene

The environment within the studio will definitely affect you whenever you visit for personal training. ...

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How to Set Up For a Bench Press – Taylor Carpenter Personal Training

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Setting up for a bench press should not involved simply jumping on a bench and quickly pressing the weight. Take the proper steps to make sure you are prepared. Make sure your grip is correct, you hands are even on the bar and concentrate on using the proper form to complete the lift. Learn more at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training.

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Studio Photo Gallery Updated Sept 2016

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I have now uploaded a new photo gallery to the Studio Photo Gallery section. All pictures done by long term client Andres Godoy.

I’m constantly upgrading the facility so the images tend to quickly go out of date. Even since these pictures have been taken I’ve done a little re-arranging and added a high quality punching bag with stand.

A couple barbells have also been added.

New images were long overdue so very happy to have a more current representation of ...

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New Equipment: Punching Bag In This Weekend

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As I’ve mentioned in many other posts, I’m constantly upgrading this facility at a rate that I can’t imagine anywhere else is matching.

I now have a new punching bag and stand delivered that should be up and ready this weekend. This will add some additional variety and possibly a more “fun” way to do breathtaking cardio. Cardio doesn’t appear to be the favorite here, so always trying to make the necessary a little more enjoyable.

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Struggling To Eat All Your Clean Calories? A Nutrition Tip On Volume

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When people have been reducing their restaurant trips with more clean home made food choices I’ve had more people lately struggle with getting all their calories in especially the Renaissance Periodization template clients. At the end of the day your calories and macronutrient numbers are what matter. Cleaner diets end up providing a lot more volume of food to consume.

If you eat out a lot you’re more than likely getting a high amount of calories in a low volume amount ...

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Training For Your Goals…Or Not

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Most everyone wants to lose weight, build muscle, get stronger, get faster, jump higher, etc. Unfortunately, exceeding at these training goals requires specific programming. An individual would not eat the same way to gain weight as they would to lose. That person must choose to stay in a calorie deficit or surplus to reach their specific goals. Exercise selection is much the same way, your choices will yield different outcomes.

To make a basketball analogy, one does not get better at ...

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How many calories do you burn running 1 mile?

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To put into perspective the importance of food logging for diet & calorie control…

According to Medifast and exercise physiologist Shawn Talbott, running 1 mile burns about 100 calories for an average sized person. One slice of toast will give you about 100 calories. That’s a lot of effort for one slice of bread.

Most people probably aren’t running 1 mile and probably aren’t eating just 1 slice of toast. I would venture to say most people probably feel they’ve ...

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