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How to Survive Your First Personal Training Session

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Personal training sessions go a long way in contributing to your fitness regimen. Nonetheless, many people find it quite difficult to establish a fitness regimen that suits them. This mostly arises from challenges that they experience during their first personal training session. These challenges can make you think about quitting altogether. To survive the first session and look forward to more, here ...

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The Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer

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If you’ve decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle, then you’re probably thinking about joining a gym in order to get into better shape. Instead of just joining any gym, you should strongly consider working with a personal trainer for one-on-one personal training instruction. The following are some of the benefits that you can enjoy from receiving professional personal training:

  1. Learn how to use weight training equipment – If you’re just starting out, then odds ...
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Final List of Black Friday Purchases For The Studio

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Below is a list of the 2016 Black Friday purchases I made for the gym. You probably won’t find too many other places reinvesting like I do. Over the past couple of weeks since BF I have been working to get it put together and placed properly. Still awaiting a barbell and my first purchase, the calf raise machine.

Rep fitness adjustable bench
Elitefts seated calf raise
Ironmaster adjustable db set
Ironmaster 120lb add on ...

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Taylor Carpenter 1RM 460lb Sumo Deadlift | Charlotte Personal Trainer

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Motivated from all the Black Friday purchases coming to the gym, I felt some extra strength Friday night. Hadn’t attempted to go much over 400lbs in a few months and decided to push it a little bit.

Hit 460 for 1 rep and then attempted 480. I didn’t quite get the 480 but I thought I would. Typically new equipment, new exercises are a motivating trigger for me. I’ll post a little bit later in the week with all the Black ...

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Behavior Change Specialist Progress

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Moving right along with the National Academy of Sports Medicines Behavior Change Specialist course. Most personal training related certifications focus solely on exercise and nutrition. Many times the mental challenge of sticking to your plan may be the most difficult obstacle of all.

You can always continue to learn new things and I believe this new course will translate well over to my current and future clients. I currently have specializations in corrective exercise & fitness nutrition.

The NASM Behavior Change Specialization, ...

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The most important aspect of your workout program is…

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Adherence

Generally, one size never fits all for anything. What works for me, it may not work for you, it may not work for John Doe. Just as you need consistency without your diet, you need to consistently get your workouts done, if they’re not fun then that’s unlikely to happen and that’s probably why people have a hard time sticking to diets. Diets are often not fun due to eating lower or larger quantities compared to what you would prefer. ...

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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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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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