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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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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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Fat Loss Is Never Linear | 3 Month Results

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RESULTS

16.2lbs down in 12 weeks
1.35lbs per week

This past Sunday I finished my 2nd 3 month dieting cut with the Renaissance Periodization auto templates (if you don’t know RP, just ask). I learned a lot from my first cut which ended on Halloween 2015. From that point through Valentines Day I simply maintained my weight and worked on building my calories and strength. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a trip to Disneyworld were all in my way which would’ve made ...

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Why January 1st May Be The Worst Time To Start Your New Workout Routine

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What I say may not apply to everyone but I think it’s safe to say it applies to the vast majority of new gym goers who make it their mission to begin their big lifestyle change on January 1st. Of course the New Years Resolution is usually preceded by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years parties centered around food that isn’t so friendly towards the waistline.

1. It’s the cool social thing to do, a herd mentality. Unfortunately, for most new years ...

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Injury Prevention, Act Like You’re Already Hurting

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Injury prevention is an often overlooked aspect of training.

Many take their “injury free” state for granted and do not see the need to adequately warmup, buildup in weight prior to lifting heavy, foam roll before/after workouts, theracane before/after workouts, lightly stretch before/after workouts, get adequate sleep for recovery, take care of their diet for recovery, etc…Not until an ache, a pain, or an injury occurs. THIS IS TOO LATE!

I’ve been weightlifting since I was about 16 or so and ...

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1 Top Secret Tip To Deadlift More Weight!

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There are quite a few different tips and cues for the deadlift exercise and its many variations. The deadlift happens to be my favorite exercise these days. The ability to lift the most weight compared to other lifts, the total body effort taken to pull the bar from the floor, the focus, etc…

Assuming you do not have any issues with your feet, or any lower body conditions…One tip that should help boost everyones deadlifting total would be to simply lift without ...

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Eating Healthy Really Isn’t So Expensive, That Excuse Doesn’t Work

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A common myth for eating horribly is that healthy food is too expensive. When you see the grocery list I have below, think in your mind of how much money you spent last time you went out to eat for ONE MEAL.

Grocery stop at Super “expensive” Harris Teeter. $40.40 for
2 cartons of egg whites
2.5lbs London broil
1lb 96% ground beef
Texas pete
Carton whole wheat penne
Carton whole wheat spaghetti
5 bags of steamable veggies

This will ...

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The Importance of Being On Time & Following Your Routine

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With the busy lives that most people live in todays world, “I don’t have time” has become the go to excuse for skipping out on workouts, cheating on diets, neglecting injury prevention, etc…

I hear this excuse not only as a trainer from time to time but also as simply a peer to others who workout. Truth being, our bodies and our results do not care about our busy lives! May sound harsh but its the truth.

If you were required to work ...

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Five Quick Tips To Prevent Injuries | Corrective Exercise

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Five tips of corrective exercise, one should be obvious to even the most novice of exercisers. The other four maybe not so much…Follow these to help prevent injuries

  1. ALWAYS warmup before working with weights, running, jogging, etc. Proper warmup should consist of foam rolling/self myofascial release, light stretching with body weight movements, and then I prefer to run through a short easy circuit that will mimic some of the heavier lifting I’ll be doing later in the workout. Warming up takes ...
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