Workouts

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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Rogue Reverse Hyper Machine At Gym For Low Back Pain

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The newest and biggest addition to Taylor Carpenter Personal Training in 2015 has been the RH-2 Rogue Reverse Hyper. Often used in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and powerlifting.

This will be a nice addition the the Glute Ham Developer and the large variety of deadlifts performed with most clients to work the posterior chain…

Directly from the Rogue website, here is “the science behind the reverse hyperextension machine”:
Rogue’s Reverse Hyper decompresses the spine and has no vertical compression on the spine at ...

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The Art of NOT Working Out…

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So the headline is a little misleading…on purpose. There is really no benefit to never working out.

However, a planned deload or step back can often be a very necessary and beneficial aspect of training. Do not misinterpret as an excuse to lay around and do nothing for a week. After 8, 12, 16 week programs, a week long deload is often prescribed. In the most simple of explanations, a deload is basically a week of active recovery.

During a deload week, ...

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Quick Home Workout, No Equipment Necessary

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Had a client that had to cancel late and was running short on time, asked for a quick workout they could do at home. Below requires no equipment and if done properly should be a pretty efficient total body cardio driven workout that can be done in very little time.

Perform each exercise for 30-45 seconds depending on your abilities, as many reps as you can perform in that time frame. Try to take as little rest as possible and go ...

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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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Setting Realistic Goals – Key To Success In Fitness Training

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Today more and more people are becoming increasingly conscious about the importance of physical fitness and personal training. This increasing awareness has led many people to put in a lot of efforts in getting back to shape or in bodybuilding. Though this is something appreciable and something to be welcomed, we should also pay attention to the ratio of the number of people that actually succeed to the number of people that give up halfway through their training. There could ...

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Five Things You Should Know Before Selecting Your Personal Fitness Trainer

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One of the challenges that we face while trying to achieve our fitness goals is to remain motivated all through the process. For those faint hearts that fallback frequently and fail miserably while trying to achieve their fitness goals, a personal fitness trainer could be of great help. Yes, one of the important roles of a personal trainer is to keep his or her clients motivated so that they attain their fitness goals fast. Your ...

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VIDEO: Ab Crunch Shredder Dips

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Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC displays how to perform “Ab Crunch Shredder Dips“.

I saw a video on Youtube and it looked insanely difficult so I thought I’d give it a shot. Not quite as fluid as the original but I’ll be working on it some more. It’s almost a combination of a modified pullup and knee raise. Very challenging abdominal and cardio exercise, once you get a little momentum I didn’t feel like the pullup aspect of ...

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Taylor Carpenter’s Undulating Workout Routine

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Just thought I would share my latest workout routine with everyone. I’ve become a huge fan of undulating periodization. More and more believe this type of planning for your strength training prevents plateau’s and prevents your muscles from adapting to a consistent stimuli.

With undulating periodization, I like to incorporate all types of training into my program. Using a wide variety of tempo‘s, rep‘s, set‘s, and rest intervals. Most recently I had been doing an upper body/lower body split so ...

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Build Your Home Personal Training Studio Part 1

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There are a dozen reasons why you should build your own personal training studio at home…It could be convenience, cost efficient, private, and created to be exactly what you want it to be. I’ll make a few different posts over the next few weeks recommending some of my favorite equipment that is not too pricey and would be a great addition to any home workout area.

I will post the average price range for the brand new item but you may ...

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