I now offer 45 minute 1 on 1 nutrition classes. This is a service exclusively for my 1 on 1 personal training clients. Diet will ultimately dictate the success or lack-there-of in your body composition goals. If the aesthetics are no concern to you and strength is where your primary focus lies…Proper nutrition will determine whether or not you will receive your greatest return on investment.
Clients struggle with different things ...Continue Reading →
Exercise and eating healthy have become a large part of our daily life. We all know how important the balance of these two are, yet find ourselves falling into an exercise excuse trap. Exercise is important if you’re looking for long-term weight control success and you need to train your brain as well as your body to remain healthy.
Everyone considers their excuses to be valid, but they can become roadblocks ...Continue Reading →
It’s taken longer than I anticipated and have been dealing with internet issues at the gym since the first of May but the strength training templates are finally DONE! I’ve also written out a FAQ sheet that will be available for each template I design. This will be made available in DropBox along with some scientific studies, how to’s, and whatever else I think may be worth adding.
It will be necessary to read these FAQ’s in their entirety to ...Continue Reading →
Society today is constantly bombarding us with information about the dangers or a sedentary life and fitness in general. The fact that inactivity is linked to rising instances of poor health and obesity is well known. Even with all this data, though, there is still an exponential increase in the number of overweight and obese people. How can this be?
When it comes to personal training, the main problem is that many people start exercising but cannot maintain the momentum. ...Continue Reading →
Video below. 370×6 and left 3-4 reps in the tank. During this cycle of strength training (while maintaining my weight) I’ve significantly reduced volume and switched from working out 5 times per week to 4.
The most overlooked variable in all of strength training I believe is adequate recovery. Proper sleep, adequate intake, and proper training volume to avoid accumulating unnecessary fatigue.
Less than 3 weeks ago after a long cutting diet and super high volume training block these 345 sumo ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
Taylor Carpenter is a personal trainer in Charlotte NC operating out of a private personal training studio in the Ballantyne area. These are 10 steps to workout adherence.
Below are 10 helpful steps towards staying on track towards your goals. I like the word adherence. People who fail usually don’t adhere to whatever plan they have in place and this is not exclusive to fitness.
In no particular order…
The #1 excuse I hear as a trainer is “I don’t have time“. ...Continue Reading →
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:
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 ...Continue Reading →