Posts Tagged 'Taylor Carpenter'

Eat More, Lift Less, Recover Better

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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 ...

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Why Taylor Carpenter Personal Training? Plus NEW Testimonials

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated the main page regarding changes at the studio and with the business. The updates reflect the more current state of things, address improvements, etc.

There have been 8 new Testimonials added and hopefully additional positive notes will be added from current clients in the near future as well. I’ve added a randomized selection of some quotes on the main home page as well.

Below is a long updated list of why Taylor Carpenter ...

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NASM Behavior Change Specialist course 100% Complete

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I’ve completed 100% of the study materials for the Behavior Change Specialist course created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I still must take the test soon, but this will be my fourth certification through NASM.

I’ve previously completed:

    Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
    Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)

Behavior Change Specialist covers the cognitive functions of behavioral change to improve adherence behaviors through diet and exercise.

People who fail to overcome plateaus, fall off the nutritional bandwagon, and opt to ...

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Past the 80% Mark On NASM Behavior Change Specialist Crediential

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Just a quick update on the Behavior Change Specialist course via NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I took a little study break during the holidays but I’m now 80% done with the course, should be ready for the exam soon.

This will be my 4th credential through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Currently and actively:

certified personal trainer (CPT),
corrective exercise specialist (CES), and
fitness nutrition specialist (FNS).

So far some of the topics covered have included:

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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 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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10 New Personal Training Testimonials!

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It’s been a little while since I’ve updated my TESTIMONIALS page here on the website. Typically, clients will leave reviews about me on Google or Yelp type websites first and I’ll add them to my website. There are dozens of 5 star reviews online and hopefully I’ll earn dozens more to provide potential new clients with authentic feedback on what they can expect at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training.

Below are 10 of the most recent Testimonials left for me ...

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UPDATED Personal Training Studio Gallery

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I have gotten around to finally editing and posting photos for some of the bigger Black Friday purchases. They are on Personal Training Studio Gallery found HERE

Rogue Fitness Abram GHD 2.0
Rep Fitness Excalibur Barbell
Black Widow mini sled
Black Widow righteous handles
Art of Strength 40ft battle rope

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830am Now Available Mondays and Thursdays!

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Outside of floater spots this is a new permanent opening that is available for someone out there.

My evenings are full and I may have a little bit of flexibility in the late morning (830am-1000am) by January but at the moment the only permanent slot I have available is 830am Mondays and Thursdays. These will become available January 5th.

Your first step would be to contact me via email taylorcarpenter@gmail.com and schedule your free 45 minute consultation.

If 830am does not work I have ...

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