2 Questions and 2 Answers About Taylor Carpenter Personal Training

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I continue to try and answer a few questions each week on my “You Ask, I answer” frequently asked questions page.

What is it like working out at your studio?

I have a 1250 square foot facility, top of the line equipment, and I keep it cleaner than any gym you’ll find.

I only provide 1 on 1 training so this means the client I’m training as everything all to themselves, no sharing, full 100% access. Can also listen to whatever music you ...

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Should I eat before working out? If so, what should it be?

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The short answer would be, yes.

When you are about to expend energy, it would be ideal to have fuel for that process. I would also prefer to have fuel during the process (protein, high glycemic carb) assuming there are no dietary restrictions. Perfect world, your highest percentage of carb intake (energy resource) would be taken around your workout window.

Your own adherence will ultimately dictate what is good for you and what is not. If eating something before hand makes you ...

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How Long Should I Mass For?

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Clients are usually timid about massing (gaining weight) but eating in a surplus is the best way to go about building and growing muscle tissue. Not only do you typically have improved energy and recovery but the only way to gain is to be in a surplus.

With massing phases, the pro is you build muscle but the con is you add on fat. You typically can’t gain one without the other but ideally you would gain slowly, pair it with resistance ...

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Belt Squat Likely Coming Soon To Charlotte Personal Training Studio

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To provide an update on my previous 2018 Black Friday Wish List post…I’ve made an update and now intend to pickup the Rogue Belt Squat machine as my big ticket item for my Ballantyne personal training studio. The only likely scenario where I don’t pick this up is if Rogue happens to sell out before I purchase it.

Most clients have been unfamiliar with the machine so I wanted to explain and share some images.

First are the ...

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Which Supplements Should I Be Taking?

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Which Supplements Should I Be Taking?

Your personal doctor is probably the person you should be asking this question to before your personal trainer. With that being said, most people probably don’t need too many supplements, they simply need to fix their diet.

If you choose to eliminate a food group (meat, carbs, etc) you’re likely starting out with a greater deficiency somewhere versus someone with a well rounded diet. Most any diet can be “healthy” or result in weight loss/weight gain ...

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Early Black Friday 2018 Wish List

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Every year since I’ve opened my Ballantyne personal training studio in Charlotte NC I’ve literally invested thousands of dollars in gym upgrades annually. I’m now in the 7th year of my lease at the same location, and 2018 will likely be no different. 

I already have my eyes set on a number of items, and feedback/requests are always welcome (within reason). Black Friday saves me a lot of cash so the quality of deals I end up getting may dictate what ...

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Website Is Being Updated, Excuse The Mess!

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I’m making quite a number of changes to the website currently, so there may be a few cosmetic blemishes throughout the site while it’s under construction.

I’ve upgraded the security of the site. I’ve started transitioning the primary color scheme to match what I’ve been using at the studio, in mailing lists, on social media, in excel files, etc…To create more uniformity. 

I will attempt to condense some of the content of the site to make viewing a bit more efficient. I ...

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NEW PAGE | You Ask, I Answer | FAQ

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I’ve opened a new section to the website called “You Ask, I Answer“, it’s simply a FAQ page. I will start adding to this page weekly or bi weekly with questions that I receive from emails and/or social media accounts. For the most part will stick to training, nutrition, and recovery. 

How often should I work out?

It really depends on an infinite ...

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A Few Referral Updates | RP Diet | MyProtein.com

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Just a few site updates I made. I now have a direct referral link to MyProtein.com in the menu’s throughout the site. I get my whey and casein protein through them. By following that link they’ll give you 30% off your first order of $35. You can also use the code “TAYLOR-RT8“.

MyProtein is significantly cheaper than other places and they’re ranked very high on labdoor.com which is an independent supplement testing site. You can also buy 10lb bags ...

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How To Track Your Weight, Averages Are Best

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You may have a nice program like MyFitnessPal or my FREE Taylor Carpenter Personal Training app to log your body weight, both give you fancy charts to see progress trends. They’re fine, but if you take it up a notch I’d recommend averaging out your “normal” days and monitoring that from week to week.

Below is a list of my scale averages and notices since the beginning of January. I intentionally go through long fat loss phases, short ...

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