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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1st 2016 Black Friday Purchase | EliteFTS Seated Calf Raise Tibia Raise

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As current and past clients can attest, I am constantly upgrading the personal training studio here in Ballantyne (Charlotte NC). I do so throughout the year but even more so on Black Friday. Online retailers offer such great discounts on gym equipment it would be dumb not to take advantage.

I’ve wanted a calf raise machine for about 3-4 years and I just hadn’t found the one I wanted until now. This is a seated calf raise tibia raise combo from ...

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Taylor Carpenter 330lb 15 rep max sumo deadlift | Charlotte NC Personal Training

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Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC (ballantyne area) performs a 15 rep max on the sumo deadlift exercise.

As a motivation factor, ALMOST every single workout I like to beat a personal record on something. I like seeing my strength improves in some capacity every workout.

You don’t need to do 1 rep maxes always. If you’re more comfortable using lighter weights you can see strength improvements with higher rep schemes.

The best workout programs are always easy to ...

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Behavior Change Specialist Progress

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Moving right along with the National Academy of Sports Medicines Behavior Change Specialist course. Most personal training related certifications focus solely on exercise and nutrition. Many times the mental challenge of sticking to your plan may be the most difficult obstacle of all.

You can always continue to learn new things and I believe this new course will translate well over to my current and future clients. I currently have specializations in corrective exercise & fitness nutrition.

The NASM Behavior Change Specialization, ...

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The most important aspect of your workout program is…

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Adherence

Generally, one size never fits all for anything. What works for me, it may not work for you, it may not work for John Doe. Just as you need consistency without your diet, you need to consistently get your workouts done, if they’re not fun then that’s unlikely to happen and that’s probably why people have a hard time sticking to diets. Diets are often not fun due to eating lower or larger quantities compared to what you would prefer. ...

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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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How to Find the Best Studio for Personal Training

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Wherever you will be planning to go for a fitness training program, you will obviously be visiting a particular studio. Due to the high demand for fitness training, there are various studios available. The procedure of picking the most reliable one is very cumbersome. A good studio will guarantee quality services and great training experiences. Use the elements below in the selection process.

Hygiene

The environment within the studio will definitely affect you whenever you visit for personal training. ...

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How to Set Up For a Bench Press – Taylor Carpenter Personal Training

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Setting up for a bench press should not involved simply jumping on a bench and quickly pressing the weight. Take the proper steps to make sure you are prepared. Make sure your grip is correct, you hands are even on the bar and concentrate on using the proper form to complete the lift. Learn more at Taylor Carpenter Personal Training.

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