Exercise

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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The Top 3 Keys To Advancing Your Lifting Skills

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Most people lift weights to look better, improve athletic performance, increase strength, or a combo of the three. In most scenarios, when trying to boost strength there is an increase in load (weight lifted) and when trying to grow muscle the volume is added upon.

What you’re trying to accomplish with ultimately prioritize your keys to success but what I’ve written below should apply to everyone.

ADHERENCE
More than anything else, if you don’t stick to something you’re going to fail. ...

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How Are Exercise Plans Important For Personal Training?

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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. ...

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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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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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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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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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Training For Your Goals…Or Not

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Most everyone wants to lose weight, build muscle, get stronger, get faster, jump higher, etc. Unfortunately, exceeding at these training goals requires specific programming. An individual would not eat the same way to gain weight as they would to lose. That person must choose to stay in a calorie deficit or surplus to reach their specific goals. Exercise selection is much the same way, your choices will yield different outcomes.

To make a basketball analogy, one does not get better at ...

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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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VIDEO: How To Perform a Sumo Deadlift

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The Sumo deadlift is my favorite lift. There are many differences between a sumo deadlift and a conventional deadlift and I’ll go over just a few. The deadlift in general, in all of its forms, is really the best way to develop hip and posterior chain (backside of the body) strength and power. In the most simple of terms, the most noticeable difference between the sumo vs conventional lift is simply your stance (wide vs shoulder width).

Below is a video ...

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