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Weight Gain Help

Hey guys, so basically I'm asking for advice on how to gain weight. I'm 19 years old, 5"10 & 120lbs. I have a lot of trouble gaining any weight, I eat 3 meals a day & recently started taking Optimum Serious Mass. -Bought the 6lb can & I didn't see any gains (think I used it wrong). -Bought...

PakkAttackk‎, 02-21-2014 07:27 AM
02-23-2014, 08:58 AM Go to last post
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Critique my program

I decided to make a specific regimen to take new clients through to build core. Let me know what y'all think. Alternating Lunge 2x10 Good Morning 2x10 (0-lightweight) Plank 2x10sec. Standing Medball Twist/DB Side Bend 6lb Push-up 2x10 (knees if they cannot attain full rep) I do this with...

Mayberry03‎, 12-18-2013 08:47 AM
02-22-2014, 08:55 PM Go to last post
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As professionals within the personal trainer world, do you think it may suit me?

This may not be the best place to post this question, but seeing as you are all professionals doing what you love for a living I was thinking maybe I could get some insight into what I am doing with my life and whether or not you think I may enjoy the route so many of you have taken. A little bit...

Dave210‎, 02-06-2014 08:10 AM
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Personal Trainer App

Anybody know of an app for personal trainers? To keep track of your clients and their progress...

fkassar‎, 04-14-2012 02:01 PM
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Best place to work as a PT

I'm recently certified and looking to get a job as a PT. I have my CSCS from NSCA. I have two options around me: 24 hour fitness and Equinox. I am a first time PT. Which of these two places do you think would suit me best? What is your experience with either of these two gyms as a PT? Any info...

sbmovement‎, 02-20-2014 06:20 PM
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Back Injury need advice.

So the other day in the gym I was helping my girlfriend through a workout of giant sets. One of the exercises I was doing with her was jumping squats in place. I've done them countless times both with clients and in my own workouts. On set 5 of 6, I felt a slight pain in my lower back. It was...

joe8512‎, 02-21-2014 04:15 PM
02-22-2014, 10:53 AM Go to last post
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Finding a Gym Space Solution

I'm looking for a new place to train my clients. I currently work out of a approx 15x15 space with the essentials to train my clients but because I don't own the place there's occasionally someone in there working out. I also found it a disaster zone this morning when I walked in with my client. ...

HollisterHB‎, 02-15-2014 10:25 AM
02-22-2014, 10:46 AM Go to last post
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Certs don't always matter.

If you have experience, if you know what you are doing, if you have DONE it yourself and LOVE it....any single cert in the world will do. In the system we live in you just need one to legally train people. Who agrees with me?

liftnation1‎, 02-21-2014 01:11 PM
02-22-2014, 05:29 AM Go to last post
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Position Yourself As The Go-To Celebrity Fitness Expert!

The key to gaining influence and persuasion is how you are positioned. It has been said, “No one waits in a long line to meet the guru at the bottom of the mountain.” Positioning is nothing more than becoming the “guru” that people want to spend time with and spend money on. The great news is...

ActionMFJackson‎, 02-21-2014 10:33 PM
02-21-2014, 10:33 PM Go to last post
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ankle rehab help

I don't know if this is the right category for this question but I'll give it a go. I'm a level 10 gymnast and ever since I've been competing big skills such as double backs or full twisting double backs I've always tweaked my right ankle. The sprains are never severe, like to the point of not...

gymnast16‎, 02-21-2014 06:42 PM
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AED/CPR certification? ACE

Never mind

kinggrant‎, 02-21-2014 02:16 PM
02-21-2014, 02:16 PM Go to last post
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Feedback on my personal trainer app

Hi, I have as a hobby project made an App aiming to make the work of the personal trainer easier and I'm looking for some feedback. The app is aimed to replace the pen and paper approach used by some trainers. I wanted to make is as fast as possible to log sessions and think that I have made a...

cawera‎, 06-16-2013 08:45 AM
02-21-2014, 01:53 PM Go to last post
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I am not having any luck looking for a job as a personal trainer

I got my new certification from NASM 3-4 days ago.Applied to 10 gyms so far with no luck.I have 2 yrs experience as a personal trainer.

ilovefit1989‎, 02-21-2014 10:57 AM
02-21-2014, 01:44 PM Go to last post
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Feedback on my Personal Training business website

Ok, for anyone that saw what it looked like before, this is a huge improvement. Give honest feedback on anything and everything for reps. Thanks! Edit: I got the set up from which they're having a big launch sale for new websites/redesigns...

supermant11‎, 02-18-2014 01:55 PM
02-21-2014, 01:43 PM Go to last post
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personal training demonstration for job opportunity.

Ok gentlebrahs. I have my third job interview this Wednesday, and its to be a demonstration of my knowledge. Ive never been this far in the interview process. Do any of my fellow CPT's have and tips on this process? Things to focus on? Reps for helpful responses

Sonkei-san‎, 02-21-2014 11:09 AM
02-21-2014, 01:12 PM Go to last post
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I am sure this may be a FAQ, so if anyone knows of an existing thread please feel free to post that link. I've had a life altering experience courtesy of 3 dedicated PTs. Feel free to see my BodySpace for more on that. In short I'm a "Biggest Loser" and its changed my life & released the person...

BuckSpin‎, 07-03-2008 09:16 AM
02-21-2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
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Personal issue of a personal trainer

Today I was working with one particular client who has NO background in fitness/not a clue how to move her body. She was really just not understanding proper squat form... so I started her with little up and down movements, bending of the knees, gradually increasing the movements' likeness to a...

caseyl84‎, 02-21-2014 08:21 AM
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Is it worth being A Personal Trainer?

Im thinking about doing a career change form IT, to Personal Training. I got laid off in May and Im having a hard time finding work, so I was thinking about becaming a personal trainer. any input and insight would be greatfull.

gabe522k3‎, 08-12-2009 05:59 AM
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In-Home Training Availability

The availability of in-home trainers seems limited compared to the amount of trainers working in a specified area. I was just wondering why more trainers don't choose to offer in-home services? I would think this would be a chance to make a higher pay rate. You would be getting a premium for the...

SugarFree1‎, 02-17-2014 09:30 PM
02-21-2014, 04:09 AM Go to last post
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how can i respectfully tell a gym owner i will not train at the facility

I am training at a local gym where I am not comfortable. With the clients I have, I am unable to have any creative control on nutrition, program they are going through, or anything regarding the client. My only job is to follow what the one trainer has created. I have over a decade of experience...

my_name_is_bob‎, 02-20-2014 10:50 AM
02-20-2014, 10:27 PM Go to last post
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Getting started in the industry

I need some experience to achieve my ultimate goal of opening my own fitness facility. I have my BS in KIN from a 4 year university, my C.S.C.S certification and my CPR/AEd certs. I currently work at a job I don't like too much that I have been at for 7 years. I am 24 years old. I want to be in...

sbmovement‎, 01-24-2014 03:59 PM
02-20-2014, 06:28 PM Go to last post
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advise needed

I need some lifting advise please ! I'm a retired semi-pro athlete , retired in 08 . I've been in weight lifting since 04 . I didn't start hitting the weights hard till after I retired from racing . fast forward to now . I goto the gym 5 days Lately 6 days a week . I train all my body parts on...

x32racer‎, 02-18-2014 03:28 PM
02-20-2014, 04:47 PM Go to last post
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Type 1 diabetic looking for a career in health and fitness.

Hey I'm 30 years old and been in the sign industry for 9 years now. I was married last April in Jamaica. Over the last 3 years I've started working and have lost about 50 lbs. I was down from about 240 to 183 lbs. about 4 months before the wedding I started training real hard about 45 minutes of...

EZ4200‎, 02-20-2014 04:10 PM
02-20-2014, 04:10 PM Go to last post
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Thinking about starting my career

I graduated with a B.S. in kinesiology and I'm likely to take the ACE cert soon. I was wondering if I will need to check out all the study material still or if that is for someone with no background of knowledge and so forth. Although I want to continue the learning process, I'd like to take the...

broncos2447‎, 02-20-2014 12:34 PM
02-20-2014, 02:04 PM Go to last post
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If you've found the right business how do you get their referrals or them as clients?

When you see a business that would be a great place for u to get referrrals from (so like a sports medicine clinic, or a chiropractors office) how do u go about it? Like do I just show up and say heres how I could help your clients, do I offer them something (I'm just starting out so can't offer...

Craigy‎, 02-15-2014 02:25 PM
02-20-2014, 12:30 PM Go to last post
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