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Lightbulb Books You Should Read

I regularly see posts asking for help on how to get more clients, how to start online training, etc. I've come up with a list of books I think will help new trainers answer many of these questions as well as help veteran trainers boost their numbers. I have included part of the Amazon synopsis so...

amsgator‎, 07-07-2016 04:47 PM
08-12-2016, 10:20 PM Go to last post
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Help out a teen (Maybe free Meal plan?)

I'm 14 5'4 and 49kg I gym 3-4 times a week for 1-2 hrs and do cardio everyday for about 30 min and I was wondering 1. Should I super lean bulk or cut 2. If I should super lean bulk (minimal fat gain) how many calories should I consume 3. If I should cut how many calories 4. Estimated bf% 5....

NathanGrey‎, 08-08-2016 08:20 AM
08-12-2016, 05:55 PM Go to last post
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SgtPepper233‎, 08-01-2016 10:51 AM
08-12-2016, 01:16 PM Go to last post
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What To Say When Your First Potential Client Asks..........

Let's say you're a new Personal Trainer, and you have a few potential clients who will be your first, and they ask how many clients you have trained, how would you respond? This is assuming you've never trained a client in your life (except maybe friends and family).

NobleCarnivore‎, 07-26-2016 10:19 PM
08-11-2016, 10:31 AM Go to last post
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NSCA Exam --a couple of Q's about the exam--

I will be taking the exam within the next 2 weeks. I have a couple of questions for those that are certified by the NSCA. --Is the exam hard? --What is the minimum percentage you need to get in order to pass? --What part would you focus on more if you can go back and re-study for the...

bigcalves‎, 07-03-2008 08:19 PM
08-10-2016, 09:47 AM Go to last post
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Hand pain

Hello guys! I am new here. Yesterday i had a problem, was in the gym for fb workout and after had basketball game where i made some strong dunk's and today i have a hand pain, if i bend my hand i fell pain also if i touch red line the same. Where is the problem? Any ideas? Thanks in advance

LinasL‎, 08-08-2016 02:34 PM
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Smile Research Study

Hi I am a Masters research student at UCL conducting a study on the tools (off-line and on-line) that fitness professionals and their clients use to plan and track fitness progress. I believe possible solutions could mean better fitness results and greater client retention. Participation is easy,...

weekej‎, 05-20-2011 08:14 AM
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Knee pain. How much time to rest usually?

Have what I think is runners knee. I have completely stopped all leg exercises and running since 1 week ago and the pain has gone down a lot. I have been icing 3 times a day as well. How long does runners knee generally take to go away?

cmcneilly‎, 08-08-2016 12:39 PM
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Thumbs up What to look for in an online Coach?

Background: Iím 34, 5í7, roughly 159lbs, 11-12% Bodyfat. Iíve lost ~41lbs since the beginning of the year, (by myself) by focusing on healthy eating, nutrition, calorie deficits, exercise, etcÖ Iíve never done something like this before in my life, but I managed to figure most of it out through...

Chilli352‎, 08-01-2016 05:05 AM
08-06-2016, 03:28 PM Go to last post
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Any advice or guidance for someone making a career change into personal training?

Hey everyone. I am considering a career change from education to personal training. I plan on pursuing the NASM cert. I don't have any background in science or nutrition, but Ive always enjoyed helping people with their diets or workouts, as I'm well read in the area given that its a personal...

bsem2%40mail.com‎, 08-05-2016 10:28 AM
08-06-2016, 03:25 PM Go to last post
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Personal trainer in Japan. Is that real?

Hello everyone, My name is Anton, I'm 24 yo and I come from Russia. Everyday I work as a personal Trainer in Moscow. Travelling is my passion. I have visited over 20 countries so far, including the great U S and A last year :). I want to continue my passion despite the fact I'm paid very well......

Krusevsky‎, 07-24-2016 02:06 PM
08-05-2016, 03:16 PM Go to last post
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Clients that insist on doing things a certain way

How do you personally deal with people that insist on the following: 1. Skipping the dynamic warm-up and just doing the resistance training or cardio portion of the workout. 2. Skipping lower body and just focusing on upper. 3. Avoiding anything that may potentially cause soreness. ...

etherHATESether‎, 07-28-2016 01:08 PM
08-05-2016, 10:57 AM Go to last post
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Question Cheap NASM CEU's?

I am certified through NASM. Every two years I need to acquire continuing education units by taking a class, doing home study, attending a seminar, etc. The NASM approved CEU's shown on their website are expensive! Does anybody know any good cheap online CEU's for NASM? If not online, located...

theGuy045‎, 05-25-2009 06:41 PM
08-04-2016, 04:25 PM Go to last post
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Question Suggestion on my "Workout"

I'm asking here because I figured there would be more knowledgable folks in this section (=. I could use some advice. I've been out of the gym for a couple years due to a herniated disc (thoracic). Just got back in and my first week has been really great, I really missed it! The issue is...

Adanacto‎, 08-03-2016 11:01 PM
08-04-2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post
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Transitioning to physical therapy tech was a huge mistake

I've been at this new job for something like three weeks now. First week: One of the patients starts sexually harassing me. Giving me creepy notes and gifts, posting about "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WOMEN" I am on Craigslist missed connections. Second week: A patient is doing side leg lifts with her...

lexinak‎, 08-04-2012 12:10 PM
08-02-2016, 09:40 PM Go to last post
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Does/Did anyone here work at Lifetime Fitness?

I applied online a few days ago and have not heard back. If you worked there and applied online, do you remember how long it took to get a callback?

fittttt‎, 08-01-2016 09:35 PM
08-02-2016, 12:24 PM Go to last post
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fully booked with clients?

Just out of curiosity how many of you actually train full time? How long and how did you achieve this?

quinnhoeppner‎, 07-27-2016 05:29 PM
08-02-2016, 10:31 AM Go to last post
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Starting Your Own Personal Training Business

So how does one go about doing this? Anyone on here have their own? I currently work at a gym but I've been having people that know me that do not go to the gym I workout contact me that are really serious about training and willing to pay a good amount. And the awesome part is I get 100%. Working...

MG5‎, 07-30-2016 06:42 PM
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Am I too Old To Become a Personal Trainer at 44?

Becoming a personal trainer is something I always wanted to do. A little personal background. I have worked out on and off most my life. I am in the process of separation and getting a divorce. I plan on moving to Florida and want to become a personal trainer. I have worked in a gym before in...

salatheel‎, 06-17-2009 09:05 AM
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Anybody to share CEU texts? (NASM or other)

I recently became a NASM Certified Trainer, and not long after being certified I purchased NASM's "Weight Loss Specialist" course for 1.9 CEU. They didn't provide a text book, instead they provided a 160+ page .PDF that I printed out to make a text book of my own. I can't afford any more...

Maynard311862‎, 12-29-2012 06:06 PM
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no soreness after workout..am i doing wrong?

hello, its my 5th month in the weight's lifting ...i dont feel soreness after workout immediately or after 1 day...no chest soreness no shoulders soreness no arms soreness...the only part i feel soreness are legs, so am i doing my excersie wrong? or i still have weak arms to reach the pump in chest...

rafatrafat1‎, 07-19-2016 05:38 PM
07-27-2016, 01:01 PM Go to last post
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So how much $ do you charge for a session?

Hey guys, I want to know more about all you PT's out there! 1 - How much $ per session? 2 - How long is each session? 3 - How many yrs xp do you have? For me:

SamuelCoke‎, 07-13-2016 05:48 AM
07-26-2016, 07:34 PM Go to last post
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The biomechanics behind putting a plate under heels for a squat

Hi all, can someone please explain the biomechanics behind putting some plates under your heels when doing a squat? My take on it is that it forces your centre of gravity in a more anterior direction, placing less strain on the posterior muscles (hamstrings, glutes, etc). Does having...

markyyyyyy‎, 01-06-2011 04:50 AM
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Where can i find a decent trainer in LA?

hey, guys i've been looking for a decent trainer in LA for some time now...i've been looking at local gyms .... and all the trainers imo look out of shape/old...i personally don't feel comfortable taking advice from people who clearly don't do what they're telling others to do... also what Gyms...

MrEatyourCookie‎, 07-25-2016 02:26 PM
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CSCS Test Day Eve!

Tomorrow is the day that I've been putting off for the last 4 years. I'm finally taking the CSCS exam!! I've been studying pretty intensely for the last month or so and have been incorporating the NSCA's program design techniques into my daily rehabilitation and strength training programs for...

DPSportsBabe‎, 06-23-2014 08:57 AM
07-25-2016, 07:23 AM Go to last post
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