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Dissertation Project

Hi guys, I'm due to start my research project/dissertation in september i have to pick an area im interested in. (Sports science) As a PT the 1st idea i have is to run something on PEDs/steriods within sports, advantages, ethics morals etc Then another about sports supplements. Anyway...

ekpt‎, 07-09-2014 02:02 PM
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Spam: Somebody please explain progressive overload

Simple question - How to go about it? 6 months into lifting: One Example:- 1) I was pressing 60 lbs on military press, now this week I moved to 80 lbs, I can only do 3-4 reps on my own and another 3 reps with the help of spotter, so next week should I move up the weight scale or should I try to...

shrededdream‎, 07-09-2014 07:07 AM
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Difficult client?

I have a client with weight loss goals. She kicks ass in the gym, but she has a hard time setting goals. For example I had her make a food log we found that she was not getting enough cal. She is eating less then half required calories to maintain muscle growth. When I told her she needs to eat...

kinggrant‎, 07-10-2014 12:11 PM
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Un motivated clients

What is the best way to deal with clients that do the absolute minimum?

Brightskin67‎, 07-07-2014 09:15 AM
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Serious anterior pelvic tilt

Friend sits at a desk 10 hours a day 6 days a week and has horrible anterior pelvic tilt. I figured you guys could help give him some advice as to best ways to work on fixing it.

ecl1980‎, 07-11-2014 07:04 AM
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Muscle Activation Technique

Anyone have opinion on these guys @ ? Just saw a long presentation from one of their trainers. Basically they do PNF in reverse. Instead of stretching or contracting a tight muscle, they isometrically contract the antagonist.

pcproffy‎, 03-04-2011 05:06 PM
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becoming a personal trainer

Most people post asking if it is worth the time and money to invest into obtaining this cert. I can see how this can vary from individual to individual. I'm looking looking into to this as a part time profession. Probably the best question for this is what does it take time wise and what does...

boxingmedic‎, 07-07-2014 02:42 AM
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Personal Trainer Certification

I'm looking into getting my personal trainer license. What are some credible places I could obtain it at?

wilson81thomas‎, 07-07-2014 09:11 AM
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Tricep Pushdown Question

Sometimes when I do them I have to sort of pull my back down with it. Is this bad for my back? If so, is there a different tricep exercise that doesn't put my back at risk?

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-11-2014 05:40 PM
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Arrow Self sufficient fitness

As trainers, do you want your clients to stick with you forever, or would you rather them become self sufficient? I believe in the latter. Yes, if they stay with me out of loyalty, or respect my knowledge and customized services, great! But I want people to become confident and versed enough in...

SelfSufficient‎, 07-10-2014 07:08 PM
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Where can I have a consultation visit

So, I'm a freelance personal trainer. Client is @ 24 hrs. Where can I have a consultation visit besides my home so that I can measure %BF, etc.? also, do you guys get medical clearance before training?

ntruong‎, 07-05-2014 12:43 PM
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Suggesting female client go to doc about weight loss

Long term female client has lost 60lbs...beeen stuck at around 200lbs. Won content I gave her meal plan with Rd. Followed program, consistent with workouts and stuff on her own. Weight has gone up to 209 Has cut out sugar, increased fiber.... Virtually does everything that is recommended to the...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 07-03-2014 08:09 AM
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NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job

NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job sent my resume to NHE for the PFMS position. I've done a lot of research on the company and have found them to be legit. The problem is the mastertrainer exam they use to test your expertise. Everyone says it's harder than...

wiscoek‎, 02-08-2013 06:37 AM
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Warmup routine with clients

What does your usual warmup look like for clients? I'm considering changing mine as it takes a little too long. It looks like this: -5-10 min cardio warmup (usually on their own) -foam roll -muscle activation exercises -light warmup sets with the main exercise (body weight squats, etc)

DStanley3‎, 07-07-2014 04:56 AM
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Question Just need 1 CEC to renew ACE

like it says, I just need 1 CEC for my ACE renewal (got the other 2 from BTS Group Power) and I would like suggestions. I've been thinking along the lines of nutrition but will consider other stuff. My previous CEC's were through YogaFit... a little pricey. I'm looking for something quick...

Jack_Lupino‎, 09-17-2009 10:23 PM
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I'm about to get ct fletcher master plan certification is the most legit one srs

You actually have to lift to past the certification test thinking about doing it.

94beastmode‎, 07-02-2014 07:54 PM
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Personal Trainer with a "Powerlifter's physique"

Been contemplating becoming a trainer at a local chain gym, Gold's, 24 hour Fitness etc...I already have my NSCA study materials. Ive been thinking lately after really paying attention to these trainers in the gym...they're mostly really slim/ a bigger guy and strength training is my focus,...

THETEXAN40‎, 07-02-2014 09:12 PM
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Need some tips on floor pulling

I'm fairly new to this so I'm still lacking confidence in floor pulling. What are some techniques you guys use when floor pulling prospective clients? What do you initially say? Especially if they're on a cardio machine with their headphones in, I feel rude making them take out their headphones and...

jesteraq‎, 06-30-2014 07:12 AM
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Post This is REALLY how much money you will make as Personal Trainer

If you have experience and information regarding a particular health club, your help in building this list for the sake of all personal trainers is greatly appreciated. Reminders: If you are a personal trainer, unless you are working floor shifts or employed at a very unique club, you are...

mrJustinPierce‎, 10-19-2010 07:34 PM
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Thoughts on the biomechanics of the Chest Fly

I am not a trainer which is why I'm thought of posting this here. I came across this video by Jeff Cavaliere (Athlean X guy) on chest flys. I don't know much about about the anatomy, but it seems like his points make sense and he seems credible (trainer for Major League Baseball Team) ...

golfwolf‎, 06-30-2014 07:52 AM
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Interview at Golds tomorrow! HELP!

So I have an interview at Gold's Gym tomorrow and need a little help on what to expect. This would be my first job in the fitness industry and I have no idea what the typical interview process is like. Has anyone here ever been interviewed by Gold's? If so, how did it go? And if not, are there...

soren_xavier‎, 06-26-2014 06:09 PM
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I've been thinking a lot about spotting lately. How important is it to always be spotting the client? When you're training a client are you are on top of the client with your hands hovering by the bar for every rep, or once they have the motion down do you take a couple of steps back and let them...

soren_xavier‎, 06-30-2014 08:13 PM
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I've been Cleared to Play Football

After breaking my leg I've been cleared to start running and jum

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-02-2014 06:28 PM
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I've been Cleared to Run and Jump

After breaking my leg I've been cleared to start running and jumping and the doctor said I will probably be able to play football. She also said that some people don't fully recover from a broken tib/fib, and they lose a tiny bit of speed. I'm turning 15 in a week and I'm supposed to grow...

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-02-2014 06:30 PM
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Two questions... one regarding appointment frequency and the other a general question

So the first question: Say you have a client that's no stranger to the gym and is solid in terms of form, etc. You put them on a program that starts out with a total body circuit, done twice per week. After the first couple of weeks, how do you justify the appointments, rather than just simply...

J187‎, 06-30-2014 06:33 AM
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