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Knee injury: Worn articular cartilage

My client has been squatting for a few yrs. She uses a sandbag and has only gone up to 20/25 lbs. After having slight knee pain, she went to doctor and pt, who said the cartilage in her knee is worn down. She is blaming this on squatting with me below parallel. Her form is excellent and she has...

trainertam‎, 07-09-2016 09:37 PM
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Help! Winged Scapula I think :(. Prob. not though... Atrophy? Rolling Shoulders?

This happened about 4 months ago... Woke up in the morning with a terrible neck pain. Stiff ASF. Could not move it at all. This kept me from working out for a good 4 months. You can imagine the gains I lost. Tingleness/Numbness in my fingers. This is all completely gone. Almost positive this...

mistilz‎, 07-14-2016 01:44 PM
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What textbooks from college would you recommend keeping?

For those who got a degree in Kinesiology, which text books would you recommend someone to keep? Just the kinesiology class textbooks and sports nutrition, or the anatomy, physiology and chemistry text books?

Ace Corona‎, 03-01-2016 11:56 AM
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ADVICE NEEDED - PT flirting and relationships!

I know this may not be the right place to post this, but I wanted a trainers point of view... Because he's not just 'any' guy he's my trainer so some of what he does might be because of his role, I think anyway... Bit of background without boring you all, been training with him for about a year,...

magical2008‎, 07-12-2016 07:09 AM
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Unhappy I have a bad ROTATOR CUFF injury, what should I do?

20 yrs, male, 67 Kg, 172cm I used to do lateral side raises using a really heavy weight for like 15 reps so I started to have pain in my left shoulder but I continued to do that so the pain got worse... I haven't been to the gym for almost 7 months, I really miss lifting weights so what do u...

KhalilQarben‎, 07-10-2016 07:45 AM
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cut or bulk???? help!!

14 years old, male, 5'3, 125 lbs, HS football is coming up soon and i don't think i can play WR at this body fat, im sick of being fat but dont want to look like a twig. help me please

lax1426‎, 07-09-2016 06:23 AM
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The fitness industry

As explained by The Wire.

KyleAaron‎, 07-09-2016 04:25 AM
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Question NASM Study Buddy (or Study Group) ^_^

Hi everyone. Hope you have had a pleasant weekend. I'm studying for the NASM PT exam and would really value having a Study Buddy (or Study Group, as the title indicates). I'm very dedicated, very consistent. I study for an hour everyday and then spend 30 minutes doing practice quizzes. ...

LiveItToLearnIt‎, 06-26-2016 10:44 PM
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UK - Best Route for Funded Personal Training Certificate?

Hi, I'm from London and I've finished my A Levels the summer before last, started uni but I totally picked the wrong degree, I should've gone the personal trainer route straight away but I'm pursuing it now and really need your advice. As I've left school I have very little money so ideally want...

6weeksillbready‎, 02-13-2011 03:18 PM
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PT Software recommendations

Dear fellow trainers, I am in desperate need of an excel like piece of software where i can quickly slot my clients exercises in for the day and print of graphs if needed to show them their strength improvements or weight loss achievments. Yes I'm aware i could spend 100's of hours making this...

BrettJS‎, 07-06-2016 06:41 PM
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Can I become a personal traner without being certified?

Is it legal for me to train clients without having any sort of certification? Of course I will tell them I am not certified, but is there anything illegal about it?

Lopez27‎, 07-01-2011 01:07 PM
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How useful is this section?

Going through the last few pages, many threads have no replies which isn't very positive from a user perspective. Is there still a need for an entire section or would it be better to consolidate into one simple questions thread and keep most of the stickies? Any other thoughts?

ForumSentinel‎, 03-10-2016 01:50 PM
07-06-2016, 07:27 PM Go to last post
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Supplements & Diabetes

Sup personal trainers/diabetic muscle builders. I have a couple of questions to ask about supplements. So I'm 18, 157 lbs and I'm 5"9.5' I have been developing an extensive workout and meal plan to finally gain muscle. I have spoken to a nutritionist about my caloric intake, surplus, etc. What I...

Vanguard15‎, 03-05-2016 10:27 AM
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How to get more PT Clients

Hello, I have a quick question for you smart people. Currently, I work for a gym company and my goal is to be able to sell more training sessions. Any ideas about what kind of stuff I should do to get people's attention? I want to book more assessments with people around the gym and sit down...

PTJohnE‎, 07-06-2016 10:56 AM
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Workout Template For MAC (numbers)

Does anyone have or know where to find a workout template on mac numbers ? would help me out loads rather than paying for these subscriptions online

liamMoore‎, 03-07-2016 12:55 PM
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Men's Physique Coach Bay Area

Hello, I am reaching out to the community to help point me in the direction of a men's physique competition coach in or around the bay area. This is my first competition. If somebody could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks Brian

Bsquared8‎, 03-21-2016 01:10 PM
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Smile Long distance training

Looking for some advice! I'm a new personal trainer and have recently just gotten my first job! :) I will be moving to a new state in a few short weeks to begin this job. I have some friends from where I'm currently living who would like to use my services, however I'm obviously moving away....

dlmazurowski‎, 07-06-2016 08:32 AM
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Searching for information

Hi guys! I have a question.. What do you think is the best source for my client to get information? Like what is the most reliable source? I need something specific.. Thanks!

Getfitdonotquit‎, 07-06-2016 07:02 AM
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NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Exam

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has taken, as well as has any tips for the NCSF Sports Nutrition Specialist Exam? I'm aware that it's more of a newer cert, so most people may not have done it yet. However, it's worth a try. Let me know! Thanks

BSaNtIaGo2K‎, 07-06-2016 07:31 AM
07-06-2016, 07:55 AM Go to last post
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NHE Personal Fitness Management Specilist Job(anyone know about them)

I got an email from NHE friday saying this Wellness Professional, Your resume was received via In terms of your resume, we are interested in discussing your availability in relation to an open Personal Fitness Management Specialist (PFMS) position. This is not a sales or marketing...

fitguy23‎, 01-27-2014 12:05 PM
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Don't do Cardio and Weights on the Same day?

Hey guys and gals, I was asking my trainer about his workout regimen and he said that he does, weights 3 times per week and cardio twice or three times per week. I just saw a youtube vid with trainer (Darin Steen)where he mentioned doing cards and weights on alternate days. Questions: ...

fittguy‎, 03-14-2010 06:06 AM
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Am I doing it right ?

A average day for me will would be 7am cardio 7:30am 50g oatmeal , 100g egg whites 20 g of optimun nutrition gold standard whey 12:00am 200g chicken breast 100g brown rice 100g broccoli 4pm 100g tuna 50g pasta 50g sweet corn Pre work out 1 serving of optimun nutrition pro bcaas ...

CConnor96‎, 03-09-2016 01:34 PM
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Quick question regarding planes of movement

Im taking a fitness knowledge course and currently learning about planes of motion. While i understand the differences of sagittal, frontal and transverse one thing that had me shaking my head is how golfing is in line to the transverse plane. Explanation plzz???

Manic181‎, 03-06-2016 02:48 PM
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Arrow An online service would ask questions to determine your genetic body type

I find this question really interesting to discuss and it's very important to me personally. If online service would ask you questions to determine your genetic body type (like mesomorph for instance, or your tendencies to the 3 types) as reliably and easily to answer as possible, what'd you let...

Melhower‎, 03-15-2016 10:33 AM
07-06-2016, 05:46 AM Go to last post
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Interveiw @ GoodLife Fitness

Hi Guys, I jus got my PTS cert. (CanFitPro) a month ago and i have my first interview with GoodLife tomorrow afternoon. I jus need some advice.... 1. What should i wear?? (dress clothes/ sweats) 2. What type of questions should i expect to hear? 3. Should i perpare a workout plan? I jus...

sharpfitness‎, 02-18-2010 12:03 PM
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