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  • Krakkerz hit the nail on the head. The truth...

    Krakkerz hit the nail on the head.

    The truth is there isn't much you can do to train your muscles to fire faster. Most of the increase of power comes from more force/strength and improved...
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    I've done both and have had much greater success...

    I've done both and have had much greater success with monthly payments. I offer both 1 month and 3 month commitment options for my 1-on-1 clients (almost all do the 3 month and about half pay upfront...
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    I don't use them a ton, but I generally use them...

    I don't use them a ton, but I generally use them as a DE exercise (higher box, fast bar speed) during a power block. For strength out of the hole, I am more of a paused squat guy.
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    I would work on gaining about 30 pounds of muscle...

    I would work on gaining about 30 pounds of muscle before incorporating any advanced plyometric exercises. You won't see much benefit from them without having the necessary strength, not to mention...
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    It interests me as well, but not really...

    It interests me as well, but not really applicable for 99% of the population. Whether lactic acid attaches to a H+ and gets shuttled out of the cell or it gets converted back to pyruvate, will it...
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    A lot is still unknown, but understand that your...

    A lot is still unknown, but understand that your body wants to be as efficient as possible. If given the opportunity, it will use it as fuel. If due to increased intensity or lack of recovery, your...
  • The school is not interested in you (at least not...

    The school is not interested in you (at least not now). Whether you run a 4.2 or a 5.2, it makes no difference. This is not to degrade you or your abilities, but this visit/combine has no bearing on...
  • First it was D3, now it's NAIA? First you had to...

    First it was D3, now it's NAIA? First you had to pay, now you don't?

    I've been on both side of this situation, as a collegiate player and coach, and if you have any question whether a school is...
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    They assist in shoulder flexion, which is...

    They assist in shoulder flexion, which is important for running and jumping.
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    Generally, people that speak the loudest and most...

    Generally, people that speak the loudest and most often have the least to say....

    Going back to point one. Let's say I have a couple that comes to me asking to train at 6:00am, but I currently...
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    Lengthy contracts can be mutually beneficial. ...

    Lengthy contracts can be mutually beneficial.

    Example 1: Early mornings are my busiest time of the day to train clients and at this time I cannot take anymore clients. By signing a contract a...
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    In a crunch, you can see some benefits if you...

    In a crunch, you can see some benefits if you really emphasize the eccentric and/or isometric portion of a movement, or by doing single leg variations. Bodyweight exercises are definitely not ideal...
  • Somewhere between today and the day you develop a...

    Somewhere between today and the day you develop a stress fracture (give or take a couple of days).
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    Just to stir the pot with Ramsden and Ronin :) ...

    Just to stir the pot with Ramsden and Ronin :)

    http://www.ericcressey.com/how-much-protein-do-you-really-need
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    I know it's hard work, but try reading the thread...

    I know it's hard work, but try reading the thread from the start.

    It's a romantic idea to think someone is going to be extremely successful without any help. It might happen from time to time, but...
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    If they sign a contract for 3 months they are...

    If they sign a contract for 3 months they are expected to train for 3 months (most end up paying for all 3 months upfront). I have never had a client not complete their 3 month commitment, but to...
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    Again, you're wrong. You don't get an interview...

    Again, you're wrong. You don't get an interview because you graduated with a B.S. and a 3.5 GPA. You get an interview because your freshman roommate's uncle is a VP at Fortune 500 company and is...
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    Exactly what Kyle said. When I first started I...

    Exactly what Kyle said.

    When I first started I offered prepaid packages that clients could use at their leisure. No contract, no commitment. Some people got good results, but many were very...
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    Only a small amount of the value of higher...

    Only a small amount of the value of higher education comes from what you learn in the classroom - most of the value comes from building your social network and learning time management/critical...
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    I would stick with the accounting degree and get...

    I would stick with the accounting degree and get a part time job as a trainer during school. If you like it enough, you can become a full time trainer after school. An exercise science/kinesiology...
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