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  • Correct movement is the best corrective. Just...

    Correct movement is the best corrective. Just squat, press and pull correctly. To do it correctly, get a coach.
  • That's called "eye contact", and was a key part...

    That's called "eye contact", and was a key part of human communication before we decided we'd rather look at our phones.


    Your personal trainer contacted you to confirm start times?! Amazing....
  • An excellent post, Ryan. Both, of course. ...

    An excellent post, Ryan.


    Both, of course.

    Management are generally clueless. At the Y, their planned career development for a PT is that as they do more PT sessions, they do less gym shifts....
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    It's called adolescence. The typical adolescent...

    It's called adolescence. The typical adolescent male will put on at least 20kg from 12yo to 18yo even if he does nothing but play Nintendo and masturbate five times a day. If he actually lifts during...
  • I learned a lot simply from having the chance to...

    I learned a lot simply from having the chance to speak with and train so many people, hundreds each year. I would not have got this chance in a smaller place.

    But what I learned meant that after...
  • Yes. Do wait staff and chefs get paid if...

    Yes.

    Do wait staff and chefs get paid if booked customers don't show up? Do mechanics get paid if cars booked for a service don't show up?

    From the member's side, if I borrow a DVD and then...
  • As I said: we tend to value what we ourselves...

    As I said: we tend to value what we ourselves have.

    I assure you that the vast majority of personal training clients don't give a damn what you look like, so long as you're not actually obese....
  • If you have to experience a condition in order to...

    If you have to experience a condition in order to train it properly, then my job helping people rehab injuries just got a lot more painful.
  • Perhaps, Ramsden, when you have more experience,...

    Perhaps, Ramsden, when you have more experience, you will value experience more. We tend to value what we ourselves have.

    "I have abzorz" ---> abz must be important.
    "I have a degree" ---> a...
  • Thankyou for your useful and informed...

    Thankyou for your useful and informed contribution to discussions here, OP. We look forward to more incisive and thoughtful commentary in future.

    Abz, bro.
  • As I said, to get people to come to your place,...

    As I said, to get people to come to your place, you have to be good.

    Mike Burgener has a garage gym, as does Dan John. Many of the great and famous strength gyms started as garage gyms. Nobody...
  • I don't see why it's not an option to work at a...

    I don't see why it's not an option to work at a bigger gym. I've never heard of your town before, I just went to google maps and typed the names plus "gym" and there 20+ in a 10 mile radius. Someone...
  • Training them in a big box gym is more popular. ...

    Training them in a big box gym is more popular.

    You can't train as many if you go to them as if they come to you, since each minute you spend travelling is a minute less to train people. Bring...
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    The first question to ask yourself is: why are...

    The first question to ask yourself is: why are there no Biggest Loser Reunion Specials?

    Obese people have a very low rate of successful weight loss, it's lower success as you go up the obesity...
  • Thread: Bulk or cut?

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    You're underweight. Bulk. Look up a basic...

    You're underweight. Bulk.

    Look up a basic barbell programme like Starting Strength or one of the others which you can find in the powerlifting or women's sections of this site. Get bigger by...
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    We charge for half an hour because people cannot...

    We charge for half an hour because people cannot afford an hour. There are a few people who are genuinely pressed for time but usually it's the money.

    A better way is to lower the price by...
  • The principles of effective training are simple,...

    The principles of effective training are simple, the practice is more complicated.

    If you have a young healthy motivated athlete who eats well, okay that's easy.

    But what if they're old? What...
  • Your lack of experience may make it hard for you...

    Your lack of experience may make it hard for you to be an effective trainer, but it will not stop you from making money, ineffective trainers make money all the time. Remember the two words in the...
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    I worked for 4 years in the YMCA in 3 different...

    I worked for 4 years in the YMCA in 3 different gyms and a council-run community gym and was a very successful personal trainer. For the last year or so I've run my own moderately successful garage ...
  • You don't need any qualifications at all to call...

    You don't need any qualifications at all to call yourself a trainer, there's no law prohibiting it. In practice you want some quals to get employed and/or insured, and believe it or not you might...
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