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Online Trainer opporitunity

Hey! I am looking for an online trainer to help me shed some weight. I'm not new to gym. I was a powerlifter in my 20s and dabbled in bodybuilding in my 30s. I will be 40 this year and I am looking for someone to create a meal plan and workout plan to get me shredded up. I will take before,...

Danniebeard‎, 01-24-2020 06:09 AM
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Post Personal Training

As a up & coming PT, within the industry I was hoping to get some insight into what specialized areas can help you stand out and succeed within a busy industry? Any help advice and direction is always welcome

29KC‎, 02-10-2020 10:34 PM
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Post Why Gym classes important for us?

You presumably didn't have any acquaintance with it at that point, however, the exercise center classes you took during your school years impacted the individual you became. In the event that you had all around shown invigorating classes in the exercise room, you learned significant physical...

emilyharry‎, 03-17-2020 06:13 AM
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Studying how to determine "good" clients

Hello, I am doing some research with a psychologist on how to determine if an individual is a good fit for personal training (either in-person or online). For example, what personality characteristics, goals, demographic factors, etc... determine if someone is likely to follow-through from...

eworthington‎, 03-12-2020 11:02 AM
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Smile What do you do as a personal trainer?

What does a fitness coach do? Numerous athletic coaches work in wellness focuses, yet some others work for instructive administrations or medical clinics, contingent upon their forte. Where you work will decide your day by day obligations, however normal obligations for an individual athletic...

emilyharry‎, 03-11-2020 02:24 AM
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Wordpress Themes

Hello. So, I decided that my website desperately needs a thematic overhaul if I want it to look like I'm offering services seriously and not just a blog page. I've been looking around myself via google and Wordpress, as that's what I'm using and I was hoping that perhaps some of you could please...

mike584‎, 02-07-2020 05:48 PM
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General question about obtainin a certification

Hey all, First time posting in this section. Quick background: I'm a general pediatrician who wants to educate the broader medical community on nutrition and exercise. I've been a regular member on this forum for >15 years, I've read thousands of papers on exercise/nutrition, and I feel like...

Heisman2‎, 12-24-2019 07:14 AM
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Shoulder impingement

Hey trainers, Quick question, I’ve started getting bad impingement in my left shoulder from any overhead exercise. Never been a problem after a lifetime of training till now. I’ve noticed that my left scapula is winging a lot now too. I feel it when I sit in a car seat or lie on my back. I...

David5302‎, 03-03-2020 01:03 AM
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Reading material for having programs

Where can I read about different programs? Just got certified in personal training. Have a background in strength focused training. Know a lot about training, but nervous about creating programs. What reading can I do?

Bailout987‎, 02-17-2020 11:20 PM
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Need some guidance advice!

So i'm new to the world of actually taking care of my body. Im trying to figure out the best plan of action for my anatomy. Let me explain the scenario. So first... i'm an ectomorph, doesn't matter what I eat, I don't bulk. Second, I've become slightly "skinny fat". I have some fat on my...

apple3480‎, 02-01-2020 01:06 AM
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I think I am fat or maybe just skinny fat and I don't know where to turn to!

First post here, long time lurker. Anyway, I am an 18 year old male. Up until about a month ago I would drink about 3-4 sodas a week. It has been a month or so and I have dropped soda fully from my diet (i'm assuming that helps with getting trid of stomach fat) yet I still drink lemonade every once...

aidanB09‎, 01-23-2020 09:55 PM
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I decided on NASM. Signed up last night. Took the practice test on the NASM Edge app.

I immediately took the test after signing up and downloading the app. I wanted to see how much I forgot after 15 years of not being a certified trainer and being out of the fitness culture for approximately the last ten years (up until last January). I did better than I thought I would in some...

SmithJLee‎, 12-09-2019 06:27 PM
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Unhappy Just got a NASM PES. I just don't feel qualified to have it.

I failed the test twice. I have a nasm got that I got on my own merit (not that there's much of a choice). I used my notes, the textbook, and some of Google to pass. I answered most questions on my own and got a 75%, but I'm not too hyped about it. I honestly feel kind of ashamed really. I need the...

TheTransMan‎, 12-20-2019 09:05 PM
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Indefinate Personal Training?

Hello, I am a member of a large chain gym, and I have had a personal trainer there since December (about 60 days now). At the start, I was about 100 pounds overweight. With her help (2x a week), I have lost significant weight (about 25 pounds so far), and she's better then other trainer's I've...

Bmuir40‎, 01-27-2020 10:44 AM
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ID this Youtuber Trainer

I was looking at some training videos recently, and found a trainer clip someone posted on Twitter. I think I saw some other videos of this guy giving tips about chest training, but I don't know his name. The person who posted the Twitter video didn't link to the source. Does anyone know the...

TyAbs90‎, 01-25-2020 05:50 AM
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Thoracic herniation t-6/7 and 7/8 at 24

Hi guys, so I'm going to make this as short as possible. My whole life I have been very active, played sports like lacrosse, basketball and football. Favorite activities are hiking and snowboarding. Always was in the gym. During freshmen year of college I started getting pains in my chest,...

xchrisdag‎, 01-20-2020 08:08 PM
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Poll Poll: The strongest PT issues?

Good morning, from your experience, what are your biggest hurdles/challenges as personal trainers in working with clients?

RabbitFood197‎, 01-10-2020 04:02 AM
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Lightbulb What type of payment do you accept?

Hi there! My name is Pierre, I am new to this forum. I created an account as I am a starting my freelance career as personal trainer and I am struggling to get paid in time as my clients say bank transfer is a hurdle. They ask me if I could accept cash or take the card, but I don't want to pay any...

Phou62‎, 01-09-2020 09:02 AM
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Who are the good yoga teachers?

I'm thinking about learning yoga and want to know who I should follow.

BlackJack619‎, 12-20-2019 09:00 PM
01-05-2020, 11:35 AM Go to last post
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Post workout volume and muscle hypertrophy:-A burning issue!!!!

i have seen some videos and read scientific articles(?) that suggest that workout volume is the only thing necessary for muscle hypertrophy means workout volume=weights x reps x sets 1000= 10kgx10x10 equals

lazyfatso‎, 12-16-2019 09:46 PM
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What to do when everyone keeps asking you to be their training partner??

I apologize in advance if this isn't the appropriate section to post this question, but I am new to bodybuilding.com and this is my first ever posted question. My question is does anyone else have the problem of everyone asking to be your training partner but haven't figured out a polite way to say...

ErikCarranzaFit‎, 12-24-2019 10:10 PM
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Unhappy Failed my CSCS today. Hold me brahs :(

Took the CSCS for the 1st time today and going into it I had the mindset that it was going to be the hardest test ever. I spent the last couple months really getting down the A&P of the body and all the scientific terms. I then crammed with practice test APPs and online studying the past 3 full...

TyBaseball‎, 02-22-2016 10:52 PM
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Hard gainer vs. easy gainer

I posted this elsewhere but didn't get the kind of responses I was looking for. Hard gainer vs. easy gainer First of all, I'm not sure this is in the right section. Which do you think is easier/better? Is it better to be the type of skinny dude who eats everything in sight...

JohnnyB21‎, 01-03-2013 11:08 AM
12-19-2019, 11:05 AM Go to last post
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How can I gain muscle

So I’m 6ft and 155 pounds. I have been working out for 5 years now and haven’t seen much progress. I cannot seem to find a way to increase my arm size and I’m trying to get to 170 pounds. What is the best way I can gain about 15 pounds of muscle?

maxelsantio97‎, 11-04-2019 04:59 PM
12-15-2019, 10:23 PM Go to last post
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Looking to put on muscle while loosing body fat

Hi All, I have been training a good few years now and have 2 personal trainer that I feel have helped slightly but not significantly, I’m 31 years old male 5ft 11 and weigh about 180lbs, I train usually 3 days a week and try not to train 2 days in a row! 1 day - legs Other 2 days would be ...

Jkcs‎, 12-15-2019 05:27 PM
12-15-2019, 10:20 PM Go to last post
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