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Why light day(upper body) day before heavy day (lower body)

Why do alot of 4 day programs have you do your upper body the day before you do lower body? Mon. Press + assistance Tues. Dead + assistance Thursday. Bench + assistance Fri. Squat = assistance Just curious

Augustus59‎, 10-07-2018 02:52 PM
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Passed ACE Exam!

Hey yall, just a few hours ago I passed my ACE exam! I'm going to share a few tips however, as I don't recommend doing what I did. I've been through 2 years of full time exercise physiology school, and crammed studying for ACE in last minute. A few things I would recommend really nailing down: ...

OperationMayhem‎, 08-08-2018 02:10 PM
10-06-2018, 09:07 AM Go to last post
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Any private one on one training studio owners out there? I have some questions

If there are any trainers that operate or own a private training studio out there I would love to know how you expanded your business. I have a small studio that I do private one on one training out of in OH. The problem that I am having is that the schedule is booked out every day of the week, I...

Ferrara715‎, 09-25-2018 08:12 AM
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Difference in Studying/Testing for different Certification Programs

I literally know nothing. What sort of studying goes into each certification? Are some harder than others? Are we talking 4 weeks? 4 months? What do the tests look like?

marcus319‎, 09-29-2018 10:05 PM
09-30-2018, 09:59 AM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer Resources

Just looking for decent textbooks that focus on training - technique, muscle groupings to work together. Just started my cert 4 and the course content doesnt really cover it but being assessed on it. Any advice or resources are greatly appreciated.

mzchamb‎, 09-09-2018 05:40 AM
09-28-2018, 12:42 PM Go to last post
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Where to train and copyright question

Is there any place or gym i can train clients indoors with minimal payment or for free? How do you navigate this process? If I want to build a website and call it superproflexfitness (just pulling an example name) how do i go about copyrighting it etc?

GravityLee‎, 09-24-2018 01:12 PM
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Post What is the arrangement to solve the exam for the cft issa exam?

hello can any one He solved the test question on the cft exam telling me how to arrange the solution ---------------------- Client Profile: Selina Kyle Age: 31 Gender: Female

MMMohamed15‎, 09-21-2018 06:10 AM
09-23-2018, 08:23 AM Go to last post
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Question Online Personal Trainer Insurance?

Hey everyone, Can anyone recommend any service that provide International liability insurance for personal trainers where you can safely train clients from different parts of the world. Thanks

wadboram‎, 09-19-2018 11:13 AM
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Correct strength training notation

Is weight x reps x sets. Sullivan explains why. Begin at 3'09" so you can ignore the SSOC commercial. 2QrDJywIk4k?t=3m9s

KyleAaron‎, 09-19-2018 04:47 AM
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PT job in USA for polish trainer

Hi every1, Maybe someone here helps me with this. I try to find any informations about jobs for PT's in USA for ppl from Europe. If someone know something about it I'll be very grateful for the answer. I'm a certyficated PT from Poland and I really want to move to USA and find a job as a gym...

Kells91‎, 09-13-2018 06:06 AM
09-13-2018, 06:06 AM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer...in a wheelchair?

Hello everyone - i just wanted to see if i could get some opinions on this. I am an ACSM CPT and hold my Bachelor's in Exercise Science. I also have paralysis from the chest down and use a wheelchair full-time. Almost exactly 4 years ago, I broke my neck diving into shallow water which caused...

caobungen‎, 05-31-2014 12:21 AM
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NSCA CPT Exam

For those of you who have the NSCA certified personal trainer credential, what's the best way to study for the exam? Do you really need all that study material they have posted on their website?

QEgwu‎, 05-23-2012 03:31 PM
09-03-2018, 02:40 PM Go to last post
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Thoughts on this

I have seen some Personal training studies that I want to do and get some degree's in, because it interests me ofcourse and I want to be able to train people and give personal training. Now I know most of these study's are actually outdated and give outdated information compared to the programs...

bruhpro‎, 08-28-2018 06:26 PM
08-31-2018, 03:42 PM Go to last post
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How to start an online personal training , coaching business?

I'm the foreman for my family's construction company which requires me to be there full time but I also have my NASM certification and I'm working on my CES. As I'm preparing for my first bodybuilding show the demand for me to make workout plans with nutrition plans is growing , and I'd like to use...

el_lucas1‎, 02-23-2015 04:13 PM
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Can anyone recommend a solid meal planning software?

Hey all - I've been creating meal plans for my PT clients to keep them on track and to bring in some extra $$, but they've become insanely time consuming to continually create on spreadsheets. Can anyone recommend an online meal planning program that they've used to create meal plans and manage...

endofdays1984‎, 08-18-2018 12:17 PM
08-28-2018, 04:03 PM Go to last post
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Suggestions how to memorize mobility assessments

I got my ACE personal trainer certification a couple months ago and my first day being a trainer is Thursday. I am fairly comfortable with everything to do with training considering I'm new, but I really struggled with the mobility assessment questions and I have little to no confidence in my...

tlifter‎, 08-13-2018 02:32 AM
08-28-2018, 11:48 AM Go to last post
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Question How did you name your training and fitness business?

How did you decide to name your fitness or personal training business? What factors and considerations did you think about? I'm considering going with my .com which would make sense. However I've been using it for a completely different industry and it would take some time to switch things...

bluebarbell‎, 08-15-2018 12:04 PM
08-24-2018, 07:03 AM Go to last post
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Best CPT Program

Looking to know who offers the best CPT program; thinking of either ACE or NASM. Also, I never finished high school. Does anyone know how you have to furnish your diploma or GED? Do they really check this?

ssfit26‎, 08-21-2018 10:43 PM
08-24-2018, 06:33 AM Go to last post
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Cool Hiring Personal Trainers

Hey BodyBuilding.com community! Mike Walker Fitness is a private personal training facility located in Panama City, FL and we are HIRING!! We have the best group of trainers currently available in our area, and we need more. Our demand for Personal Trainers is so high, we can't keep up. If you...

MWFitnessLH‎, 08-22-2018 11:28 AM
08-22-2018, 11:28 AM Go to last post
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Training somebody with Haemophilia (very serious)

This is a very personal situation I'm asking about. Today, I found out that my 20 day old son has haemophilia. My natural reaction in stressful situations has always been to learn about it and then use that knowledge to overcome whatever barrier I come across. So, I had a look on the Irish...

Environ‎, 10-21-2010 04:13 PM
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Arrow General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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New Personal Trainer

I'm looking at getting certified through ISSA and I was wondering what your experience are like as a trainers. Do you consider yourself employed through a gym or do you work for yourself? Do you create your own hours? How did you branch off and build up your own business?

health4life24‎, 08-08-2018 12:39 PM
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Nutrition & PT

For most of us trainers, prescribing meal plans, let alone macronutrient ratios and the like, are well beyond our scope of practice. We are supposed to simply tell people about government healthy eating guidelines. Let's have a look at that. Australian healthy eating guidelines for a 19-50yo...

KyleAaron‎, 06-24-2018 05:37 AM
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New to Online Coaching- Any Advice Appreciated

Hi everyone, This is my first time posting in this section, so any and all feedback would be very appreciated. I became certified through ACE back in December and am jumping into coaching clients online. I feel like with this platform I'll be able to reach and help so many other people...

jack191119‎, 05-08-2018 10:57 AM
08-13-2018, 07:46 PM Go to last post
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Best place to learn about program design

Hey Designing programs and giving clients workouts is intimidating to me. Is there anywhere I can go to read more about program design and how to be a personal trainer from a training stand point?

GoldnBlack‎, 08-13-2018 11:42 AM
08-13-2018, 03:21 PM Go to last post
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