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Ballbearing Olympic Barbell

Dose anyone have any experience using an Olympic bar with ball bearings like so I was out of town and the gym that I had arranged to train at while I was away had a BB as pictured above with ball bearings on the bench press. To be honest it was horrible to use it felt unstable and I had...

warrell‎, 08-30-2009 01:48 PM
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Health Promotion and Personal Training

Id be greatfull for you take a couple of minutes to read the course that im going to do at university next year and give opinions on how good it you think it is. Its a new course in progress and i hope to join it next year

OpolE‎, 02-21-2009 03:35 PM
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Exclamation Client's KNEES CLANKING during SQUATS

I have my client doing shoulder width squats and for some reason, I hear alot of weird sounds emanating from her knees as she goes up and down. So I had her try taking a wider stance(like sumo), and I always tell her to keep her knees pointed outward along with her toes, and to never wobble her...

BodyQuest1‎, 09-01-2009 12:20 PM
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Have you ever ordered the NSCA online practice exams?

How long did it take to get them? I ordered them yesterday afternoon and still no show.

Emoore‎, 09-01-2009 08:11 AM
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Program design for a cross country skiier?

Hi, I have a client whos goal is to compete in a cross-country ski race in about five and a half months. The course is mainly flat and will take about 8-9 hours (cant remember the distance exactly). He has been lifting weights regularly 2-3 times a week for a year, but only does endurance training...

SB100%Natural‎, 08-31-2009 02:10 PM
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How can I be successfull as a trainer?

I'm in the process of getting my NASM cert right now, but after that, what sort of things should I start planning to achieve maximal success as a trainer? I'd like to turn this into a career.

LaserWolf‎, 08-27-2009 07:59 PM
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sessions covered by insurance???

My question is.... lets say that i start working with local dr offices, and they refer thier patients to me for certian medical reasons. say they can't afford my very low session fee... how do i go about having thier medical insurance cover thier sessions? or do i even need to do that? could i...

gchen23‎, 09-01-2009 10:34 AM
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Question(s) for Kansas City Trainers

Hey Personal Trainers of Kansas City Metro Area, I wonder where you all get schooled at and what is your opinions. ratings and many more. I have trouble deciding which two schools PCI or MTTI to attend, even online classes being provided by PCI. Hertiage is the 3rd but they never returned my...

Jason515‎, 09-01-2009 12:06 PM
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Question No results = No resign?

Do you think the #1 reason people don't resign with a trainer, is because they're not seeing results? Even though, they will say "yes i notice a huge difference". I think they say that to not hurt the trainers feelings, basically saying "you suck" nicely

justinslayer‎, 08-27-2009 08:38 AM
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becoming personal trainer

if i wanted to do this part time while still looking for a full time job, i looked and there is alot of opening for personal trainers. now do i need a certification or something. i mean i dont want this to take a year because thats a waste of time and probably i have full time job already. is this...

seriouslifter‎, 02-26-2009 07:53 AM
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New Trainer Questions...

Ok... I have had my PFT certification for about 3 months now. Thought I would never get any clients! I live in a small town in South West Louisiana. I think I am one of about 3 trainers in this town, and happen to be the smallest! (and Im not talking about muscle). As far as training goes, I...

gchen23‎, 08-30-2009 06:20 PM
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Fit Evals

Just wondering...what do your fit evals consists of? Does each franchise have their own? What do you think of them?

MNgurl‎, 08-29-2009 08:39 PM
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Lightbulb becoming a PT

Hi im pretty new to all this stuff so bare with me a bit, I'm 17 and live in the UK (London) I was wondering what is the best way/qualifications to become the best of the best.. I'm not the richest man either so the course would need to be at a reasonable budget, help pleaseeee

wavyjake‎, 08-31-2009 04:21 PM
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Online personal training.

I want to expand my services and offer online training. However, I'm not sure how to go about this or what to charge. Do I just prescribe a routine and check up with them? Do they email me back the weight and reps? How much do you charge for online training?

Mr.ILL‎, 08-29-2009 12:56 PM
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bodybuilding personal trainer in los angeles area?

im looking for a personal body building trainer in the los angeles area near westwood, beverly hills, or encino burbank area. im with a trainer right now but im looking to change you learn new stuff from differant people. and iv learned as much as i can with this guy. any suggestions.

bballgms‎, 08-22-2009 05:23 PM
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Question Seminar question: nice way to ask people not to bring kids

I'm looking at a series of seminars as part of a workplace wellness program, scheduled in evenings after work. Is there a polite, professional way to state "please don't bring your kids with you"? Granted, arranging child care might be a problem for a parent who wants to attend ... but I...

notgumbel‎, 08-27-2009 06:31 AM
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Australian Personal Trainers

Hi fellas, I was looking to get into PT and was curious about getting my qualification at TAFE Vs doing those 12 week courses. Also the 12 week course I'm referring to is the SRF40206 Certificate IV in Fitness Is it the same qualification? Will potential employers care where i got my...

Soleh‎, 08-29-2009 09:51 PM
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Need info from a trainer please.

Need some help ya'll, I'm at 300 lbs, would like to take off about 100 lbs, I've changed my eating habits and gonna tighten up some more on that this week. At first was tryin to do this at home and have managed to put together some weights and a rack, but now I'm gonna join the local gym instead,...

appalachia‎, 08-23-2009 09:10 PM
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Anyone worked for a supplement company?

....I have an interview next week with Body Ripped. I just want to know what you guys, who have worked in this area before, thought of the job. I know sorta of what to expect,...travelling,selling supps to retailers, gyms, promotional stuff at health shops and bodybuilding shows, etc and I...

Dallas_15‎, 08-29-2009 06:32 PM
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Squeezing off fat

This should give all you guys a laugh. Just somthing I came acrosss today granted it is from the 1930s but still funny. Not to far off from some of the bull**** we are hearing at the moment

warrell‎, 08-30-2009 01:26 PM
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Top 5 Flaws of the Health & Fitness Industry

Hey ya'll I'm in the process of writing an article and I would love to get some input from everybody. I know personal trainers take the industry pretty seriously so I'm posting this in the safe haven of this forum rather than you know where ;) So far I have Top 5 Flaws of the Fitness...

askthetrainer‎, 08-12-2009 01:42 PM
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ACSM's Texts

I ordered: ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer(2nd edition) ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (7th edition) ACSM's Certification Review (2nd edition) The latter 2 of those titles are not the latest editions of those books. My question...

AlmostNatural‎, 06-25-2009 08:53 PM
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In CA, what is the fastest certificate I can get?

My plan is to get the minimum certificate required to get a job at a 24 hour fitness or Gold's gym, and then once I'm hired and have a few dollars coming in, I can take my time and get more certs to advance in my career. So my question is, what is the fastest cert to get so I can at least get my...

48Volts‎, 08-27-2009 10:48 PM
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Training 51 year old women need some advice

so this women happens to be my mom. i hope to get certified as a personal trainer within a year but when my mom asked me to train her i wasnt about to say no. she is 51 and she hopes to lose about 25lbs over 5-6 months which is my opinion is do-able. we were out in the garage then some cardio...

khaos32‎, 08-26-2009 03:46 PM
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post workout craving

why does one crave sugar after a workout? what causes this? I would really appreciate a scientific answer with as much detail as you know. I figure it has something to do with the glycogen your muscles lose during the workout, but not really sure. I will rep for help with this. thanks guys.

dantheman212‎, 08-27-2009 05:04 PM
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