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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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Worst Examples of Gym Etiquette You've Experienced

As personal trainers we're supposed to set an example in many things one being gym etiquette. I know (especially if you work in a busy gym) it can be easy to get pissed at some people, such as the guy biceps curling 25 pounds in the only squat rack ;) etc. I have 5 specific incidences spanning...

askthetrainer‎, 08-25-2009 01:37 PM
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The newest nsca essentials of strength training textbook

Is it worth getting if i have the last edition? Any new info or any that contradicts the last version?

BC02‎, 08-28-2009 11:21 AM
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Advice/Tips on convincing your clients to buy more sessions?

I've had a couple clients who say they can't afford training, which is definitely understandable but I know some of them can def. make it work if they did before. I'm just trying to learn ways to help them know that they need to continue to train with me, especially if they've only purchased...

believe7‎, 08-26-2009 06:02 PM
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Exclamation Boxing trainer courses ?

Anybody know of any courses to become a boxing trainer ? In the UK, the only one i can find is David Hayes Outbox course. Thanks :)

work_hard_now‎, 08-27-2009 06:55 PM
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Getting Certified

now im wondering what is required to acheive a certificate.. I have someone at my gym that said he got certified at a local college, and it required 28 hours in class.. so he used two weekends to get it done. could this be true? and im wondering what some of the rates and charges other...

dannyc_5150‎, 08-27-2009 04:48 PM
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Who's taken the NASM test?

I'm studying to get my NASM cert right now. I just finished chapter four. How much of the test is actually going to focus on the material involving the kinetic chain? I have a general understanding of it and intend to continue reviewing the material over the next few weeks, but I'm definitely...

LaserWolf‎, 08-27-2009 05:55 PM
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Passed the NASM!

passed the NASM today. glad to have that behind me.

dantheman212‎, 08-27-2009 05:08 PM
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Poll Poll: AFTER Personal Trainers Licensesure

Somebody just commented about my sig w/ all my certs after my name which really looks ridiculous which it does, I could easily leave off the nasm stuff... I figure I paid almost 3k on the certs not to mention college so why not put em on there... but with a license it would be easier. This...

askthetrainer‎, 08-27-2009 04:06 PM
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Taking NASM on thursday

any tips on anything imparticular I should review before then?

dantheman212‎, 08-25-2009 08:35 PM
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Question for NASM trainers

So I'm having to get a NASM cert on top of my ISSA cert for a comercial gym I'm looking to work at in the near future. My question is do you personally use the OPT model when training your clients all the time or is this just for the test for the most part?

Mr_Kinney‎, 08-27-2009 02:23 PM
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ACSM cpt vs. hfs

So I'm going to start studying for my ACSM here shortly and was deciding on which one to do as far as their certifications. I currently already have a BS in kinesiology although I graduated 3 years ago so I forgot some stuff but not sure if that makes a difference. Id rather do the HFS...

loxleynew‎, 08-27-2009 09:58 AM
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How long did it take to get you qualified as a personal trainer?

Just curious. Im studying Fitness at the moment. My course is a long one but goes into a lot of detail in subjects. Here in Australia, we can go through Australian Insitute of Sport and you can get qualified in 8 weeks. Im doing Diploma of Fitness (through tafe, which is kinda like uni). It takes...

Camel Salesman‎, 08-26-2009 04:57 AM
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Bro Science 101

This gives a New Meaning to Bro Science and makes personal trainers look like a joke. http://ny1.com/content/ny1_living/health/104131/build-up-muscle-mass-to-keep-weight-down/Default.aspx New York Celebrity Personal Trainer "Losing 1/2 a pound of muscle a day" "The average adult who's...

askthetrainer‎, 08-26-2009 11:29 AM
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questions regarding certification

Greetings, im from Pakistan and would like to pursue a certification in personal training and/or nutrition. i'd like to know if theres any way of getting certified online or through some distant learning program, cuz i dont see myself visiting the states anytime in the near future. how do i...

- sZ -‎, 08-24-2009 08:39 AM
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So I emailed my resume to all these gyms and....

A few said they had no positions. One emailed me back and said : call me on 1800-gym-guy (fake number) and we can arrange a time to get together. I can then run through how PT works at our clubs. Regards ^^^ Do you guys think he is just going to tell me that they charge rent space for me...

Dallas_15‎, 08-25-2009 03:57 PM
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Looking for advice

I plan on becoming a personal trainer in the near future. I would like to start part time to supplement my income, and in time, take it on full time. Right now I'm researching certifications. From what I've read, the cert really isn't a big deal unless your gym requires a certain one. I'm...

JakeJarmel‎, 08-26-2009 08:15 PM
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Fitness Program vs Fitness Class

I'm currently running a fitness program that lasts for 6 weeks at a time. The program is going great and is growing big time and this is the second one of its kind that I've done. I'm considering just making it an ongoing class and let people pay by the month instead of 6 weeks at a time. What...

shawnbfitness‎, 08-25-2009 09:06 PM
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Getting Published

Hey guys, I'm working on building my resume/expanding my reach in the fitness industry, and I wanted to learn more about the process of getting published. I understand it's importance, and how good it looks on a resume, and I wanted to know how you go about doing so? Do you contact companies...

soccerpro6‎, 08-26-2009 02:54 PM
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help plz

hi ppl hope this is the right place but im kinda getting fed up! i love my training but ive hit a piont were im finding it hard to put on w8 to gain bigger mass i have a gd diet i hope have 234g of portien and 350g of carbs and coz i have Cystic fibrosisve i have to have high fats so round about...

oillee‎, 08-23-2009 06:35 PM
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how do YOU prospect?

aight so im a new trainer at a commerical gym. now i love training and love training individuals but when it comes down to it, prospecting is something newer for me. I'm not afraid to talk by any means but im never sure when to "bug" that person in the gym... so i guess im posting this so that you...

TLotou‎, 08-17-2009 03:23 PM
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Articles about the smith machine not being biomechanically correct?

Im trying to find some articles about the smith being not biomechanically correct. My girlfriends trainer is insisting that this piece of equipmentis great for squatting and doesnt believe the reasons my girlfriend gave to not do it(lack of stabilizers, false cog, rounding of lower back when feet...

BC02‎, 08-26-2009 11:03 AM
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How can I network with other proffesionals?

I want to expand my marketing to networking with other professionals but I have no idea how to approach this. How would I approach other businesses? What does a press kit consist of? Any pointers? I've read offering the DR a free session in the press kit is a good route to go.

Mr.ILL‎, 08-06-2009 12:55 PM
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calipers or bio-impedance analyzer?

which do you find more accurate? which do you like to use best with your clients?

kmorrissey‎, 06-17-2009 05:56 AM
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