Posts in "personal training"

3 Questions to Assess Your Clients’ Willingness to Change

You may have heard I’m traveling in Europe. Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Canadian health and fitness professional, Dave Smith. He shares some excellent advice on how we can better assess our clients’ willingness to change. Have you ever had a client who was extremely eager to jump into the health and fitness lifestyle?… Read more

“How Much Weight Should I Be Using?”

As a fitness professional part of the job description is the ability to answer questions. Specifically those questions posed by your athletes and clients. This makes sense given, outside of their primary care practitioner, you’re the person your clients are trusting with their health and well-being. Granted, you’re not curing cancer or writing prescriptions for irritable… Read more

The Most Important Metric of a Training Program Is…

[Cue EPIC drum roll here] First…lets first delve into what’s not important: Access to special, fancy schmancy equipment. Being anal about nutrient timing/intake. Posting a picture or video of every workout and every exercise you performed on Instagram. Following the programs elite lifters do. The whole BS notion that muscle confusion is a “thing.” And those… Read more

Doing Your Time: The Value of a Good Strength and Conditioning Internship

I never quite understand the infatuation some fitness professionals have with telling the world how much they’re “grinding” or hustling.” As if to imply their work ethic deserves more praise than the thousands of other coaches and trainers getting up early to, you know, go to work. What’s more, those who continuously gloat about their… Read more

Tony is Critical of CrossFit, But Should He Be?

Relax. My ego hasn’t ballooned to the point where I now refer to myself (and my posts) in the third person. Although I do kinda like the sound of it: Tony is critical of washing the dishes and putting them away, but should he be? Tony thinks Audi should sponsor this website, preferably by giving… Read more

Why Training In a Group Gives You Leverage

Today’s guest post comes with impeccable timing. Since I left Cressey Sports Performance a few weeks ago and started arm wrestling tanks working with people out of a small studio space in Boston (Run Strong Studio), I’ve switched gears a bit professionally reverting back to my roots focusing on semi-private training. CSP has used the… Read more

How To Improve Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups From the Ground

Excuse my language: but fuck what the scale says. Photo Credit: Rick Kligman I hate that the scale is often deemed the end-all, be-all measure of progress; the litmus test innumerable people gravitate towards to gauge their success when it comes to their health and well-being (or worse, self worth). I’ve written on this topic before… Read more

Become a Superhero Trainer

SURPRISE. Bonus weekend edition post today from San Antonio based personal trainer, Jonathan Acosta. Jonathan has written a handful of posts on this site, most notably his popular Carbohydrate Rotation Revamped article. Today he discusses what “superpower” is most beneficial for every trainer to be successful. Enjoy! Like any other guy I’m a bit of… Read more