Posts in "personal training"

Two Ab Wheel Rollout Variations: 1 Entry Level, 1 John Wick Level

Ab wheel rollouts are a common choice for those looking to work their (anterior) core muscles. The main objective of the exercise of course is to make you hate life resist too much extension of the lower back. In short: It can be considered a (mostly) anti-extension exercise. Today I wanted to quickly share two… Read more

The Art of the Indicator Set

The 21st century has graced us with a bevy of technological advances: High-speed internet. Telescopes that now treat us to images of Black Holes Nanotechnology to help improve manufacturing, healthcare, climate change, and agriculture. Pizza crust made out of cauliflower. The health/fitness sector has also benefitted. Trainers have the ability to work with clients from… Read more

Strength Training For the Real World

Just to be clear: This blog post has nothing to do with the reality series, The Real World…😉 Speaking of which, I crushed that show in its early days. I watched every season up until Paris (season 13); after that it kinda lost its luster for me. Watching people make out in hot tubs wasn’t… Read more

Meet In the Middle

There’s no question we’re living in polarizing times; no one can seem to meet in the middle on anything: Politics Religion COVID/masks/vaccines Who’s the best Batman… If there’s any degree of disagreement the brass knuckles are coming out. We see a fair share of the same sentiment in the fitness industry and with today’s guest… Read more

The Hybrid Training Model For Personal Trainers

My man Gavin McHale is back with another excellent guest post this month. If you missed his last article on lead generation you can check that out HERE. This month, as the title implies, is all about how personal trainers can (and should) lean into more of a “hybrid” training model that doesn’t rely on… Read more

A Personal Trainer’s Credo

Principles? Treatise? Standards? Maybe I should have used some other fancy schmancy word instead? Whatever the case may be, if you’re a personal trainer what follows are some potent “rules” you should be following. A Personal Trainer’s Credo 1. Write Programs For the Client’s Goals (Not Yours) You may think it’s badass to be able… Read more

The Hard Truth About Back Pain

Happy Labor Day to my American readers. Happy Monday to everyone else…;o) Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Shane McLean. Most will be able to commiserate because it deals with an annoying topic most of us are very familiar with: Cross-Fitters low-back pain. We can seemingly do everything perfectly – lift with impeccable… Read more

Should You Train Through Pain?

We live in a world surrounded by inevitabilities: Summers in Florida will be hot. Winters in New England will be cold.. People will perform stupid antics on social media (the latest being the Milk Crate Challenge) Additionally, if you’re an active person, particularly if you lift weights, unless you’re name is Wolverine, it’s inevitable you’ll… Read more