I recently contributed to a piece published on BecomeaPersonalTrainer.org called “40 Personal Trainers Reveal How to Manage Client Expectations.” The article contains a wealth of insight from many trainers, obviously, and is a great read for both clients and trainers alike. As a personal trainer, managing client expectations is key to setting them up for…
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If you have done bear crawls, you might be having flashbacks of sweat and tears and punishment from a high school coach. The bear crawl is a full body, energy intensive exercise that lends itself well to group application.
But have no fear! The bear crawl is a great exercise that is beneficial to almost everybody, not just high schoolers! It is equipment free and has many modifications to suit your goals and space.
This January, instead of adding in complicated, lofty goals, or removing things you love, I encourage you to go back to the basics.
This January, my clients and I are going back to the basics. My clients will see the inclusion of squats, pushes, pulls, hinges and carries in their training. We will work in moderate rep ranges and do both interval and steady state cardio.
The goal this month is establishing and maintaining healthy habits. Getting the reps in. The result will be strength, increases in cardiovascular capacity, and health.
Try this free program 3 days a week (less than 20 minutes, no equipment necessary) if you need a simple, workable plan to follow. What do you have to lose? 20 minutes. But what you have to gain!
If you are a tech executive or business executive you know how easy it is to fall into a sedentary lifestyle. This is Part II. if you are currently active, you can jump in here. If you’d like to start fresh, check out Part I.
Band pullaparts are a fantastic exercise for nearly everybody to do. Band pullaparts work your posterior upper body, something we need to be cognizant of in a very forward facing society. We look at our phones, we type on the computer, leaning in and stretching our neck.
The truth is, we need to do this anyway. It’s not just modern times. It’s because our eyes face forward. If not for a smart phone, it would be a book, a newspaper, a magazine.
It’s also very important to make sure your back is strong if your front is strong. Do you bench press? Do you do pushups? You need pullaparts then, to maintain shoulder health.
It’s simply a good habit to get in to work the muscles behind you, no matter your profession or physical demands during the day.