qualities of a good personal trainer

The 5 Most Important Qualities Of A Good Personal Trainer

In my opinion, there are several very important qualities that every good personal trainer should have. And I’m not referring to their qualifications or level of experience (even though these are important too). No, what I’m talking about is certain key personality traits that the best personal trainers tend to

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Gym Machines Vs Free Weights: The Ultimate Showdown

At most gyms, there is a pretty wide selection of exercise equipment. Usually you’ll have different types of cardio machines, machines for resistance training, along with dumbbells and barbells as well. Even putting aside the cardio for a second, there is a lot to choose from, and it can be

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workout plateau

How To Break Through Any Workout Plateau

This is an article that I suspect a lot of guys will find very helpful. Indeed, one of the most frustrating parts of working out is when you suddenly hit that proverbial wall. Yup, I’m talking about the dreaded workout plateau – where all of your progress seems to come

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periodization

Using Periodization To Maximize Your Results In The Gym

Now most guys won’t have a clue what training ‘periodization’ means… And I want to be clear that if you are newer to weight lifting, or even if you’ve been working out for a few years, this isn’t one of those things that is essential for you to succeed. That

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overtraining

The Truth About Overtraining

If you’ve been working out for awhile, you’ve probably heard the term “overtraining” before. And even if you don’t know exactly what it means, it’s pretty obvious that it’s not a good thing. To put it in the simplest possible way, overtraining occurs when your workout routine is too much

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recover from workout injuries

5 Steps To Recover From Workout Injuries Faster

In one of my previous articles, I discussed some of the best practices you should follow to avoid getting injured while working out. But the reality is that injuries sometimes happen, even if you are doing everything right! So if/when you do get injured at the gym, you want to

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gravity boots

How Effective Are Gravity Boots For Training Your Abs?

I’m going to bet that you probably haven’t used gravity boots before. Most guys have never even heard of them, much less actually seen them. Well, let me be the one to break it to you here… If you haven’t tried gravity boots before, you’re missing out on one of

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workout pain

Understanding The Different Types Of Workout Pain

“No pain, no gain”. We’ve all heard this one before, right? The idea that if you want to build muscle, get stronger, or even lose some of that excess body fat, that you’re going to have to hurt. That a certain amount of workout pain is just part of the

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