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Flexibility Training Can’t Touch Your Toes? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You By Bojana GalicUpdated January 1, 2020 Fact Checked If you’re active, you likely set aside time for aerobic exercise to improve your heart health. You may even carve out a few hours a week for strength training to build or maintain muscle mass. But […]

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4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym By Kaitlin CondonUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, […]

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How to Start Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond By Lambeth HochwaldUpdated October 4, 2019 If you’re over 40 and haven’t exercised in years (or ever), take heart: An August 2019 study published in Frontiers in Physiology concluded that it’s never too late to start working out. While the study was small, the results indicate that even […]

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Your Guide to Body Fat: What It Is, What’s Healthy and How to Lose It By Kaitlin AhernNovember 25, 2019Reviewed by Emily Weber, MDView Related Topics A healthy body fat percentage looks different for everyone.Credit: Tinpixels/E+/GettyImages Body fat is one of those surprisingly complex topics. The idea of it is simple enough — it’s the fat stored […]

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Does Sweating Mean That You Are Losing Weight? By Marygrace TaylorUpdated December 19, 2019 Fact Checked Being drenched with sweat at the end of an exercise session can make you feel like you’ve worked pretty hard. And when you hop on the scale — hey! — it might even read a few pounds lighter. But does that actually mean […]

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4 Ab Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Back By Kelsey CasselburyUpdated November 13, 2019Reviewed by Lisa Maloney, CPT Sometimes, ab exercises can feel like a no-win proposition — you have back pain because you don’t have core strength, but training those muscles makes your back hurt. To solve this problem, look for moves that train […]

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How a Strong Core Can Keep You Fit and Pain-Free By Isadora BaumUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1 When it comes to being in shape and working toward your fitness goals, a lot depends on your core. The muscles in your core — which extend from your chest and upper back […]

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Weight Loss Tip Tip If you’re actively losing weight, aim to eat about 1.3 grams of lean proteinper kilogram of body weight each day. Keep in mind that a kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds. So, for example, a 250-pound person should aim to eat about 148 grams of protein daily (for reference, a 3-ounce serving of […]

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Food And Weight Loss 5 Reasons You’re Still Not Losing Weight After Cutting Junk Food By Hallie LevineUpdated December 26, 2019 Fact Checked You’ve said sayonara to cookies, chips and virtually anything that comes in a bag or a box, so why haven’t the pounds magically flown off your tummy, butt and hips? Alas, cutting out — […]

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Weight Loss Strategy Strategy A weight loss plan emphasizing whole foods that are minimally processed is the best weight loss strategy, says the American Heart Association, Harvard School of Public Health and the CDC. Instead of cutting food out altogether, seek to create calorie deficit of between 500 and 1,000 calories. Utilize physical activity along […]

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Does Starving Yourself Help You Lose Weight? Warning You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood, says MedlinePlus. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for […]

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Weight Loss Tips How to Lose Weight Fast — the Healthy Way By Christine MugnoloUpdated October 17, 2019Reviewed by Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD Building muscle can help you lose weight fast, since muscle burns more calories than fat.Credit: kali9/E+/GettyImages If you Google the words “how to lose weight fast,” dozens of crash diets, detox teas and diet pills […]

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Weight Loss I posted some tips on weight loss below. The Best Tips for Every Stage of Your Weight-Loss Journey By Kaitlin AhernUpdated September 12, 2019 Weight loss ultimately comes down to burning more calories than you take in. But if you’ve ever tried losing weight, you also know that this seemingly simple formula isn’t always easy […]

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Nutrition Credit: VeselovaElena/iStock/GettyImages Oatmeal is a breakfast staple and it’s easy to see why the whole grain has become a fan favorite. It checks all the boxes: affordable, nutritious and versatile. A bowl of homemade oatmeal costs less than a dollar and will provide a healthy dose of heart-friendly soluble fiber. But one of the most convenient attributes about […]

Glutes A.K.A. Booty

Why You Should Care About Strong Glutes All three muscles that make up your glutes work together to help with hip rotation and movement and contribute to core strength. Specifically, the gluteus maximus serves many daily functions like helping you climb stairs and maintain balance while walking or running. Plus, building strong glutes mean lowering your risk […]

Push Ups

Decline Push-Ups vs. Regular Push-Ups By Andrea Boldt Fact Checked If you’re going to do just one exercise ever, the push-up should be it. It teaches your muscles to work in coordination, strengthens your upper body and core and is fuss-free enough to do just about anywhere. A regular push-up may get boring over time, however, […]

Being Strong For Life

Functional fitness has exploded in popularity with the rise of CrossFit, F45 and similar workouts, but it’s by no means a fad. These types of exercises develop the strength and mobility you need for daily activities like picking up heavy objects, putting something on a high shelf and even getting up from the floor. As […]

Burning Fat

Tip for burning more fat at the gym. Start your workouts with strength training and finish with cardio or HIIT. Another option is to lift weights at least three times per week and do cardio or full-body circuits on separate days. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My […]

Strength Training Workout

Try this workout. Flat bench barbell press 3 sets 10 Standing Cable Flyes 6 sets 10 Flat bench dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Pull ups 3 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Bent over barbell rows 3 sets 10 Seated cable pull downs 3 sets 10 Hey fit family!!! Had another great workout!!! […]

Being Successful

“If you want to be successful, you’ve got to take responsibility for where you are now, where you want to go, and do the work to grow yourself and your business to the next level.” – Sean Greely Good morning fitness family!!! I know I’ve been gone for a while but I’m back. I was […]

Encouraging Thoughts

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” “We stand behind our principles, and we’re not afraid to tell people what we think. We’ve even gotten into trouble for that from time to time because people aren’t always that interested in what […]

FitGuy46 Strength Training Workout

Hey fitness family!!! Had another great workout which consisted of back and chest. I’m still working on getting my first clients. Trying to start a new career is hard and can be really frustrating at times but I’m not giving up!!! I will continue to blog and post my workout pictures, workouts and results to […]

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I am new to the personal training field. I am in search of clients to train. I have been going to the gym and working out since May of 2015. I am looking for 5 clients in and around the San Antonio, Texas area to train for free and monitor their health and fitness goals. […]

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Dumbbell sumo squats 3 sets 10 Kettle bell swings 3 sets 10 Dumbbell walking lunges 3 sets 10 Leg abduction 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Tricep dips 4 sets 12 Tricep cable press downs 4 sets 10 Decline diamond push ups 4 sets 10 Standing barbell calf raises 6 sets 10 Yet […]

Strength Training Session

Pull ups 5 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Barbell pullover 4 sets 10 Decline dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Machine fly 3 sets 10 Flat bench barbell press 3 sets 10 Incline dumbbell press 3 sets 10 Hey there fitness family!!! Had another great day at the gym. Hope you guys get […]

Core Training Workout

My core workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 30 seconds Burpees 3 sets 10 Pseudo push ups 3 sets 10 Cable rotations 6 sets 10 Planks 6 sets 30 seconds Had a great core workout today!!! Integrating core exercises into your fitness training helps you reach your fitness goals. It also helps cut […]

Strength Training Workout

Good morning fitness family!!! My workout session this morning consisted of shoulders and biceps. Upright barbell rows 5 sets 8 Barbell shrugs 4 sets 10 Cable shrugs 3 sets 10 Face pulls 4 sets 10 Dumbbell curls 6 sets 8 Overhead cable curls 3 sets 10 Barbell spider curls 3 sets 10 Incline dumbbell curls […]

Strength Training

Today’s workout consisted of Legs, triceps, and calves. Leg press 3 sets 10 Kettle bell swings 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Leg adduction 3 sets 10 Leg extensions 4 sets 20 Tricep extension 4 sets 10 Diamond push ups 4 sets 10 Overhead cable extension 4 sets 8 Dips 4 sets 10 […]

Strength Training

Hello fitness family!!! Today my strength workout consisted of chest and back. Flat bench barbell press 4 sets 10 Incline dumbbell press 4 sets 10 Tricep press downs 3 sets 10 Seated cable rows 4 sets 10 Pull ups 3 sets 10 Lying barbell pullovers 3 sets 10 It was a great workout 👍👍👍!!! Make […]

Positive Quote

Mental Attitude “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson “Can’t do it.” “Never could do it.” “Never will be able to do it.” “No one could do it.” “We don’t have the right resources.” […]

Strength Workout Session

Hello fitness family. My strength training workout consisted of: Wall supported handstands 3 sets 10 (30 seconds) Upright barbell rows 4 sets 8 Barbell shrugs 4 sets 8 Cable shrugs 3 sets 10 Dumbbell curls 6 sets 8 Chin ups 3 sets 10 Preacher curls 4 sets 10 Barbell curls 4 sets 10 Working on […]

Strength Training Workout

Good evening fitness family!!! My strength training workout today consisted of: Squats 4 sets of 10 Kettle bell swing 3 sets of 10 Hip adduction 3 sets 10 Hip abduction 3 sets of 10 Walking lunges 3 sets of 10 Tricep press downs 4 sets of 10 Diamond push ups 4 sets of 10 Overhead […]

Today’s Quote Of The Day

Doing Something “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt “What if we’re wrong? What if if we pick the wrong person to love, or the wrong job to […]

Daily Positive Quote

Enjoying The Detour “The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.” Anonymous “Oops, we’ve run into a detour on our way to where we had planned to go. We thought we were going to law school or culinary school or on a trip to Europe, but something happened, […]

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Bad Memory “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” Ingrid Bergman “We worry a lot about forgetting things. We make notes and tuck them in our pockets or post lists in prominent places around the house. We keep our address book or daily calendar with us at all times. We practice little tricks for […]

My Strength Training Workout

My shoulders and biceps training consisted of: Standing shoulder press, lateral dumbbell raises, dumbbell shoulder shrugs, standing dumbbell curls, spider ez barbell curls, incline dumbbell curls. Good evening fitness family! FitGuy46 here. Just wanted to share my strength workout with y’all. I’m an up and coming certified personal trainer in search of my first potential […]

Today’s Positive Quote

Beating The Competition “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner “Sports has given us the concept of “personal best,” the idea that our most important competition is with ourselves. Can we do better today than we did yesterday? Can we do even better […]

Positive Quotes

Continuity “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” Martin Luther “Too quietly and peacefully go about our business sometimes requires great courage. Events in the world or in our own lives may make us want to scream and wail, tear out our hair, […]

Strength Training Workout

Good evening fitness family!!! My strength training workout today consisted of: Squat jumps, dumbbell sumo squats? Kettle bell swings, wall sits, tricep cable press downs, overhead cable tricep extensions, dips, seated calf raises. I had a great workout today. The gym was a little crowded but I was able to still get my workout in […]

Quote Of The Day

The Rat Race “The problem with winning the rat race is you’re still a rat.” Lily Tomlin “None of us likes to lose, we all want to be winners. But what, exactly, does winning mean? And what if we decide that we don’t want to compete? Does this automatically make us a loser? Maybe it’s […]

Core Training Workout

Good evening fitness family. I hope all is well. Today my core workout consisted of: Wall supported hand stands, burpees, decline sit ups, pseudo push ups, front planks, side planks. Incorporating core exercises into your workouts will help you in reaching your fitness goals. It will also help in cutting down on possible injuries. Would […]

Quote Of The Day

New Possibilities “What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe, despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not the faith in new possibilities and the courage to advocate them.” Jane Addams “From the time Homo sapiens evolved, we have dreamed of a better world. […]

The Rookie Certified Personal Trainer

Hello fitness family. My name is Philip. I am a San Antonio native, and I am a rookie Certified Personal Trainer. I decided to be my first client. I have been working out since May of 2015. I’m going to be my first client because I want to show potential clients that I can get […]

Fitness Assessments

Hello again fitness family. I’m back again to talk to you about fitness assessment. Fitness assessment is a very important component of being a personal trainer. Without it, personal trainers run the risk of injuring their clients. PAR-Q is also part of your fitness assessment. You need to find out about your potential clients medical […]

Quote About Strength

Strength “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Friedrich Wilhem Nietzsche “Tough times can make us stronger and wiser. Knowing this doesn’t really make tough times any easier, though-at least not while we’re going through them. But it’s worthwhile to remind ourselves often of this truth. Of course, we get stronger not simply because […]

Training Concepts

There’s so many things that goes into putting together a training program. So now I introduce to you the acute variables of training, which are important components that specify how each exercise is to be performed. 1. First we have the repetitions which is a complete movement of a single exercise. 2. Then you have […]

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Good evening fitness family. My name is Philip and I started my blog to get recognized as a fitness guru. I first started working out in May of 2015. I’m not going to lie, when I first started some days were difficult but I always found a way to push through it because of motivation […]

Program Design

Exercise training programs are often based largely on past experiences of those designing them. Although experience is always an important quality to have in any field, including personal training, it is not the only nor, in some cases, even the most important qualification to have. Designing safe and effective exercise training programs requires a variety […]

Flexibility Training

Flexibility training is a key component for all training programs. It is used for a variety of reasons, including: It corrects muscle imbalances It increases joint range of motion Decreases the excessive tension of muscles I relieves joint stress It maintains the normal functional length of all muscles It improves the neuromuscular efficiency It also […]

Fitness Assessments

I believe fitness assessments is the most important tool in a personal trainers tool belt, because without a fitness assessment on a new client could result in injury. A comprehensive fitness assessment involves a series of measurements that help to determine the current health and fitness level of clients. Once a client’s baseline health and […]

Nutrition

Nutrition Is An Important Part Of A Healthy Lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle requires exercising regularly and fueling your body with high quality nutrients. It’s important to understand what nutrients will benefit you and the best, most efficient ways you can get them. Nutrition is a big part of getting the body that you want. Nutrition […]

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My […]