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The Real Reason Upright Rows Are Bad For Your Shoulders

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This is an area of huge controversy in the fitness and bodybuilding world. Are upright rows bad for your shoulders? The answer is not a simple yes or no, because like most things it depends on certain variables. Since we are working with people of all exercise backgrounds and lifestyles, it’s hard to say that one […]

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Truth About What The Core Muscles Are and How To Train Them

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“Core training” has become a fitness buzzword. It’s now a catch-all term for anything between the chest and hips, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. For one, our clients are now more aware that core strength is important. While their understanding might be shaky, they know now that their core muscles need to be strong for […]

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You Need To Start Training These 3 Muscles Today!

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The Most Important Muscles For Personal Trainers: But first, why is knowing the anatomy so important for a trainer? The human body is an incredible thing. So many distinct parts have to function together in order to move efficiently. Without knowing what parts should be doing the moving, how can we coach our clients on how to […]

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The Huge Benefits of Training Serratus Anterior

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Why The Serratus Is SO Important: The benefits of training serratus anterior are almost endless. It is one of the most important muscles of the shoulder complex. It’s essential for a strong bench press, and basically every overhead exercise known to man. Still, in the fitness world, it gets treated like Kevin in Home Alone. […]

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How to Be Successful as a New Personal Trainer

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Starting out as a trainer can be really tough. The long hours, cancelled sessions, and sales quotas can take you by surprise. Becoming successful as a new personal trainer is hard work, but not impossible. I got into this field because I love being active, and want I to help as many people as possible […]

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Should Personal Trainers Use Machines?

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 Are the days of personal trainers using machines on their way out? It has become much more common for large chain gyms to have a dedicated “personal training zone”. This is usually an open space with some kettlebells, suspension trainers, and Bosu balls. This is great for trainers in many ways. It typically puts you and your clients […]

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