Author Archives: Adam McCluskey

Advanced Personal Trainer

3 Guaranteed Ways To Improve Squat Form

We all know the squat is the king of exercises. It’s a compound movement working your largest muscle groups, it has a huge metabolic demand, and is the foundation of better performance. Yet, as a trainer, this can be the hardest exercise for our clients to master. So I wanted to give you my 3 best tips to…

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more clients into my gym

5 Most Effective Ways To Get More Personal Training Clients

When I first started working at a bigger commercial gym, I would be there before the sun came up and long after it was dark outside. I talked to anyone and everyone on the gym floor, because people told me this was the key to get personal training clients quickly. Don’t get me wrong, it is…

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Rotator cuff training

Why ALL of Your Clients NEED Rotator Cuff Training

Sometimes I feel like this group of muscles gets overcomplicated and misunderstood. It usually only gets any attention in the gym world when we are discussing a strain or tear. As trainers, we know the rotator cuff is an important group of muscles, but where does it fit into a weight loss client’s exercise prescription?…

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Do I need another personal training certification?

Why You Don’t Need Another Certification

Will another personal training certification course be the thing that sets me apart? Maybe I should get TRX certified? What about a nutrition certification? I have asked myself all of these questions many times. When business slowed down, this would be one of the first things I looked into. I thought if I was an expert…

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How to foam roll

Foam Rolling Techniques For Better Performance

Here is a quick guide to proper foam rolling techniques and how it can help improve your client’s performance. Foam rollers have become pretty commonplace in the fitness world. Most gyms have plenty of them lying around and if you are using one regularly, good job! But I want to make sure your clients are all using the proper…

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Rethinking Abdominal Exercises

What Science Actually Says About Ab Exercises

Let’s talk about prescribing abdominal exercises as personal trainers. Every client wants to see their abs, and most trainers use this as a selling point (not necessarily a bad thing). When you are discussing your clients goals they may say something like, I want to tighten my tummy, lose the belly fat, or see my abs.…

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