Category Archives: Exercise Prescription

Strong and healthy shoulders

8 Unconventional Exercises For Strong and Healthy Shoulders

In the gym it’s pretty common that I see people rub the front of their shoulder after bench pressing, or end a set of overhead presses early because of a pinch in their shoulder. It happens all of the time. Maybe you can relate? For most gym goers, something in their shoulder starts to feel “off” long…

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what the core muscles are

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

“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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important muscles for personal trainers

You Need To Start Training These 3 Muscles Today!

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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behind the neck exercises safe

Are Behind The Neck Exercises Safe?

Which Behind the Neck Exercises Specifically? The two primary behind the neck exercises I am discussing here are the barbell press and the pulldown. I typically see more of the old-school crowd doing these, but it’s appeal crosses all age barriers. Whether you are a fan of these movements or not, I think you will…

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Advanced Core Exercise

Try This Advanced Core Exercise

Give this advanced core exercise a try! As you may know, I am an advocate of core stabilizing exercises over hip flexor dominant moves. In my experience, our clients benefit MUCH more from exercises that create strength and stability around the spine. There is also science that proves my point, which you can read about here.…

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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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