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There are many ways to answer this. One, if a person buys a package of sessions from a personal trainer, and has scheduled an appointment and paid in advance, then that person has much greater motivation to actually get to the gym. Two, maybe someone wants company while they work out. At the gym I go to, I listen to the personal trainers interact with ...


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Reflexes can be improved for SPECIFIC actions. The rules of thumb are: When you react to stimuli, you strengthen neural pathways responsible for that action. In addition to that, you take out the element of "decision making" since your mind now immediately knows how to react. For example, you can train yourself to automatically block a round-house kick and ...


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Probably the most common reason is that many people simply don't care about how fitness works, but would like to get/stay fit. Or, they have a lot on their plate and don't have the headspace to construct fitness routines or reflect on their progress. A decent analogy is tech support. Many people simply don't care about how computers work, or don't have time ...


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We know a lot about the human body in general, such as how weight training tears down muscle fibres the body builds muscle fibres back up, better and stronger the body needs adequate food and rest for rebuilding muscle the shoulder joint is easily damaged from anterior internal rotation deadlifts place a lot of strain on the spine if the back muscles are ...


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Preface: I've been a personal trainer for 10 years, but haven't looked in-depth at certifications for a long time. Only quick looks here and there over the years. I don't believe much as changed, but can't say for sure. If you're looking to get hired at a gym, one of the big four is the direction you likely want to go: ACE ACSM NSCA NASM Most gyms, if you ...


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there is such an abundance of exercise knowledge on the internet That is confusing different things. Back in the day, like Aristotle back in the day, the word "knowledge" was (at least) two words: Episteme: scientific knowledge, or know-what Techne: craftsmanship, or know-how You can get the former for free on the internet. The internet is not ...


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The hardest part will be the transition when you are at the top of your pull up. To start, do this motion in reverse. Start by jumping up and getting yourself in the position that you would be in at the top of the muscle up, with your arms locked looking down on the bar. Then, slowly lower yourself down into the position you would be in at the top of the ...


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How much will 1000 push ups a day help in losing body fat? Not enough to out exercise a bad diet, here is a great breakdown from quora on the amount of calories 50 press-ups do. doing 50 push ups, depending on your body weight won't burn that many Calories, 10 at the most Am I overdoing this? Yes Is doing pushups just not an effective compound exercise? It'...


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While training to be a teacher, I was trained by... you guessed it... another teacher. The difference was the experience level and qualification. Once can split workout-types into two groups: Competition-centric Non-competition Lets review the impact of a PT/Coach in both: Competition-centric This is your Olympic weightlifting coach, baseball coach, ...


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Personal trainers come in a wide variety of styles so some may not fit for you while others may produce wondrous results. A lot of personal trainers from commercial gyms may be best for beginners who need a good starting point. They want/need someone to teach them the basics and foundations and bring them up to a level to make progress on their own (ideally)....


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Like Alex L mentioned in a comment, your program completely lacks progressive overload, which is how we actually get stronger. Progressive overload is the increase of intensity that we place on our body, and we do this in two ways; increasing the resistance by using more weight increaseing the volume by doing more sets and repetitions Unless you go to the ...


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Because reflexes are automatically programmed, they do not rely on conscious or unconscious brain activity. The interaction between reflexive and conscious responses can be more complex. In certain situations, a brain-moderated response would be too slow, so reflexes come into play. Reflexes are automatic, hot-wired responses to particular, extreme stimuli. ...


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exrx.net is pretty much the best resource. They have clip-art style pictures and are a suitable paid resource.


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I agree with @jsmith but all the plans tend to follow a few specific guidelines. Here are the ones I'm following: Build up to at least 20 miles 1-2 months before a marathon race. Run all long runs ( +16 miles) at an easy pace. Do one long run every week but run your longest long runs every other weekend at the most. Aside from running for distance for the ...


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I have been training for quite some time and the best app I have found so far has been the app of Bodybuilding.com . There is an entire web space devoted to people that train and like the training and nutrition part. You can download the app on Google Play if you are an Android user and on the App Store if you are an iOS user. Here is the link to Android: ...


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It sounds like you have a good aerobic base to start a marathon training plan now. You are running around 25 miles per week, which is right at the required base miles to start a running marathon program. There are A LOT of options out there for marathon programs. But I'll give you my 2 cents as to which I have liked the best. For price and quality I don't ...


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I've had pretty good success getting a few buddies together to train for an event in 6-12 months. I've trained for power lifting, Olympic lifting, and a few half marathons. With all of those I had the mental reminder that I was either going to show up and do well or show up and embarrass myself, which is decent motivation for me. But with each one I was ...


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You look like you are trying to gain weight for whatever reason. Most sources state that when losing or gaining weight you should aim for a 0.5kg change per week. However, it is highly individual and you should diet plan to eat 10-15% above your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and then measure your weight change. Make sure your breakdown of protein, fat ...


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So I have looked at freeletics and started using it but I didn't want to pay and the app functionality is limited without getting through a paywall. The app itself is designed to basically give you a full personal training telling you what to do everyday of the week along with videos of the form you should be using. Personally I think the idea in and of ...


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There are excellent, well qualified personal trainers working at private gyms, but the minimum standards in the industry are quite low. Check out what the requirements of any certificates they have actually are - they range from completing a weekend seminar to sitting exams after at least 2 years of college/university training. Work experience on the other ...


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I will respond from my personal experience as I have started working out about a year and a half ago and I've used a personal trainer throughout and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. My reasons are in order from most important: Motivation - If I have an appointment with my trainer I'm sure to go because someone is waiting for me. I will go ...


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In addition to the very good answers already present, which deal with motivation, specialized adjustments and feedback, I would also like to add that having access to an abundance of information about exercise on the internet, is not the same thing as having access to an abundance of exclusively good, complete, or unproblematic exercise information on the ...


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If you frequently change the way you train, it becomes very hard to follow if you are improving on them. The most important thing in weight training is "progressive overload". This must be followed, there must be an increase in the "total volume load" you are doing. (TVL = weight x rep x set) Therefore, try to stick to a single program; and try to milk it ...


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I'll preface this by saying that I'm somewhat biased. I used to be an ACE certified personal trainer. You make no mention of the time frame, or, the severity of your injury. If the injury is relatively new, I would suggest you seek the help of a physical therapist first. Physical therapy can help you regain range of motion and strength in an injured ...


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Push-ups are an effective compound exercise if you have no way to incorporate weights into your training. However, if you are looking to lose fat and build some muscle along the way, it would be a better option to start a caloric deficit and increase your daily push-ups. For the sake of recovery of your pectorals and triceps however, I would recommend to ...


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Check out www.dojofitness.io I believe this app covers all your needs. It allows you to work with your trainer via the app to design workout & diet plans and track / monitor progress. It also allows you to post results and compete with friends.


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There's a similar question here: "Personal Trainers: Do you like the idea of an app for PTs to set schedules for their clients, online or offline and they can also see the clients progress (weight, BMI, fats etc) and give them follow up call when required?", that suggests Fitness Hawk


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ExRx.net I cannot think of a better resource to learn about every exercise ever thought up. Most "new" exercises are variations on these.


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If you want to do this route, I strongly suggest that you use a tour operator. They know the area, weather, locals and will make your trip very safe. Based on a popular pilgrimage tour operator the route takes 3 days. http://www.yowangdu.com/tibet-travel/mount-kailash.html Some Tibetans will make the whole 32 mile (52 km) circuit in a single long day (like ...


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Stretch marks are a “tearing” of the layers of the skin (dermis). As you’ve already figured out, they’re usually the result of a rapid expansion of the skin surface and can have many causes. Unfortunately, since each of us is an individual, there’s no standard “rule” as to how much weight the body can add without resulting in stretch marks. Logic would, ...


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