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How to Do “Landmine” Exercises

A “Landmine” exercise is describing the use of a certain set-up involving a barbell that is anchored on one end while the other end is used as the load for the exercise. Beyond just adding variety to a training program it’s an easy way to add or reduce weight by simply using weight plates on the […]

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Confessions of a Personal Trainer: Dream Come True?

As many people in my circles know by now I am leaving Boston and opening my own Strength and Conditioning facility on the Seacoast in New Hampshire. When I originally announced it to co-workers, clients, athletes, friends, and family the response was extremely positive and sincere. People were very happy for me. Many people would respond […]

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Why You’re a Great Personal Trainer but Can’t Get Clients.

It’s been 13 years since swiping key tags in Bristol, Rhode Island at Roger William University’s brand new athletic center. Between my sister who went to Providence College and myself at RWU at the same time, we had to fight for the largest financial aid packages we could get. That included “Work Study” hours. Even […]

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A “Whole” lot of Protein

  The importance of protein in one’s diet has become increasingly clear and moderate to high protein diets have become increasingly popular, as they should. But, in this post I’m not going to delve into the nutritional science of protein and its effects on you diet, body and health. I’d rather assist readers in their […]

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Deload Week: Stay Focused by Refocusing on these 5 Things

Earlier today I bitched on Facebook (that’s this social media platform thingy where people whine all day if you haven’t heard of it) that Deload Week is boring.  There is no doubt that it comes off a little lackluster to the competitive iron warrior in us all. So,  let’s survive it together by re-focusing that […]

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6 Weeks to your 1st Pull-up (Beginner Program)

-Pull-ups, as you know, may be a bugaboo (I’m not totally sure what that means but it sounds right) for  you and many others. It is an exercise that is difficult to scale which makes it difficult to progress.  It is also heavily dependent on your strength-to-bodyweight ratio. But it should not be avoided and […]

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6 Weeks to More Pull-Up’s (Advanced Program)

Pull-ups, as you know, may be a bugaboo (I’m not totally sure what that means but it sounds right) for  you and many others. It is an exercise that is difficult to scale which makes it difficult to progress.  It is also heavily dependent on your strength-to-bodyweight ratio. But it should not be avoided and […]

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Workout Scheduling Made Easy

The common denominator between having or lacking a successful workout plan is not knowledge or even access to a training facility. The magic pill is ACCOUNTABILITY. This is one reason that statistically the success rate a a gym is extremely poor except for members who are personally trained. Obviously the expertise of the trainer is […]