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Is There an App for That?

Is it just me or are we as a society becoming lazier and lazier when it comes to achieving our health and fitness goals? I hate to rant and rave (Who am I kidding? I love to rant and rave), but it seems as if almost everyone who is anyone is relying now more then ever on modern technology, meal prep services and fitness apps to help them achieve the ultimate physique. Don't get me wrong, if all these fancy gimmicks, gizmos and gadgets help keep you accountable for your workouts and allow you to stay on track with your diet, then I say stick with it. However ask yourself this - How long can you stick with it? Sooner or later there will be bigger and better apps, more overhyped and oversaturated meal prep services, and technology, well technology will just continue to make us all lazy when it comes to doing things for ourselves.

Now I know what you're thinking. What gives me, a Personal Trainer, the right to start bashing on these extravagant fitness aids? After all, isn't hiring a Personal Trainer considered to be a luxury for the rich and famous? Well, that might be the view point held by many, however if you've ever worked with a knowledgeable and educated trainer, then you'll know that Personal Training should actually be considered to be a necessity and nothing less.

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Are You a Gym Douchebag?

At the risk of insulting a few people, receiving harassing emails from others, and getting flamed and threatened on social media by my followers and haters alike, I've decided to move forward with this week's blog, and explain as to what I feel makes someone a Gym Douchebag.

Before I begin, I would like to state that I'm not looking to stir up some type of drama nor am I trying to create any controversy. I'm simply trying to take an annoying, irritating and frustrating first world problem that I deal with on a regular basis, and expose the culprits who turn my place of therapeutic release into a place of negativity and despair.

So without further adieu, let's dissect and discuss the different types of Gym Douche Bags and hopefully resolve a few issues where both Fitness Enthusiasts who practice proper gym etiquette and Gym Douche Bags who practice perfecting their selfie face, can coexist peacefully with one another within our iron jungle.

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Muscle Moms

Sleepless Nights, Fluctuating Energy Levels, Intense Food Cravings, Nausea, Cramping, Constipation. No, I'm not referring to the manifestations of a contest prep diet (although strikingly similar in comparison), I'm referring to just a few of the many well known side effects of pregnancy.

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The Game Changer

Ask any one of my clients that has ever worked with me and they will tell you that I am a far reach from your conventional, text book personal trainer. For one, I rarely if ever record anything that I do on the floor with a client. I also like to get frisky with my sets and zesty with my reps. I don't believe in always following standard generic training protocols that offer 4 sets of this and 12-15 reps of that. I've been known to get rambunctious at times during my clients' workouts by throwing in the occasional superset, dropset, and most feared...quadruple dropset. I like to use pre-exhaust techniques on overdeveloped muscle groups and isolation exercises on the weaker ones. I circuit train to maximize my clients' time and efficiency in the gym. And I stick to heavy compound movements as a staple in any workout to ensure that my clients are maximizing their results to the absolute best of their ability each time they set foot in the gym. Oh, and I also tell them NOT to DIET!!!!

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