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Rhabdomyolysis and Personal Training Facts You Need To Know

By Joe Cannon 490 Comments   Updated 7/9/19. I’ve been investigating rhabdomyolysis and teaching about it for over 10 years. I’m the author of the first book on rhabdo. I’ve lectured to thousands of fitness trainers and I’m here to tell you personal trainers are causing rhabdo in their clients. Rhabdomyolysis refers to a medical condition where your muscles die from […]

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Depression Prevention Through Exercise?

Exercising fifteen minutes vigorously, or an hour of moderate physical activity according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry (2019 doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.4175) may significantly reduce risk factors for depression. Large-scale genome-wide association studies were conducted by Harvard University and Members of the Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium used mendelian randomization […]

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Physical Activity in Kids?

It doesn’t take a rocket science to determine that there is a problem with inactivity in the z-generation…or the under 20 somethings.  But do they have a fighting chance?  Poor parent models, technology, the environment, and the immediate gratification attitude has created a culture of me-now-first. The ACSM September/October Health and Fitness Journal reported the […]

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Enhance New Member Experience

Paperwork Let the interrogation begin!  Tell me about how sick, broken and lazy you are!  No!  Comfort them by explaining how important it is to have baseline information to better establish a plan of attack, I mean program. Make Introductions To the facilities, employees, members, and areas that may interest them!  It’s not a prison […]

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Is Exercise Selection Killing Your Exercise

Ever wonder why one program works for some and not others? Why can some have a lifetime of activity and others have problems climbing the stairs to their house? The issue may be as simple as their exercise history and preference to activity. A bad experience, the wrong activity, or just poor timing that created […]

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Personal Or Social Trainer?

Social media is everywhere, including the weight room! Can’t tell if it’s a photo studio or a gym! People are selfieing themselves into shape…or at least that’s what they think. If that were only the case. Even Muscleandfitness.com has an article on five ways to take a good selfie in the gym. Have we lost […]

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How Much Exercise Do You Need?

Everyone knows the benefits of exercise, but few actually know how much of what and for how long and how often. If anyone could answer all these questions they would be rich! Everyone is different. First, everyone needs to modify their program at least every month. Why? Hopefully you are changing! As you get in […]

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