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Do these two steps to decrease shoulder issues while benching!

My shoulder hurts, I cannot do that! My personal trainers and I hear this so many times. Most of the time we are able to fix the movement and are able to guide people to save and sound movement patterns that let’s them train hard and succeed with their goals. One common problem arising is…

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Why Single Side Exercises Can Give You Nicer….

butt, arms, shoulders, back….you name it. If you are expecting a rant against bilateral exercises, go look somewhere else. If you are looking for an explanation why you should include unilateral exercises in your fitness routine then you should read on. I am so used to including these exercises into my personal training client’s training routines…

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Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting personal trainers can help when the scale does not budge

When the Scale Won’t Budge

In Short You might not be eating enough Your protein intake might be too low Exercise 5-7 hours/week for optimal fat loss Include strength training Leave steady state cardio behind Replace rice, potatoes, etc with non starchy vegetables You have been doing everything: You have exercised regularly. reduced your food intake and…. the damn scale…

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5 Steps To Reduce Back Pain and Knee Pain

In short: Foam Rolling glutes, hamstrings & back can reduce adhesions in your back Stretching is not all that it claims to be in regards to back pain Your patella is not tracking badly, your glutes are not doing their job.  Hip stabilization & functional movement can reduce your pain Don’t load up dysfunction Foam…

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Fitness after New Years – Still Going Strong?

We are 12 days in. 12 Days after making New Year’s Resolutions, and, you might be struggling to make it. You have been good for a couple of days, but you might have fallen off the wagon. Reset Now The key thing to success is not perfection. Perfection only happens in utopia. The real world…

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Great Butt…Stable Hip!

We have been talking a lot about the mental part of training. This post is all about your behind, your tush, your booty, call it whatever you want! It is one of the most discussed topics in your life, think about it. People want a bigger one, a smaller one, want to get rid of…

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Extreme Makeover vs. Slow and Steady?

Fast changes in nutrition & fitness versus the turtle approach! We are always looking for a right and a wrong. Maybe we need to forget about that… at least when it comes to fitness. One approach rarely is for everybody. We are all created not equal but equally different. Our individual minds differ very much,…

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Nutrition: One Habit 80% Success, Two Habits 20% Success?

Changing more than one habit sets you up for failure! We all know the feeling of New Year coming around. A new beginning. A new way of getting it done. This time I will go to the gym, eat healthy, cut out soda, eat veggies, stop eating fried food….The list is almost endless. This is also…

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Do you have too much of a drive to succeed?

Some of us lack the inherent drive to work out, exercise, or be healthier. But what if you are a classic Type A person and  you actually have a strong drive? Is there such a thing as too much of a drive? Absolutely, training, fitness and wellness is all about balance. Just like a Type…

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The Most Common Mistakes That Lead To Failure in Fitness!

I have been a personal trainer since about 1998. During this time I have seen many people succeed. They lost the weight they wanted to lose, gained the muscle they wanted, performed in their sport and accomplished other great goals. But what is even more striking is that I have seen more people fail than…

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