Monday, April 23, 2012

Aaand We're Up and Running

So here we go, not going to pretend I know everything about everything on this thing, but I like to think I know a thing or two considering what I have seen, been taught and experienced first hand. First off a little bit about myself; I went to University of Maine and studied Exercise Science there, and I currently hold a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the NSCA. Did an internship with UMaine's Strength and Conditioning department, I owe them many thanks to all they taught me, also did an internship with OA Parisi Speed School in Saco Maine, to them I also owe numerous thank you's. I play rugby outside of my work so I consider myself an athlete, if you don't, well that's your opinion and you're entitled to it. I currently work in Hudson Massachusetts for Custom Built Personal Training, the facility I currently call home (work) is Boost Fitness and I have been here for close to 3 months.

A little about what you will find in here from time to time, like I said before I'm not the know all and be all of fitness, but I know enough to do some damage and be effective to a point. You won't get too many flashy terms out of here so if you are looking for a super science like fitness blog keep moving, maybe in time but I wouldn't bank on it right at the moment. This will be a place where I put down some thoughts to maybe educate a little bit and possibly drive some people nuts, but I figured I'd give it a shot and see what comes of it.

For this particular entry I wanted to talk about one of the dumber things I've heard since I start working here. While training a client a loud and obnoxious 'Bro' said to a group of people that seemed to care less about his workout or the size of his biceps, "You know how you've had a good workout...when you can't put your elbows together," then proceeded to make himself look even more like a fool and try to put his elbows together. My first thought was, you know how you are a royal functional mess in your upper body, WHEN YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ELBOWS TOGETHER. When you've done so many pressing motions in your workout that your chest is so flared up so you can't manage to even touch your elbows, or even your forearms together, you my friend may want to think about adding a pull in there every once in awhile 'BRO'! Well I guess I need to correct myself, because he didn't just do presses, he also did the most popular 'Bro' exercise ever, any guesses...??? CURLS. Yes curls can be helpful for your shoulder complex, but I doubt that was the reasoning for this person's doing them. At this point I have one thing to say to them, go try to perform a pull up the right way, and if you can't, you might want to consider never doing a press or curl ever again until you can do one without squirming and jumping around.

Well that's all I have for this entry, if you were looking for a little more in depth analysis on what my friend here said, sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not that in depth and this is a work in progress so easy does it. I probably should say something to this guy, to this point I've been told it's not really my place to do so and my schedule is fairly full as it is, although I'm sure one of the other trainers on staff here could train him and fix him. Until next time folks, ta ta for now.

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