More Effective Way to Workout

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    Dec 09, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
    Ok guys, I'm a certified NASM personal trainer for 2 years and avid health/fitness enthusiast for many more.

    Over the past month in a half, with the holidays and other family celebrations/events as well as work, I'ts been hard for me to get into the gym. I've been traveling a lot and I mean A LOT

    During this time I've been to the gym maybe 5 times tops, was beginning to feel like I was losing it, so I started finding ways to workout whenever and wherever I was. Instead of weights I used towels, gravity, and my body weight for resistance. and well...
    THE RESULTS ARE THROUGH THE ROOF. I have actually put on more size, and managed to gain more definition and lean out at the same time. In my chest, legs, torso, arms, EVERYTHING.(I have been watching my diet and eating healthy as usual) As of right now, this is one of the best shapes my body has ever looked. EVER. I am walking around in photo shoot condition, like if I take my shirt off right now my body looks photoshopped

    Which leads me to this, I know I'm not the only one who has problems getting to the gym all the time on a regular schedule. I know some people aren't comfortable going to the gym. Some people travel a lot etc. So I am working on a program that anyone can use to get similar results, maybe making a youtube series. For beginner to advanced. Does this sound like anything anyone would be interested in?

    Again, I achieved these results without lifting a single barbell, kettle bell, weight, plate, or the likes
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    Dec 09, 2015 11:37 PM GMT
    are you asking can you earn money with that?
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    Dec 09, 2015 11:39 PM GMT
    bonaparts saidare you asking can you earn money with that?


    ...well yea, that too. But I want to know is there any worth in this knowledge. I can keep it for myself or spread it.
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    Dec 09, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    The_Perfect_Ashlar said
    bonaparts saidare you asking can you earn money with that?


    ...well yea, that too. But I want to know is there any worth in this knowledge. I can keep it for myself or spread it.



    icon_lol.gif don't worry there are people who spread their knowledge from the heart and free
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    Dec 10, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
    Progressive calisthenics and bodyweight training has a large following in the fitness industry. There's even progressive calisthenics certifications you can look into. One is through Calisthenics Kingz, and another PCC is through DragonDoor. Both of these are approved by NASM and would count towards your CEUs. In addition, there is a wealth of free information that'll expand your knowledge and help you develop programs for yourself and clients.

    I began exploring bodyweight programs a few years ago to keep myself active when traveling and between resistance programs. How calisthenics have helped me most is by protecting my joints, and improving my mobility and form. This translates over into heavy lifting where I've experienced fewer injuries and better performance.
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    Dec 11, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    I only had one trainer in my life. We walked into the gym he pointed to the exercise machines and said, "We won't be using those they are used to sell gym memberships". He started me on body weight -core focused program. We used the Swiss ball and therabands but that was about it for equipment . Like you I got the best results of my life.
  • Shanebboy

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    Dec 11, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    Wow sounds promising tell me about it and ur youtube account
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    Dec 11, 2015 6:14 AM GMT
    Trainers hate him.
  • badbug

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    Dec 11, 2015 7:14 AM GMT
    "trainers hate him"

    LOL

  • Oceans_of_Flo...

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    Dec 11, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    Go for it. Guys give it a shot on YouTube all the time.
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    Dec 11, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
    FN_R5000I saidProgressive calisthenics and bodyweight training has a large following in the fitness industry. There's even progressive calisthenics certifications you can look into. One is through Calisthenics Kingz, and another PCC is through DragonDoor. Both of these are approved by NASM and would count towards your CEUs. In addition, there is a wealth of free information that'll expand your knowledge and help you develop programs for yourself and clients.

    I began exploring bodyweight programs a few years ago to keep myself active when traveling and between resistance programs. How calisthenics have helped me most is by protecting my joints, and improving my mobility and form. This translates over into heavy lifting where I've experienced fewer injuries and better performance.


    Thanks for the info!! Ill look into those nasm certs. And you're right, it's so much more protective of joints and also helps build stability for heavier lifting.
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    Dec 11, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    Shanebboy saidWow sounds promising tell me about it and ur youtube account


    Ill definitely keep you updated
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 11, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    Forget Planet Fitness. Just make the bed with gusto.

    I turn all of my daily activities into workouts. Two birds/one stone, and the results are undeniable.icon_wink.gif
  • Triggerman

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    Dec 12, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
    I am NASM certified also and I highly recommend it. I also work with The Institute of Motion in Solano Beach, CA. Very progressive ideas about fitness. Working the body in all quadrants of movement, weights and no weights, linear and multi-planar.

    But fitness is fitness is fitness. The body has no idea if it is in a gym or a park or a mountain cabin. Whatever works a muscle, a heart, lungs, cardiovascular system and nervous system is equal in my eyes.

    I spent a few summers moving furniture. Those guys were incredibly fit, lifting furniture, going up and down stairs, loading boxes.

    Find what ever you like to do, physically, and do it. Hike, bike, swim, build a garden. It is all working the human body system. Just make sure to do a variety of movement with external weight and without.

    Trig
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    Dec 12, 2015 7:55 AM GMT
    Lift heavy. Get big!