Anybody trainer certified?

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Jan 10, 2015 7:13pm
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I'm looking to network with other individuals who are certified personal trainers. I'd like to chat about various training models and toss a few ideas back and forth. I'm certified through NASM, and have relied on their OPT model to train numerous clients successfully, but I am curious about other models.

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Jan 10, 2015 11:03pm
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I worked at various gyms some time ago. I'm working by myself now. I have a BS in Exercise Science and Certification on Massage Therapy. If I can help with any tip or advise me know!!

11 Jan
I would love to throw some ideas back and forth. Always open to learn more. I took kinese for a few years before switching majors. Loved it, though. Super interesting
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Jan 11, 2015 3:27pm
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I'm not certified but I'll follow this thread with interest. I've considered getting certified and enjoy experimenting with new techniques & workout programs. 
After this week I'll be beginning a muscle-building program coz I've been shredding for the last 2 months. 
Thankfully I'm educated & research a lot so you won't catch me recommending crazy-assed rubbish or anything I haven't already tested on myself 
11 Jan
From your other posts, I can tell you know what you're talking about. If you want to grab a cert, I've been told CSCS is very good, along with the Cooper institute. Very hard to get those certs. I went with NASM since it seemed more casual, yet respected in most circles. I just do freelance training in my free time, wouldn't want to make it a career. Plus, while doing research, I saw many athletic trainers in the NFL carry NASM as their primary certification, so can't be all that bad!
11 Jan
Thanks, I haven't decided yet whether I'm gonna get certified or not. My background is in behavioral & development management so I'm also interested in learning about the body & mind working in tandem
11 Jan
I'm a behavior analyst myself, so I'm all about shaping and changing behaviors. Not sure if that's a similar field to you or not. It's interesting that NASM just came out with a new certification, the behavior change specialist... or something like that. Thought I'd add that to my credentials
12 Jan
Mine focused on coaching various management strategies to develop team performance as well as handling high level negotiations. Profession bullshit in a nutshell. I'm a strong believer though that when helping people train you need to get their mindset right. This is borne out with how many people fail at getting healthy before they've really begun & is why I find some of the topics interesting.. Most I find dull as shit, but occasionally there's a nugget!
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Jan 11, 2015 4:01pm
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I'm a qualified PT, been working as a PT for the past 2yrs..think this is a great platform where we can just throw around some ideas on various training methods

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Jan 11, 2015 10:48pm
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I held my CSCS certification for 10 years (2001-2011) and found it to provide great resources and networks for those certified.  I let my certification run out after getting my masters( 2003) and doctorate(2007) in Physical Therapy.  With limited time for training I let the certification run out but still have a great interest in strength/conditioning and overall health.  Feel free to ask or bounce ideas off me if you want.

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Jan 12, 2015 6:41pm
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Meeee..But I haven't actually worked as one. I'm working more on myself now :)

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Jan 15, 2015 5:25pm

What's everyone's thoughts on german volume training (10 sets of a fundamental exercise like bench press/squats)

In December I did a wokrout program by Craig Capurso which involved doing 10 rounds/3 reps maximum weight each day & found it had great results by the end of the 30 days.

I've since modified the workouts but kept the 10 rounds and was wondering what people's thoughts were if you've come across the training method coz pretty soon I'll be going back to muscle-building workout programs now I've reduced my weight down. I've still got arouns 2% bodyfat to cut but I've given myself a timeline of June/July so can afford to bulk up a bit. 

 

 

 

15 Jan
I've read up about this training method, wasn't very familiar with it but it seems it's more effective when bulking.. Did you drop body fat while doing GVT alone? I want to create a new program for myself to cut while still building muscle starting next month but I'm thinking maybe sticking to the 10 sets, 10 reps of compound moves, while just including supersets with shorter breaks or perhaps just stick to the traditional GVT and alternate with HIIT days...any thoughts?
15 Jan
Hi Renay, I chose Capurso's program coz the workouts suited my body type best. It began with the 10 rounds/3 reps, 30 second rests of a fundamental exercise then moved into other exercises on the same body part (if you check out my Dare to Shred created workouts you'll see examples). The rests were kept to 30 seconds to get the metabolic hit, then when done there was a quick tabata round of various exercises like sprints or kettlebell swings. Over the course of the program I dropped 17lbs in weight but have only started measuring my bodyfat this month...
15 Jan
Lol love the names, will check it out and definitely give it a shot! Tx :)
15 Jan
No worries. I notice you also like my battle rope workout. That's a work in progress & I was just messing about so it might change
15 Jan
That's fine, I love battle ropes and am always looking for different routines for variation, some awesome workouts you got there
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Jan 21, 2015 12:13am
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Microcycles Back in October / November of last year I tried doing microcycle tri-set workouts (Jim Stoppani is a proponent of them) Basically they involve you working each body part twice a week but mixing up the weight & reps i.e. The first 3 days you go 6 reps/heavy next 3 days you go 12 reps/lighter. The following week you go 15-20 reps/lighter then 30 reps/lighter (The 30 reps gave an INSANE pump!) Anyone tried this or heard of it? I'm considering making this my February program
21 Jan
I'm not sure if I'm reading this right or not. Are you doing all muscles heavy 3 days and then light 3 days, if so that sounds like a lot of breakdown to the muscles. I've done a heavy then light program before but it included a chest/back day....then leg day.....then biceps/triceps/shoulder day. All heavy(3-6 reps for 8 sets) a rest day then what the routine called a active recovery chest/back day....leg day.....biceps/triceps/shoulder day(15-25 reps, 5 sets). It was a nice mix of heavy and light weight training. You could do a cardio/abdominal day rather than a rest day between...
21 Jan
Hi Brian, yeah I didn't write that very well! You work three body-parts, multi-joint exercises for 3 days...then repeat using single joint exercises. You active rest on the 7th day. Your program sounds familiar & I saw some good results although it hurt like hell! I'm basically just trying to think of something to so to keep things interesting at the gym. I'm doing a lot of HIIT & steady state cardio right now in addition to my "DARE TO SHRED" workouts to strip a few lbs before I hit February.. I'm open to suggestions
21 Jan
If you're looking for something really different I once did an alternating unilateral training program. It basically involved doing a right side upper body and left side lower body day. Then you switch the next day and do a left upper body and right lower body day. If was all single side push, pulls and lifts. I got a lot of funny looks at the gym but nothing funnier than looking in the mirror and seeing a pumped left arm and right leg next to an unpumped opposite side. I last 3 weeks with the program but have gone back...
21 Jan
Thanks Brian, I'll check them out. That first one sounds insane!!
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