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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Why Education is Important for Athletes


In a society where money controls decisions, athletes are choosing to forgo an education for the fast cash.  Why do you think we see so many former pro athletes failing at life after sports?  We have been brought up in a society where we are taught to get all you can now instead of preparing yourself for the long haul.  Kids are being pushed by parents harder today than they were in the past because everyone wants to be the next big star. 


NEWS FLASH

Only a small percentage of youth and/or amateur athletes go on to become professionals in there chosen sport.  Yes, you will make a lot of money, but there are always the what if.   In my opinion it’s always better to be prepared and have a plan than not.  I know it’s hard to walk away from money especially if we are talking about a lot of money.  You have to look and dig deep into your own heart and determine your morals and decide what’s important you and your family. 
If you do chose to go to school and get an education, please decide on something that will benefit you in your life after sports.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Getting back to a high fitness level



So today I went back to the gym for the first time in two weeks.  Its amazing how long it takes your body to get back into good physical condition, but at the same time it seems as though it only takes a couple of days to feel like you are out of shape.  So today I went to my base gym to get a work out in.  I have system where I do random workouts each day similar to crossfit WOD's.  Today I ended up doing 3 rounds of:

8 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches @ 45 lbs
8 Wall Balls
11 Strict Pull-Ups
10 Burpees

The workout took me a total of 15:36 to complete.  After that I went for a 2.31 mile jog at a pace of 8:34 per mile.  One of my goals is to eventually get enough running in to run a marathon. 

Answer the questions below

What do you do when you feel like you have gotten to a point of being unfit?
What do you eat help you keep yourself at optimum performance?
What are your fitness goals?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Initial Consult Questions


So its been awhile since my last post, but now I am back and looking for input.  Please help me in finding out some initial questions that may be asked of potential clients when it come to the area and fitness and nutrition.  As we all know this nation is under attack by obesity and I along with every other personal trainer, nutritionist and dietitian would like to do out part in helping people change to a healthier lifestyle.  Please submit your input for what you would ask of someone who came to you for help if they were overweight or obese.