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206 bones of the human body & Osteoporosis›

There’s 206 bones in the human body; 126 apart of the appendicular, 80 in the axial. The longest bone is the femur, the smallest are the stapes, incus, and malleus (inner ear), and the most broken bone is the clavicle.

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How to pass NASM CPT (Chapter 6 breakdown)

The National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training Certification (NASM-CPT) is EASY. As I say in the video, DO NOT get any more certs after you pass the NASM-CPT (NO CES, FNS, WLS, PES etc) -it’s a waste of your TIME & MONEY. NASM’s science is outdated:

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HELP NICK (HUNGER) - How To Become A Successful Personal Trainer

Do you want to make personal training and health coaching into a career? You need to understand and implement the acronym HELP NICK from the book How To Become A Successful Personal Trainer.

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101 Trainer Mistakes from The PTDC (The Personal Training Development Company.)

With a new class beginning at The Show Up Academy this week, I always begin with this masterpiece by Jon Goodman and Personal Trainer Development Center.  This is a great article for NEW and VETERAN TRAINERS TO READ (please read and comment on your favorites and/or things you'd add or take out!)

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The Best AND Worst fitness & nutrition MEME's

How long is it before we stop referencing scientific literature like the JSCR (Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research) and start citing MEME's?

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Traits of a Successful Personal Trainer

Today in the fitness industry it is not unusual to see clients leaving their trainers within a month.  Common excuses range from, “Money is a little tight,” to “Work is crazy.” Yes, clients could be experiencing certain issues, but odds are the reason they didn’t commit is that they did not see the value in your services.  Imagine this….

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Are you GREAT, or good?

As a regular of the 3rd street promenade Starbucks, you’d think that Amber would know what I order at 4:30 am every morning.  The feller in front of me has ordered the same thing for the last 5-months.

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6-week SHRED - 10-day check in (Eat Junk to look like a HUNK!)

How to look like a hunk by eating junk!  Bret Lusis and I will be putting to test Zac Efron and his infamous transformation for the movie Baywatch.  We calculated our numbers (BMR & AF & NEAT), working out twice a day, and being mindful of HOW MUCH we put into our body.  How to become a personal trainer www.showupfitness.com/academy

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How Should You Squat?

Manute is one of the tallest to play the game- 7'7, while Muggsy is 5'3, do you think these two should Squat the same way?  HELL NO.  Bodies are different, and in this article, I'm going to explain why people should change up their Squat.  

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The Best Uni-lateral exercises

Before you read this, I wanted to mention a recent post by Eric Cressey - a top strength and conditioning coach and the go-to guy for baseball players.  He agrees that a strong Squat and Deadlift can be important, but when it comes to athletic performance, athletes primarily use one leg at a time, so uni-lateral training should be incorporated into an athletes program.  

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Common Sense is NOW Uncommon.

My question to the American society is, “Are you implementing these aspects of common sense?”  I’d double down on that previous bet and say you aren’t.  Today, I’m going to help you become a better person by teaching you common sense in all aspects of life. 

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