Blogs about Personal Training: Skills/Techniques

Success defined...

If I can take a new client who is adversed to exercise and give them an experience that is less than pure drudgery, I consider it a grand slam. If that client returns for a second session, giving me the benefit of the doubt, I consider it a win. If that client learns something that changes the way they view fitness for the better, I consider it a success. If that client experiences the difference that healthier choices can make, I am fulfilling a purpose. My name is Tanner Shultz. I am a certified personal trainer and a network marketing professional.

2014 in Review: What I Learned, Part 1

2014 was a really weird year for me.  I would put most of the blame on transition.  Yeah, I believe “transition” is the word that can sum up just about everything that happened to me in 2014. Where do I start…

Knee Strengthening Exercises There’s no need to be in pain

Forget the human condition—knee pain is the one unifying force that most of us have experienced on some level. A sprain, a twist, a dislocation, a bruise; certain acute injuries are unavoidable. Many chronic injuries are avoidable, however, but there’s no need to put up with persistent pain.For the love of knees

Do You Know the Best Way to Stretch and Warm Up Before Exercise?

Before you work out, do you stretch? Warm up? What do you do? For a vast majority of fitness enthusiasts worldwide, there are a variety of answers to all of the above questions.

How Many Reps Are You Doing?

 Good Afternoon!  There is a workout-related adage that is as old as time:  “three sets of ten reps.” You’ve probably heard an old school gym-goer repeat that to a newbie trying to figure out a workout, or maybe you’ve even been that old school gym-goer yourself.   

Is Shaking While Strength Training Harmful?

We all want to feel the burn when working out, but what about the shakes? I'm not talking about feeling dizzy from not eating enough or from coming up too fast after doing a forward bend. When your body is working really hard, either holding a challenging position or toward the end of a set, your muscles start to unintentionally quiver.

Update on Rick's training for "5000 Miles for the Big 50!"


The 3 Keys to Optimal Health

Being that this is my first ever blog post on the topic of fitness, I figured this topic would be a great place to start. This is particularly applicable for those of you who have hit pleteaus when training. What are plateaus, you ask? 

Spot Training

One of the more annoying, yet common myths in the fitness world is that you can "spot train" muscles. Not only is it not possible, it shows how highly uneducated some people are with exercising, yet these people keep "educating" people on how to train.  Under education is a huge problem in our industry, and spot training is the perfect example of that lack of knowledge.   Targeting the "Lower" Abs or the "tear drop" in the Quads, are two of my favorite that people will try over and over to spot train.