Adam Walker

Clarksville, MD 21029

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I have a tightness in my rhomboids and upper traps, more so on my right as I am right handed?

3 Answers | Asked by Marwan Killu on Oct 19, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 20, 2013

I agree, esp on the myofascial release techniques. In addition to the foam roller and Theracane, consider a lacrosse ball. Small portable and can really get into the shoulder blade region. A book that offers some movement beyond stretching is "Original Strength" . Lots in there to open the ches...

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What is the earliest time to start teaching group ex classes during the week? please give insight

8 Answers | Asked by Karen Branch-Crawford on Oct 18, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 20, 2013

Another for "earlier the better". They tend to be committed and the time slot limits the chance for things interrupting that commitment.

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Where do you start as a new trainer? What are some good ways to build your foundation?

4 Answers | Asked by Alex Wilson on Oct 09, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 11, 2013

All of the above, and (it was helpful for me) intern with someone who you look up to , both in the industry and professionally. They can be different but you will learn a ton.

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What is the best hydration belt for running long distance? To hold iPod/iPhone, keys, water bottle... Etc?

5 Answers | Asked by Traci Rivera on Oct 07, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 08, 2013

Depends on your your total volume needed for cargo. I really like most of the Nathan products.

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How many clients should a new trainer take on?

7 Answers | Asked by Callie Leasure on Sep 15, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 07, 2013

I agree, ther eis no magic number. Keep in mind, 1 hour with the client, still involves a bit of time afterwards with programming, paperwork, etc after the fact. I find the 6-7 a day is alot, unless, I do no post in person work, the I can do 7-10. In that case, I have an "office day" where I do all ...

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what to wear for a corporate job interview

5 Answers | Asked by Dorothy Waterman on Sep 08, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 07, 2013

I agree with the dark suit and jacket. It shows you know how to look professional in a corporate business setting. You can never order dress for a interview. Unless I am told to dress for exercise demostartion, I dress with a suit. In the demostartion, I wear black a synthetic polo, khaki work pants...

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Most trainers i see don't keep a record of their client's progress. Is this common?

19 Answers | Asked by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 07, 2013

I keep track, though some of my clients like to keep track in their own note book too. That makes for great inspiration when they are at home and look back on their progression. Additionally, if one isn't taking down a record, the how can one program effectively over time? I would find this hard if ...

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Rhabdomyolysis

7 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Aug 30, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 06, 2013

I have know a few cyclists who have gotten Rhabdo. A good video that lends approaches the Rhabdo issue with a touch of common sense. ow.ly/pxXFI In the end, its both the trainer’s responsibility to train the client safely and the client need to know when to call it “done” for the ...

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Do you participate in the session with your Group Training clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Amanda Cremonini on Sep 26, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 05, 2013

I do not participate, either. My reasoning is that I was hired as a coach trainer, not a partner. If I am working out, then I am not giving 100% to the group. Watching form, monitoring for any dangerous situations, etc are hard to do when doing the work myself. I would hate to lose a client because ...

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What do you think about Soul Cycle Studios?

1 Answer | Asked by Norma Zurita on Oct 03, 2013

Answered by Adam Walker on Oct 05, 2013

I visited one while on vacation. It's an interesting idea. Not my personal cup of tea, as I prefer to be outside as often as possible. The folks I met were all very freindly. If a client needed to do some short interval work on a bike and the weather was cruddy, it would be worth check out.

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