Andrew Halligan

Muscatine, IA 52761

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How to schedule weight training, cardio and yoga in a weekly workout

10 Answers | Asked by Manoj Arkadi on Jan 03, 2015

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Jan 04, 2015

Hello Manoj, I like your plan of a combination workout. I would like to add some ideas. You can add in your core to whichever muscle group you are strength training. This can be done with full body movements. For example if you are working your chest you can do burpees(pushup then squat up) or dips ...

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What is the science behind shoulder packing?

3 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Dec 02, 2014

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Dec 03, 2014 These articles really dig deep into shoulder packing and caution against how it should be cued...

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Is it true that not everyone can get "six-pack abs"?

17 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jun 27, 2011

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Dec 02, 2014

I would like to think that everyone can get a six-pack, but conditions have to be ideal and sometimes this is not realistic. Body fat must be low but there also has to be muscle tone. My six pack only shows when I eat enough calories to gain muscle as my body fat has always been low. I tend to hold ...

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Is it safe to train every day like in the biggest loser

5 Answers | Asked by Sonia Bowers on Nov 30, 2014

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Dec 02, 2014

I do not know the long term effects of this daily training and I often wonder myself, to what extent can genetics play a part? Are there people out there who can exercise every day of their life or are they going to burn out eventually and have to rest. The only answer I have come up with is that we...

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Is there a difference between functional training and prehab?

4 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Dec 15, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Dec 15, 2013

This I the article that made me want to ask:

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Heart murmur fitness health and fitness considerations/precautions

4 Answers | Asked by Maritza Molina on Jul 06, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Jul 08, 2013

Hello, I'm an ACE certified personal trainer and I was also born with a heart murmur. It's important to remember the murmur is not a condition in itself but a symptom of something going on in the heart. My cardiologist has placed no restrictions on exercise for me at this time, but it is important t...

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what are a few yoga poses and there counter poses for beginners?

2 Answers | Asked by Allison John on Apr 20, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Apr 20, 2013

I'm not a yoga instructor but some of my favorites to share with other people are triangle pose to downward facing dog, warrior pose variations, cobra to child's pose, cat to cow pose: You can also apply the same principles of counter pose to res...

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Mid section workout

17 Answers | Asked by Roseanne D'Angelo on Mar 15, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Mar 20, 2013

There are many good points on here and while it might not help directly with body fat percentage the spinal extension exercises David mentioned would do a number of good things: assuming that these exercises are considered safe for her they would improve her muscle balance and in turn her strength, ...

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Have you seen FitFeed yet?

14 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Mar 08, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Mar 14, 2013

Very interesting makes me feel more in the loop. However, I prefer your more straightforward/in depth description here about how it works compared to the one on the fitfeed page. At first I was confused about how the posts were prioritized.

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How much should I be paying for a personal trainer to come to my home? We use my equipment, my home, he lives just around the co

18 Answers | Asked by Nicole Caruso on Jan 11, 2013

Answered by Andrew Halligan on Jan 11, 2013

Maybe you could offer to increase his pay when he gets insured. Is his certification accredited by the NCCA? Some certifications are more valuable than others. You also have to compare his pay to other trainers in your area because certain cities and regions are more competitive. Is he leaving t...

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