Austin Gregory Johns

McLean, VA 22102-3806

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Do you think the Biggest Loser has any credibility?

12 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Nov 07, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

It has the impact of celebrity which is extremely socially credible. It's an advertisement of fantasy land similar to most all other marketing. The goal is sales, not science but people will follow it because it has notoriety. The mis-leading results are not helpful but neither is the credibili...

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HELP? Can you help find the answer to this anatomical question?

10 Answers | Asked by Debbie Russell on Nov 09, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

Anything within the digestive system is still anatomically and physiologically considered "outside the body" until it undergoes absorption, therefore, anything inside any part of the digestive system and not touching the cilliary walls can be considered not connected to anything else.

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What Is Your Professional Opinion On "Undercutting?"

14 Answers | Asked by Marlan Eller on Sep 09, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

Always answer questions for which you can present yourself as a certified expert. Answering questions is never "undercutting". If the client's trainer confronts you simply present your answer to them. You may have a perspective on a subject they never thought of and your conversation about the to...

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Do you keep a food journal?

14 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Sanchez on Nov 07, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

I don't personally keep a food journal because my personal goals are not food related, but many of my clients do. It's a fact that a person who tracks their diet in writing is more conscious of the foods they eat and, therefore, more apt to avoid or at least recognize poor choices. One of my fav...

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What is the best way to train someone who is pregnant?

11 Answers | Asked by Kathleen Ferguson on Sep 26, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

ACE Recommends staged progressions during pregnancy (like just about any other training routine). They base the periodization on the tri-mesters beginning with a maintenance of regular activity in the first tri-mester but minimizing running and high impact activities. Progression intensity reduces...

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Blood pressure

6 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Nov 09, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Nov 09, 2011

All clients receive regular BP testing as part of their tri-annual fitness evaluations. High BP and BP irregularities can be indicative of serious issues and should be evaluated by a medical professional no matter how badly you want to engage a client while they are still excited. I've known a 3...

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As a certified trainer do you spend more time on technical development or business development.

8 Answers | Asked by sizwe gumede on Sep 13, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Sep 13, 2011

As a veteran trainer, I've found both technical and business development are necessary to survive, but they are not necessarily exclusive. By educating yourself then broadcasting your accomplishments and certifications to your base you enhance your qualifications on paper. New education which show...

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I am interested in more public speaking opportunities. Any suggestions?

11 Answers | Asked by Lisa G. Wright on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Sep 02, 2011

Shannon Fable suggests seeking fitness products or existing services that peak your interest and offer to become a master trainer for them. These companies often need people to teach others their methods and speak on their behalf. Further, you can offer your services as a health professional to ...

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What are the benefits of plyometrics?

8 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Sanchez on Sep 01, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Sep 02, 2011

The quick answer: Plyometrics train your body to handle generalized ground reaction forces in relation to gravity. If you or your client engages in activities where they rarely encounter forces other than gravity, plyometrics are an excellent way to manage improved daily function, balance, power...

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What do you think about using Anabolic Steroids in non-competition circumstances for image results?

10 Answers | Asked by Eddie Lester on Aug 17, 2011

Answered by Austin Gregory Johns on Aug 17, 2011

I disagree with the "legal" argument. Everyone knows steroids are illegal without medical supervision, but that doesn't make them "wrong". It's apparently illegal in parts of the US to play dominoes on Sunday, but that doesn't make it inherently wrong. What does make abusing anabolics wrong is ...

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