Brandon Leavitt

Smithfield, UT 84335

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What snacks should I eat at work?

18 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 26, 2012

Great question. First, choose something you enjoy eating. Second, choose something with minimal calories, full of micronutrients, low fat and fiber. Based on that information, I highly recommend choosing fruits and veggies that you enjoy. Another option, choose a granola bar with minimal calories...

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How do you train clients with over-active upper traps (who initiate movements w a shoulder shrug)?

18 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 26, 2012

You can also get a foam roll or tennis ball and have them press it against their traps and hold it for 30 seconds. Eventually the Golgi tendon organ will sense tension and help relax the muscle.

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How do you train clients with over-active upper traps (who initiate movements w a shoulder shrug)?

18 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 26, 2012

Great question. Based on the information you are providing, it sounds like they have an upper cross syndrome. The traps, sternocleidomastoid and levator scapulae need to be stretched and a good integrated exercise to help strengthen the weak muscles is doing a floor cobra. I would recommend doing...

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I'm a 44 year old who would love to inspire other women about fitness and get certified. Where should I start?

22 Answers | Asked by Betty Ault on May 23, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

Congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome!! I am certified through NASM. I highly recommend them for all your certifications. They give you the tools and resources you need in order to be successful in this career field. Best of luck to you!

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Can high-intensity exercise prevent a highly-conditioned woman from becoming pregnant?

21 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jan 10, 2012

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

I believe there are a lot of factors involved with someone not being able to get pregnant other than just high intensity exercising. I know a lot of woman who were athletes and trained at high intensities and have been able to get pregnant.

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Can a pregnant woman stay in my class if she has pp at 27 weeks? She can wait till 28 weeks right?

8 Answers | Asked by Ashley Butterfly on Aug 24, 2012

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

Refer her to her doctor. I would not work with her until you have something signed from the doctor stated that it is safe for her to participate in an exercise program.

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At what point should you change the exercises in your workout routine (weeks, months etc)?

20 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on May 10, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

I recommend no longer than 4 weeks. You can change it daily, weekly or monthly. Whether you're trying to lose weight, max muscle, sport performance, tone, etc., you must change your routine. Going more than 4 weeks will keep your body from progressing. Your body needs change to keep progressing.

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What's the biggest obstacle to exercise for people who are overweight?

23 Answers | Asked by Ingrid Wentzel on Aug 29, 2011

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

The biggest obstacle is keeping them motivated. Setting small yet challenging goals will help them accomplish goals without feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Finding activities that they enjoy and helping them build a support group of friends and family will keep them motivated. Dig deep to find th...

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How do you stay motivated?

14 Answers | Asked by Erin Tracy on Feb 24, 2012

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

My family. Being an example for them so when they get older they can live healthy lifestyles as well. Setting small yet challenging goals to ensure I do not get overwhelmed and stressed. Achieving the small goals will continue to give me a sense of accomplishment to keep me motivated.

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Can 30 minutes 2x a week be enough time to get noticable strength training results for the average individual

13 Answers | Asked by douglas kenworthy on Feb 28, 2012

Answered by Brandon Leavitt on Nov 25, 2012

That depends on the goal and when you want to reach your goal. Can 30 min, 2x per week help you reach your goal in the specified time? If so, continue with the game plan, but just continue to manipulate the sets, reps, intensity and rest periods to continue to see strength gains.

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