Calvin Yeong


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how important are squats and dead-lifts to you?

8 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Nov 18, 2013

I say that if you are able to do both of these exercises, then it should be done in preference to something like a leg press or a wall-sit. However, I hesitate to use the word "functional" to justify doing either of these exercises. What may be functional for one person may not be functional at al...

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Do pregnant woman have to decrease the size of the weights they use?

5 Answers | Asked by Mary Beatty on Oct 14, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Oct 15, 2013

I guess she should hire someone to do all the lifting for her. God forbid if she should ever pick up a house cat, or maybe even her gym bag. 5 lbs isn't a whole lot of weight and many things we can possibly lift or pick up can be well over 5 lbs. There are risks during pregnancy that one needs ...

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Why does foot fall asleep while doing the Elliptical?

4 Answers | Asked by Mariu Garcia on Oct 07, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Oct 07, 2013

All the time. When you use an elliptical, the feet typically doesn't leave the footpads. So the feet doesn't actually do any active movement. On top of that, you are standing on your feet for an extended period of time. As a result, there's less circulation of blood to the area than to any other...

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Chronic tight Piriformis

6 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Sep 10, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Sep 12, 2013

It would be best to perform an overall dynamic postural assessment (assuming that other health professionals have already ruled it out as a medical condition). Without doing a postural assessment of sort, it would be hard to find out where the possible source of the misalignment comes from. Judg...

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What is the difference between a Schwinn Gold instructor and Schwinn Master trainer?

1 Answer | Asked by Jennifer Wickson on Sep 03, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Sep 03, 2013

In terms of the education/certification between the two, there may not be any real difference. It would be assumed, however, that the Master Trainer would possess a gold instructor level before becoming a Master Trainer. Master Trainers are considered "trainers of trainers." In other words, the...

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How do you determine the starting amount of lbs to weight train with for new clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Tiffany McGee on Sep 02, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Sep 02, 2013

As with any client you meet, you want to determine what their goals are and what their level of fitness is. That will determine the appropriate work load, reps, and sets to prescribe. Without this, you are just guessing and hoping what you prescribe will work. Once you've determined all that, t...

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If I'm an actual Muay Thai fighter, do I need certs to sell private lessons?

3 Answers | Asked by Joe Bastone on Aug 26, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Aug 26, 2013

It all depends on the service of your private lesson. If you are strictly giving lessons on Muay Thai, then you're not any different than any other martial artist giving out private lessons. As far as anyone is concerned, there's little in terms of acquiring certifications to teach martial arts, l...

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What do you think my "worth" is?

3 Answers | Asked by Matthew Fangmann on Aug 23, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Aug 23, 2013

Regardless of what degree/certifications/education/experience you have, this question is what employers will ask if they don't want to reveal salaries/pay grade to their competitors. I would suggest researching into what the competitors in the area are paying someone of the same position and use th...

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My clients weight didn't change but her body fat went up from 31% to 37%. What could cause the increase in BF?

9 Answers | Asked by Pascale Lean on Jul 11, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on Jul 11, 2013

In order for us to answer that, we would have to know what she was doing for the past 3 months and if there were changes to her exercise program (assuming that something in the exercise program is a cause for this). Also, what was her eating habits like? Aside from measuring her body fat and wei...

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Most important social media site to have a presence on in regards to attracting potential members? (outside of ideafit)

7 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on May 28, 2013

Answered by Calvin Yeong on May 29, 2013

Definitely LinkedIn. It's way more professional in its approach in that you don't just attract any random person that isn't actually interested in what you do. The connections you make on that site are meaningful connections and likely people you network with on a certain level.

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