Denny Pinch

ARLINGTON, VA 22204-4666

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5 Answers | Asked by IOANNIS TSIALIS on Nov 17, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Nov 29, 2015

Hi Joannis, I recommend Jeff Galloway's method for training for a marathon. I ran track and cross-country in high school and college. During college I ran a half marathon in 80 minutes and 50 seconds which is an average mile of 6:10. I joined a Galloway training group to prepare for my first mar...

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show me exercises to improve golf swing

6 Answers | Asked by Mary St John on Oct 14, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Oct 23, 2015

Hi Mary, I am the Asst. Fitness Director at the Army Navy Country Club so I have worked with many golfers in our facility. Many good suggestions have been made so far but something different that I can suggest is to take a look at your client's posture. Many people including many golfers have a f...

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80 yr cannot do hamstring stretches without pain behind knee and outside of calf. He cant get on floor and has balance issues.

10 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Mercer on Sep 07, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Sep 11, 2015

Jennifer, I would start with SMR on the plantar fascia, calves, and hamstrings and then do static stretches for each muscle group. I would have him sit in a chair and roll each foot over a tennis ball to try and relax the muscles in his feet. Still in a chair positioned close to a wall, I wou...

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How would one begin to train an athlete for bull riding?

7 Answers | Asked by Mitchell Brusseau on Sep 07, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Sep 11, 2015

This is an interesting question. I have two ideas. My first thought was to have him do squats on a BOSU while holding only one heavy dumb bell in his right hand and then a second set holding the dumb bell in his left hand. Then Nancy gave me this idea. If you have a large enough Swiss ball, have...

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What is the best way to increase leg flexibility?

6 Answers | Asked by Kate Henrichson on Sep 10, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Sep 11, 2015

Hi Kate, I wish I could meet your client so I could take her through an assessment to learn all the places where she might have over active and tight muscles which restrict her from being able to touch her toes. Since I can't do that I will base my answer on what you have told us. I would start ...

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Two part question about working with clinets over 60 years old and those clients having injuries

6 Answers | Asked by Trent Barga on Sep 02, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Sep 03, 2015

Hi Trent, I would not even begin to work with either client until their injuries have healed. Then, I would get a medical clearance from their doctor stating specifically the client is ready to exercise and which exercise he wants the client to do and, more importantly, which exercises he must not...

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What are your opinions on our CNS making adjustments to our exercise technique for our individual bone and joint structure?

3 Answers | Asked by Julian Conner on Aug 31, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Sep 01, 2015

Hi Julian, Faulty movement patterns are often the result of muscle imbalances that have not been addressed. Sometimes this is caused from a past injury. The CNS in order to protect the injured area will often alter movement patterns. Once the client recovers from the injury, he continues to mo...

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Help with first client

4 Answers | Asked by Michael Joyce on Aug 02, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Aug 15, 2015

Michael, Based on your story it sounds like this is a client who will be new to you but has worked out with at least one other trainer at this gym before. The other trainer is now out coaching a team sport so you are filling in for him. As others have mentioned you should sit down and talk with...

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I do push ups and planks every day but which is better?? Doing push ups first then plank or plank first then push ups?

5 Answers | Asked by Bryan Filemon on Aug 13, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Aug 13, 2015

Hi Bryan, If you do both of these exercises regularly then I assume you are quite strong at each of them. If that is the case, I'd say it doesn't matter for you which exercise you choose to do first. If I was working with a new client or someone who was not as strong in these moves as you are, ...

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what do you think of Ace's orthopedic specialist certification vs. Justin Price's TBMM

5 Answers | Asked by Kelli Piggee' on May 12, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jul 02, 2015

I can not speak of the ACE course because I've never taken it, but I am currently taking Justin Price's course and I highly recommend it. I am already a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. I wanted to continue to learn more about corrective exercise so I started taking Justin's ...

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