Denny Pinch

Arlington, VA 22202

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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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creating a weight training program for someone with knee problems

6 Answers | Asked by Michelle Volpe on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jul 02, 2015

Hi Michelle, Your client has probably developed improper muscle movement patterns to help protect her knee. This causes many muscle imbalances which you should strive to correct. I would begin each exercise session with some self myofascial release using a foam roller and then stretching the sa...

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I raised my step from 1 riser to 2 but now my lower back hurts. Will this go away, or is my step just too high? I am 5'2".

8 Answers | Asked by Dana Shepherd on Jun 10, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jun 30, 2015

DAna, Most likely you have some muscle imbalances that will not allow you to properly recruit muscles when using the higher step. The recruitment pattern then gets worse when fatigue sets in. The faulty muscle recruitment patterns could be the cause of your back pain. The advice given by Nan...

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should I get 1 treadmill and 1 versa climber or 2 treadmills and no versa climber?

4 Answers | Asked by Danny Oh on Jun 25, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jun 30, 2015

Hi Danny, The first thing that pops to mind for me is to survey your current clients to see which one they would want to have available for them to use. They are the people who will use it so you want to purchase something they want. I used to work in a gym that had a versa climber and it was a...

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Muscle groups worked out on cosecutive days?

7 Answers | Asked by Todd Faust on Jun 28, 2015

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jun 29, 2015

Hi Todd, I do not recommend working out the same muscle group on consecutive days let alone daily. You need 48 hours of recovery between sessions and as you age 72 hours could be necessary. If you work your chest daily you are eventually going to suffer an overuse injury. Your workout program sho...

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Who is your favorite among all the leaders in functional movement/corrective exercise and why?

4 Answers | Asked by Gwynn Lindler on Jun 13, 2014

Answered by Denny Pinch on Jul 17, 2014

Hi Gwynn, I am also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. In 2012, I became a Corrective Exercise Specialist with NASM. I was very pleased with the course. You receive a text book, an online version of the textbook, an online version where the text is read to you, videos teaching you how to perform...

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cardio before or after weights

10 Answers | Asked by Kristie Norman on Feb 25, 2014

Answered by Denny Pinch on Mar 04, 2014

Kristie, I am not aware of any studies that found it is better to do cardio before strength or strength before cardio. I believe in the past I read about some studies that found it really makes no difference which is performed first. For most of my clients and for myself, I do weights before I do ...

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