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Jocelyn Martin

Princeton, MA 01541-1207

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I am 5/6 and weigh 208 lbs. I get weak and shaky and sweat when I do the simplest things like raking leaves. What kind of excers

7 Answers | Asked by dana Allen on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

Most quidelines recommend seeing a physician before beginning any exercise program, especially if you have shortness of breath on doing light activity. After being cleared, you may want to start with a walking program to build up your cardiovascular capacity.

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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 Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

How important? Not sure they're "important" to my training programming. Do I use them, yes. But only as they pertain to my clients needs and goals. Depending on assessment results and goals, I may have clients start with just wall sits till they are able to maintain proper form and muscle recrui...

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What are some of the most unique places that you have trained a client? How effective was it?

6 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Nov 15, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

I love working out outdoors with clients. I love using nature, the elements and natural terrain to change up the workouts and show clients that they can get a workout in anywhere. I don't know about unique, but I worked with a client in the ocean once. Talk about challenging stability when yo...

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What is your opinion on low reps (3) for women who want to maximize relitive strength?

9 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Nov 15, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

All depends on the training goal. To create additional strength and using higher weight, your protocol seems spot on. Most of my clients simply want to tone, rather than gain strength, so I tend to do more reps and fewer sets.

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How do you handle clients who constantly reschedule training sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by Meryl Hawk on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

You've received great answers so far, the flip side is to have a conversation with the client at their next session. It doesn't have to be confrontational, a simple "Over the last few weeks you cancelled X number of sessions and we've had to reschedule. Is there a timing issue? Are you too sore f...

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How much is too much to charge for a one hour personal training session?

9 Answers | Asked by Meryl Hawk on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

It really depends on your area, your skill set, experience and what you have to offer that others in your area may not. Clients will let you know what is too much, as they won't sign on at that rate. Then again, I find that people are willing to pay more for results, experience and specialty. How...

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what type of training do you prefer?

9 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 17, 2013

I like short, interval cardio training using the triathlon modalities and alternating between events (swim, bike, run). I enjoy adding in short circuit training sessions with either strength training using body weight, dumbbells or trx. Or high intensity, Tabata style plyometric sessions. ...

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Do you have a Facebook page for your business?

15 Answers | Asked by Evelyn Sinclair on Nov 04, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 11, 2013

Liking others....like mine too please! https://www.facebook.com/BeYourBestPersonalTraining

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What do you do to help clients with sciatica?

8 Answers | Asked by Linda King on Nov 05, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 11, 2013

I have also found yoga and pilates to be effective in opening up the hips, strengthening the glutes/hamstrings and lengthening the spine to provide relief for sciatic issues.

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How do you cue an obese client to find neutral spine when lying on the floor?

5 Answers | Asked by Lori Michiel on Nov 07, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Nov 11, 2013

I often use pelvic tilts to help them find neutral alignment. Sometimes having an obese clients on all 4s do cat/cow to see the extremes of movements within the spine can then help them to find that middle ground of neutral allignment. Then that can be translated to the floor.

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