Joe Ingram Jr.

BROOKLYN, NY 11238-1501

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Is it ok to train at 95% of your maximum heart rate?

15 Answers | Asked by Donna D'Souza on Nov 14, 2012

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 12, 2014

Hi Donna, I agree with Joanne and Karin. You may be able to reach that 95% MHR level (depending on your health history and current activity level) but 95% is so high that it can't be sustained for a long period. The Karvonen formula may be better because (unlike MHR) it factors in your resting...

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What is the best way to calculate heart rates zones while taking beta blockers?

6 Answers | Asked by Kacy Black on Aug 12, 2014

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 12, 2014

Hi Kacy, Beta Blockers aren't effective for heart rate zone training because beta blockers slow down heart rate. A better method for anyone who uses beta blockers is the Ratings of Perceived exertion (RPE) scale. The article below from ACE has a nice explanation of RPE. Two scales a...

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How much of Functional Training is aproriate for a gym client?

11 Answers | Asked by Dimitris Kandris on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 12, 2014

Hi Dimitris, Hate to say it , but...it varies. The assessment (and you ablilty to assess) play a critical role here. Each person has different needs; you (or another person) must determine what condition they are in then determine the amount of functional training each one needs. Good L...

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In the military, they promote crunches and situps over most other ab exercises. Do you think they are correct in doing so?

12 Answers | Asked by Gabori Hill Sr on Oct 11, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 12, 2014

Hi Gabori, The sit up test may not be 'correct' due to the current understanding of the abdominal muscles. Someone mentioned to me that the sit up test measures abdominal endurance*. The idea seems to parallel the idea of endurance events (running and cycling). The problem is that t...

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What is the best way to exercise and stay fit when you have a stress fracture and sprained ankle?

8 Answers | Asked by Sherry Moore on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 12, 2014

Hi Sherry, Sorry about the injury. The suggestions below should be used ONLY after you check with you doctor and therapist: a) I like Andrew's suggestion about swimming. It's a great way to exercise that doesn't place stress on the injury b)The bicycle also sounds good as long as it does...

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What is the difference in hiring a trainer with limited experience & a trainer with lots of experience?

12 Answers | Asked by Keegan & Dawn Malloch on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Keegan and Dawn, This is one of those 'two sides of the coin' question. A trainer with limited experience (hopefully) remembers what they have learned from their training better than experienced trainer. A trainer with experience has more on the job experiences to utilize than a trainer...

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Advice for Newcomers

11 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Ryan, One piece of advice. Learn. Learn more. Continue to learn. Because... 1) you don't know everything 2) new things contsntly turns up. People in this industry need to know up to date and accurate information Good luck ! abo

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What is your top pet peeve with the fitness industry?

16 Answers | Asked by Monica Foster on Oct 27, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Jason, My pet peeve with the fitness industry combines some of the previous comments: Lack of education Going outside the scope of practice Unqualified trainers leading group exercise programs Fitness trainers can fix anything The main peeve is that ...the fitness industry allows all o...

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Which is better for strength training: large fitness equipment or my body weight?

17 Answers | Asked by Joy Keller on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 09, 2014

Hi Joy, You can use either one . Both have benefits.

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Rowing machine benefits

13 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 08, 2014

Hi Ryan, The rowing machine is a great piece of equipment! a) Uses the upper AND lower body (more upper body usage than running) b) Allows interval training (easier than getting off a moving treadmill belt!) c) Concept 2 rower has various displays (to prevent 'same screen boredom') d) Easy ...

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