Price Change Alert: IDEA Personal Trainer Institute Early-Bird Price Ends Friday, January 20.   Hurry! SAVE $50 Now »

Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

Questions Answered by Karin

Results 1461-1470 of 2888

Is it bad to lift weights when you are young?

7 Answers | Asked by Stephen East on Jun 10, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 10, 2013

Hi Stephen, it should be perfectly okay for you to lift weights at the age of 16. But the fact that you are hurting is an indication that something is not right. My guess is that it is the amount of weight and the way your are lifting, probably a combination of both. If you can, getting a pro...

Read More

Who is going to World?

4 Answers | Asked by Thea Ward on Jun 10, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 10, 2013

Hi Thea, I'll be there as well. I am partial to Sue Hitzmann who got me started at World four years ago and has changed my focus on training profoundly with MELT. I also look forward to Elizabeth Larkam and Eric Beard. As for workouts: as long as Lawrence Biscontini is teaching it, I don't c...

Read More

ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Exam

3 Answers | Asked by Pete Emrick on Jun 09, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 10, 2013

Hi Pete, I just love your question because I have scheduled for that same exam on June 17. For all I can tell, it is important to read the questions and the answer very carefully to pick up on the nuances which makes one answer THE best. Now that I am in the home stretch, I am just reviewing some...

Read More

Interval training vs high intensity interval training

6 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Mckinney on Jun 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 08, 2013

Hi Stephanie, interval training is a generic term, and HIIT is one possible option to do it. Here is a link to an article right here written by Len Kravitz which provides a lot of information http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/hiit-vs-continuous-endurance-trai... . Karin Singleton www.mel...

Read More

How to relieve trapezius pain?

4 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Mckinney on Jun 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 08, 2013

Hi Stephanie, I answer on the assumption that medical problems have been ruled out and that the 'pain' is a result of chronic tightness. Pain in the upper trapezius is often the result of poor posture, stemming from hours on the computer (or texting) with elevated and forward rounded shoulders...

Read More

Great blog on why time is never on your side and that you should alway's be planning ahead. Great for gym and club owners

4 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jun 07, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Ron, I could not open this link with Google Chrome because it detected mal ware. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

Read More

Do you have a printout sheet of the exercises?

7 Answers | Asked by Glenna Cottrell on May 30, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Glenna, if I give clients homework, then this comes in printed form with descriptions of the exercises, most often including pictures, and well as details on weights, sets and reps. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

Read More

Is the seated leg extension bad for you

4 Answers | Asked by Jessica Carland on May 30, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Jessica, it's one of those cases of 'it depends'. There is a place for a certain range of the leg extension movement that can help in post-surgical rehab. Most experts agree at this point in time that it is not the best or safest exercise for developing quadriceps strength. I really do not ...

Read More

Help with supersets or combined exercises programming?

8 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jun 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 07, 2013

Hi Melissa, ultimately, you can combine whatever you want but, in many cases, making things fun is great but the workout has to fit into the scheme of things and into the client's state of abilities. You are NASM certified which provides you with a valuable model of program design and progression...

Read More

how you would tell your client the relevance of the screening and appraisal process to the development of their exercise program

4 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Jun 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 06, 2013

Hello Troy, you need to establish a baseline to identify if you are making progress. It is also important to find out possible problems during the movement assessment to make sure that your program is not to the detriment of your client. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

Read More