Marlan Eller

Guyton, GA 31312-4599

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12 Answers | Asked by Rachel Koester on Jun 08, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jun 10, 2012

These are great answers. I can see why you didn't take a body fat measurement to begin with, however, this is an important part of the "numbers game." I like the answer "don't tell your client the numbers" and talk about how you want to track the progress. Rachel, 10 inches is almost one foot. ...

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Tell me a time where you had a client that was upset, but during a session your client went a full 180? (good way)

7 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jun 05, 2012

I had a client just recently who came in feeling down in the dumps because of her job. Work had stressed her out that day and she found out that she didn't get the new job that she had applied for, so it turned out that she was going to be stuck at the current job. Knowing my client, I knew that she...

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Is resistance training a matter of being gifted or having good genes?

10 Answers | Asked by Leondro Hernandez on May 29, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jun 05, 2012

The general consensus takes the cake here! Of course resistance training has nothing to do with genes or gender. Recovery and physical adaptation to exercise, however, are largely influenced by genetics (distribution of muscle fibers like Daniel said, for example). So we may could say that one's cap...

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I am 59 and gain weight with anything over 1200 calories. I work out very strenuously 5 to 7 days a week for 30 mins. My shape i

10 Answers | Asked by Debbie Klena on May 31, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jun 05, 2012

Debbie, In my opinion, without having more information, my advice would be to: Step 1: Consult with your primary care physician to gather more information on options that are available to you (medically). Step 2: Take advantage of any referrals made by your physician(s). Step 3: See a R...

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Scale Not Budging!

14 Answers | Asked by Terri Viani on May 30, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jun 05, 2012

Were this client training with me, I would definitely take the same approach that LaRue is suggesting. I'm sitting in the gym right now, and I just had a young man come up to me and ask me to calculate his BMI for him. I did some measurements and provided him with the number, then went into my whole...

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What is the best exercise to do to build your strength, endurance, and to make your trouble spots go away?

8 Answers | Asked by Garrett Stangel on Apr 29, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on May 16, 2012

I've got one for everyone... Let's see what you guys think of this... Has anyone ever had experience with the Cybex 750AT Total Body Arc Trainer or a similar machine? These are two links to the 770AT currently being offered by Cybex.. Keep in mind that the cybex website is made to market the e...

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What is most important when wanting weight loss a)Cardio b)strength training c)food

15 Answers | Asked by Angela Rogers on May 01, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on May 15, 2012

Hi Angela! One of my favorite sayings is... "Put good in to get good out." I have experimented with a variety of different training modalities and diets. I still feel like I haven't even scratched the surface as far as training and nutrition! So far, through proper training, nutrition, and RES...

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how much money make a personal trainer in a year

12 Answers | Asked by hamed gonzalez on Mar 01, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Mar 03, 2012

I jumped into the fitness industry pretty much overnight. I made the decision to take a class in college that would prepare me for the ACE Personal Trainer exam. The rest is history. The demand for personal training services is definitely out there in force. I had no idea how many people really do l...

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What is the most important aspect of achieving optimum fitness?

14 Answers | Asked by Billie G. Crawford on Feb 06, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Feb 08, 2012

I agree with LaRue here. My training style focuses initially on providing my clients with positive fitness experiences. My clients may not get sore after some of their sessions, but they are almost guaranteed to have fun! The first step toward building that pyramid of fitness is to get a solid grasp...

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I have a client who wants to work the outside of his triceps.

6 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Moll on Feb 06, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Feb 08, 2012

You've got some pretty complete answers here, already. Keeping it short and simple, use your knowledge of biomechanics and have your client experiment with some of the same or familiar exercises done at different angles, perhaps with different grip/wrist positions. Keep the weight light to start off...

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