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Marlan Eller

Guyton, GA 31312-4599

Questions Answered by Marlan Eller

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Is this IDEA answer section turning into self promotion?

18 Answers | Asked by Danielle Vindez on Oct 15, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 16, 2011

I'm so glad that someone else with the same general viewpoint answered this question. As a relatively "green" trainer, I definitely am not blind to the fact that I've taken full advantage of the IDEA Answers platform, and I am aware that the number of questions answered has an impact on my rating fo...

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As trainers what are your views on consuming diet sodas in place of regular soda for weight loss?

14 Answers | Asked by Kristal Bradshaw on Oct 15, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 16, 2011

Kristal, It's important to say that I am not certified or licensed to offer advice on nutrition. I will address this question from a theoretical standpoint as far as caloric balance and sodium intake are concerned. Having gotten that out of the way, I think that people who switch to diet soda ...

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As trainers, how do you stay motivated?

23 Answers | Asked by Andrea Johnson on Oct 13, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 15, 2011

Andrea, I love this question. It can be stressful dealing with the demands and responsibilites of your personal life while having obligations to others (helping out your fellow man). I get through it by reminding myself that every day has a lesson. I know that tomorrow I will have learned som...

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What is detoxing?

6 Answers | Asked by Holly Huff on Oct 10, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 15, 2011

Holly, As a fitness professional, I am not certified to offer advice on nutrition. I can give facts to my clients, but not opinions on supplements or nutrition programs such as the one you're discussing. I think you'll find that unless a fitness professional is a registered dietitian or has a med...

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Best way to eat for a female with a mesomorphic body type.

7 Answers | Asked by Heidi Campo on Oct 06, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 08, 2011

Heidi, At one point in my life, I weighed a solid 212. I put my body through a lot in order to get that much muscle packed on and to get the physique that I had at the time (eating incredibly healthy--maybe TOO lean now that look back at it). I weigh a comfortable and still solid 186 now. This is...

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When doing a machine leg press, is it ok to direct toes to the outside as long as the knees are in alignment with the toes?

10 Answers | Asked by Sheryl Laguna on Oct 06, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 08, 2011

Yes, It is natural for most people to point their toes outward when doing squats or leg exercises. What you're talking about has a lot to do with natural protation in the feet. This happens in feet because the big toe and middle toe bear most of the weight load. Think of it this way, these two t...

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Thoughts on GNC Ravage

6 Answers | Asked by Heidi Campo on Sep 29, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 03, 2011

Hey Heidi, I've looked up Ravage. I don't ever read the descriptions for stuff like this because I don't feel like getting jerked around and lied to. I always check the ingredients. When I look for a supplement of "this" nature, a purported nitric oxide stimulator and energy/performance enhancer,...

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Do you know if there is a way to get funding to upgrade our local school gymnasiums to house proper volleyball netting?

2 Answers | Asked by Amber Florence on Sep 30, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 01, 2011

Amber, I wouldn't count on government funding right now. Art, Music, and Physical Education are the three programs that get funding cuts most often, and in that order. Probably the best way to fix this problem since it appears to be so widespread (5 schools that are outdated), would be to approac...

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Who Else Is Fed Up With Spam Advertisements On The IDEA Answers Platform?

9 Answers | Asked by Marlan Eller on Sep 29, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Oct 01, 2011

AWESOME! Hopefully the steps that have been taken will be enough to keep IDEA free from people who abuse the system!

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What is in your fitness book library?

10 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Sanchez on Sep 28, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Sep 29, 2011

I keep all my IDEA journals for references. I also use my ACE personal trainer manual and my ACE exercise science book quite often. I'm a believer in psychological well-being. Fitness, to me, starts with the mind. I keep a few "self-help" books on the shelf. I think one of the best books out there r...

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