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Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Does anyone know if studies show whether or not a 5 minute cooldown after a workout increase gains or decreases muscle soreness?

4 Answers | Asked by Joseph Geraci on Aug 01, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Aug 02, 2013

This requires an evidence based answer not an opinion. I don't know if you have ever heard of the Strength and Conditioning Research review by Brett Contreras and Chris Beardsley. They covered using foam rolling as a cool down having a positive effect on recovery. Past that I would have to spend a d...

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personal training rates

9 Answers | Asked by rachel farkas on Jun 28, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 29, 2013

I may be the anomaly in this conversation, but here is what I did. I took how much money would cover my basic needs then divided it by the total hours I wanted to work and got my base rates per hour. Then and only then did I look around at what others offered for rates and found that I wasn't the...

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Any tips about training a client who had gastric bypass surgery 5 months ago & eats 600-800 calories/day?

5 Answers | Asked by Heather Binns, CPT on Jun 27, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 29, 2013

On top of what has already been said, you noted she is eating mostly protein. This should automatically send up an intensity red flag. No carbs mean difficulty with intensity that uses the glycolytic pathway. Once you get medical approval starting slow and paying attention to RPE will be key. Basic ...

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What do you think is the most important aspect to keep retention high?

14 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jun 25, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 25, 2013

Successful clients is NUMBER ONE!! I don't care what you offer or send for birthdays if you don't get results you aren't going to keep a client around. I even have a client that moved to the other side of the country but asked me to train her via email. Once you show a client what they are capable o...

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What form cues are appropriate for avoiding overuse of pelvic muscles and pelvic floor tightness?

6 Answers | Asked by Krista Riddley on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2013

Interesting question..I have no idea. Normally activating the pelvic floor is the issue not the other way around. If you figure it out let us know.

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How much extra should a trainer charge for driving to a client's home?

12 Answers | Asked by Christina Diers on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 24, 2013

You can do it two ways. you can charge for the entire time it takes you to drive and train or just charge a little extra for gas. I charge $60 to go somewhere and train and $50 to train at my gym. I don't really ever get anybody that wants me to go their house anymore so I don't make it a big deal. ...

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Do you put your clients thru stretches before a workout, or do you just put them thru a dynamic warm-up, then static stretch at

10 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on May 24, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Whoa, this is a loaded question. Yes, I do if necessary then I do dynamic warm ups then finish with static again if needed. For instance I have a client that has tight left biceps femoris, adductors, and calf. I have him foam roll (inhibit), static stretch (inhibit and lengthen), activate glute m...

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Are you interested in becoming a personal trainer?

2 Answers | Asked by D A on May 24, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Most of us are trainers already.

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I have an ACE CPT, but I'm considering NASM CPT and then getting the CES.

4 Answers | Asked by Maritza Molina on May 28, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

How old is your ACE cert? The newest update follows a model similar to NASM. If you were certified in the last 2 years then you will see the similarities, if not then it will be completely different. I have both certifications, until the update they were completely different. Now there is considerab...

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How does knowing the current fitness level of a client assist in developing exercise programs

8 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on May 28, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

It gives you a starting point as well as gives you an idea of how hard you can push them. It is important to let them know it is just a starting point and it will show improvement.

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